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Canadian Down Syndrome Week: See The Ability

Cody beside river in the mountains

Canadian Down Syndrome Week is celebrated annually from November 1 – a week that aims to encourage the inclusion of people with Down Syndrome, while working to dispel myths and sterotypes. Created by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, this week celebrates people with Down syndrome and teaches others to See the Ability, highlighting that all … Read more

We want to deal in hope, not hopelessness

While walking with her young daughter recently, our Director of Counselling Services Ashey Lim says that about ten minutes into the walk her daughter became sad and had really low energy. She said, “Mommy, my feet are hurting. My toes are sore.” After checking her daughter’s feet, she realized the shoes had gotten two sizes … Read more

Who would have thought that life as we knew it would change so fast?

Frontline. It’s a word we’ve all heard a lot during the last seven months. The men and women who risk their health to look after our communities are real heroes. Have you considered that there are hidden frontline workers? Sounds a bit paradoxical doesn’t it, but consider the support workers of YWCA Edmonton’s disabled community.  … Read more

Securing the Future of Alberta Families: Economic Recovery

The last three months have brought unprecedented change, uncertainty and disruption to our community. And, unfortunately, it has become increasingly clear that women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, including increased gender-based violence, unpaid labour and job losses. Alberta has faced a “double-whammy” because it was already reeling from economic … Read more

Give a Gift, Change a Life

Giving Tuesday is a global movement, but you can be a part of it right here in your own community! Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Considered to be the “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, … Read more

Giving Thanks and Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies, and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community … Read more

YWCA Edmonton appoints interim CEO

YWCA Edmonton is pleased to announce Amber Niemeier has been named interim CEO, following the departure of Leslie Allen. We sincerely thank Ms. Allen for her contributions to the movement and wish her all the best in the future. The search for a new CEO is underway, and Ms. Niemeier’s appointment will ensure a smooth progression … Read more