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.”

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.

A message from CEO Jackie Foord on leaving YWCA Edmonton

After seven years as CEO, I announced to YWCA Edmonton Staff and Board that I am stepping down at the end of March. The YWCA is a powerful voice for women, girls, and families in our city. That strength, coupled with the fact that women’s equality is openly discussed at dinner tables and in corporate boardrooms means the work of the YWCA is more relevant than ever. The conditions are perfect for a new leader to move the organization to its next stage of development. In an organization this old and storied, few individuals will lay claim to a legacy.…

Your Support
Makes a Difference

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