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YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® | September 12, 2018

Equality, opportunity, choice

As part of the oldest and largest women’s social service organization in Canada, the YWCA Edmonton has been serving the capital region since its founding in 1907. We are a women’s organization that advances the wellness and growth of women, girls, and families. 

“The YWCA is the reason I’m alive today. When I first walked into the Counselling Centre, I had run out of reasons to live. I had no money to afford help.
I was lucky to find the YWCA.”

Real Impact

Since founding in 1907, YWCA Edmonton has grown and evolved with Edmontonians, responding to the ever-changing issues and needs of a growing population.

Today, we’re proud to support 8,000 women and families through counselling, leadership programs, outdoor education, and disability services. 


85% of Counselling Services clients have a better understanding of the issues they face and how to cope with them.

On Becoming: A Client Story

YWCA Edmonton offers affordable Counselling Services using a unique model that ensures the most vulnerable clients with the highest degree of trauma receive intensive and specialized care, without cost being a barrier. Last year, we provided more than 3,800 counselling sessions to 400 clients — each with their own unique story. In her own words, here’s one client’s story* and her experience with our Counselling Services, as she takes her first steps towards recovery. Nadia* wandered her old neighbourhood, holding hands with the ghosts of her painful past. “This was your old house. Do you remember the abuse, the neglect,…

Your Support
Makes a Difference

When you support YWCA Edmonton, you transform the lives of thousands of women and families in need.