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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 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 Bonus of Board Service

Board service is an excellent opportunity to contribute to an organization. It can also be a great way to enhance personal and professional skills and expertise. Serving on a board helps you to learn about different leadership styles, corporate cultures and business models while also expanding your peer, professional and community networks. Volunteering on a

Give the gift of Empowerment this holiday season

This holiday season, you can give the gift of empowerment and equity for women and girls in our community. There’s no denying it: this pandemic has been difficult. But difficult times call for determination, perseverance and teamwork. As Edmonton’s largest and oldest women’s organization, we are no stranger to hard work. And so we continue

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We Dance for Life (Pima’tisowin e’ mimtotaman)

Ongoing settler colonialism and a continuation of genocidal acts towards Indigenous people has resulted in an epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQ+. The multigenerational effects of colonial violence against Indigenous people are known and well-documented in Canada, including legislation in the Indian Act, which was used as a significant tool of

Your Support
Makes a Difference

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