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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

GENDER EQUALITY WEEK 2019 – DO YOUR PART IN MAKING SURE #EVERYONEBENEFITS

This week, we join the rest of Canada in celebrating Gender Equality Week! From September 23rd-27th, people from coast to coast will celebrate the progress our country has made in advancing gender equality, while reflecting on the work that remains to make sure that everyone – regardless of their gender – can reach their full … Read more