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.

The other side of fear

As we celebrate the magic of the season, we’d like to share a heart-warming story with you — one of a mom and her son who nearly lost their family to violence, but instead found the best gift of all: resilience. She was shocked the first time it happened. Her husband hit her in the middle of an argument and gave her a black eye. He apologized and promised it would never happen again. But then, there was a second time. And, a third time. And, too many times to count after that. Eventually, the abuse stretched into years. Fear,…

Your Support
Makes a Difference

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