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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.

16 Days of Activism

Every year, people around the world observe the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which run from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through December 10 (World Human Rights Day). In Canada, we also observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women, in honour of

Affordable, quality child care for Alberta families

https://www.ywcaofedmonton.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Childcare-Square.mp4 On behalf of YWCA Edmonton, I want to thank the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta for reaching this long-awaited transformative and historic deal on child care. Along with YWCA Calgary, we were honoured to play a small role behind-the-scenes to help government officials get this deal done. It is an important investment

YWCA Edmonton x DirectHer Network Collaboration 📣

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

Your Support
Makes a Difference

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