State of the YW

YWCA Edmonton is a dynamic agency that is always busy working to serve the women, children and families of Edmonton. Here’s what happening now:


  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes | September 23



Donations to Marlene Bird and Family

As you may have heard, a Prince Albert woman named Marlene Bird was brutally attacked on June 1, 2014 in Prince Albert and transferred to the University of Alberta hospital here...

In Loving Memory of a Woman of Distinction

Iris Saunders was an incredibly well respected woman in the Edmonton community, especially in the non-profit disability sector. She was nominated for a Woman of Distinction award...

Becoming a Member of the Board

For me, volunteering with the YWCA Edmonton for the past eightyears has been an inspirational journey, filled with passion and genuine fun. The entire team is comprised of some of...

Therapy Methods | EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)Are you are struggling with painful memories from past trauma? Considering what types of therapy might be most useful? Let me...

CSW58 in New York City

Hi everyone,It is not actually the first day of the conference yet.  Today was the NGO consultation day.  It consisted of three panel discussions.  The purpose of...
Tags: Activism, YWCA

Summer Camp Registration Open at YoWoChAs

It may not feel much like summer quite yet, but YWCA Edmonton’s YoWoChAs Outdoor Education Centre is already accepting registrations for their 2014 summer camp programs in...

Social Enterprise & YWCA Edmonton

One of the focuses of our Board of Directors this year has been social enterprise. Board member Heather Chapple travelled to Calgary last month to attend the Social Enterprise...

YWCA Women change the face of global leadership

YWCA Women change the face of global leadershipAugust 2, 2013The World YWCA and its global movement was delighted with the recent announcement from the office of the United...
Tags: Leadership, Women


This year, over 170 girls from Edmonton and the surrounding area attended THE POWER OF BEING A GIRL® Conference on February20th. It was an unbelievably loud, but absolutely...
Tags: Leadership, Girls

World YWCA Vice President Pursuing Master's Degree in Edmonton

Some days I feel incredibly privileged to live in Canada.  Last week, I met Ida Ituze. Ida is a lawyer, speaks at least three languages, represents young women for the YWCA...