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.

Finally free: *Ella’s escape from domestic violence

*Ella’s life changed when she was 10 years old. That was the year she lost a pivotal role model in her life: her mother. Her father and siblings remained a constant source of support growing up, but her mother’s death left an undeniable hole in her life. Then she met him — her now ex-husband. Their relationship finally offered the warmth and love she once felt from her mother. “He was the first man in my life,” she said. Not so happily ever after After a couple of years together, though, the abuse started —  first in the form of…

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