The Rose Campaign is a national advocacy campaign to end violence against women and girls. The Campaign takes its name from the original Rose button, created 27 years ago to commemorate 14 young women who were murdered at l’Ecole Polytechnique, by calling for action on violence against women and promoting strategies to stop violence in our communities.

December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women – a day we remember the women who died and re-commit to taking action on violence against women and girls until our streets, our campuses and our homes are safe. Because Canada is not yet a safe country for women.

How YWCA Edmonton Takes Action on Gender-Based Violence

Since 1907, YWCA Edmonton has been supporting and empowering women and girls. Our work to overcome gender-based violence is realized through many of the programs we offer – Counselling Services, which uses a trauma-informed approach to build resilience; Youth Programming, which teaches youth about healthy relationships, consent and how to handle gender-based violence; and healing retreats that we host at Camp Yowochas, a safe place for women and families to begin their healing journeys while recovering from violence. Our advocacy work at all levels of government works to both alleviate immediate community need and help create widespread systemic impact to improve the lives of women and girls in our community, our province, and beyond. 

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We couldn’t do this work without you. Thank you for your generous support of our work to end gender-based violence as we create equity, opportunity and choice for all.