In an effort to increase much-needed gender equality on boards, YWCA Edmonton and DirectHer Network have teamed up on a unique 12-month pilot project aimed at blazing more pathways for women and gender minorities wanting to serve at decision-making tables. “This partnership is a made-in-Alberta solution to the real challenge of not seeing enough women
Creating brighter futures for women & families
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.”
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.
The Canadian Parliament recently enacted legislation establishing September 30th as Truth and Reconciliation Day. It is a day set aside for all Canadians to reflect on and honour the legacy of residential schools. YWCA Edmonton will mark the day by hosting a morning workshop for our staff, with special guest speaker Stephanie Harpe, a local
Imagine That: A BIPOC Youth Guide to Navigating Teenage Identity is a free, virtual, national conference that will take place Friday, August 13th to Saturday, August 14th 2021. Imagine That welcomes Black, Indigenous, and other cisgendered girls, trans and gender nonconforming, and two spirit folks of colour from the ages of 13-16 all across Canada.
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