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Power of Being a Girl

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My name is Erica Yeung, and I had the opportunity to job shadow at YWCA Edmonton under Gini Beaumont, Girls’ Program Coordinator, as part of the U of A’s Job Shadow program. For this, I got to attend the Power of Being a Girl Conference – a free one-day event for girls from schools throughout Edmonton and area.

2014 Women of Distinction Nominations Open

(Edmonton, February 19, 2014) YWCA Edmonton has been honouring the best and brightest women in our city for over 30 years. Past honourees include: Carrie Doll,  Lois Hole, Ruth Kelly, Barbara Poole, Anne McLellan, Jan Reimer, Lynda Steele and hundreds more. These awards are designed to recognize the strength and leadership of women in our city in an effort to encourage girls and women to follow in their footsteps; becoming the next generation of positively engaged change-makers.  

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 July and August. YoWoChAs is located on Lake Wabamun, 80 km west of Edmonton and now offers a variety of day-camp and overnight summer camp programs for children from 4-16 year. YoWoChAs overnight accommodations range from cabins to tents and even tipis.  Just imagine the adventure your child could have spending a week camping out in a tipi!

YWCA Women change the face of global leadership

YWCA Women change the face of global leadership

August 2, 2013

The World YWCA and its global movement was delighted with the recent announcement from the office of the United Nations Secretary-General that Ms. PhumzileMlambo-Ngcuka, former Deputy President of South Africa, was appointed as the new Executive Director of UN Women. She will be taking over from Michelle Bachelet from Chile, who resigned in March this year from the position.

The office of the UN Secretary-General was quoted as saying on the choice,

Celebrating the First International Day of the Girl

Today, on the first International Day of the Girl YWCA Canada joins others in solidarity to promote and advance the equality of girls and young women locally, nationally and globally. It is the day set aside to recognize that the future peace, justice and prosperity of the world depends on the equality of girls and young women today no matter where they are in the world.