YWCA Edmonton is here for you

The YWCA has operated in Edmonton for 115 years, supporting our community through two world wars, the great depression, the Spanish flu, the COVID pandemic and more. For more than a century we have adapted, innovated, and done what needs to be done to support Edmontonians through extraordinary times.

We are working with YWCAs across Canada and Alberta to have a coordinated response when it comes to issues facing women and children during the pandemic. During this pandemic we are once again adapting and being responsive to the needs of our community, remaining a reliable, steady source of support for Edmontonians.

We are listening and responding

YWCA Edmonton is continually working to best meet the needs of our community as we build equity, opportunity and choice for those we serve through the following programs and services:


Mental health supports are in high demand these days. Those in need of affordable mental health support are accessing first-rate care with our psychologists via telephone and video sessions. We are also offering remote counselling sessions to a women’s shelter through the YWCA in Nunavut.

Youth Programs

Youth programs are being delivered directly into girls’ homes through their laptops and phones, helping them stay socially connected and informed even while not able to be together in the same physical space.

Disability Services

Our front-line support staff continue to support everyone we serve to ensure all those who come into our care are given every opportunity to live their best life, safely adhering to pandemic public health orders.

Camp Yowochas

Located on the beautiful shores of Wabamun Lake, Camp Yowochas has offered thousands of children, youth, and adults exceptional team-building, leadership development, and environmental education for more than 100 years.

We will get through this together

We know that the most vulnerable populations continue to be most affected through these crisis times, and we remain unwavering in our commitment to be here to support those who need us.

The YWCA has always been a leader in providing community supports, and we are now focused on helping our community face the repercussions of this crisis. You can learn more about our Recommendations for Economic Recovery here.

Together, we are always stronger; your help today creates better futures for all those we serve.

Message from Katherine O'Neill, YWCA Edmonton's CEO