One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met
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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.”
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 9,000 women and families through counselling, leadership programs, outdoor education, and disability services.
83% of Counselling Services clients have a better understanding of the issues they face and how to cope with them.
International Women’s Day: From Challenge Comes Change Marked annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women throughout the world. The day is also a focal point for women’s rights, and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. International Women’s Day (IWD)
Pink Shirt Day Pink Shirt Day is observed on the last Wednesday of February in Canada; it’s a day marked by people wearing pink shirts to take a stand against bullying. This initiative started in Nova Scotia in 2007, after two teen boys saw a younger student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to
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