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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.

YWCAs of Alberta Joint Statement on Kamloops Residential School

The devastating discovery of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School is a painful reminder of the residential school system’s horrific legacy of violence and abuse. The YWCAs of Alberta mourn these children, and extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the survivors, families and all First Nations people throughout Turtle Island.  Without

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One Year Into COVID-19

One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic.  But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: From Challenge Comes Change Marked annually on March 8, International Women’s Day is a day  that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women throughout the world. The day is also a focal point for women’s rights, and marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. International Women’s Day (IWD)

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Makes a Difference

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