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YWCA Edmonton offers affordable Counselling Services using a unique model that ensures the most vulnerable clients with the highest degree of trauma receive intensive and specialized care, without cost being a barrier. Last year, we provided more than 3,800 counselling sessions to 400 clients — each with their own unique story. In her own words,
Edmonton, meet Leslie! YWCA Edmonton is proud to introduce Leslie Allen, our new Chief Executive Officer. Leslie is a new Edmontonian coming to our city from Saskatchewan. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Community Economic Development and brings with her 35 years of experience in the social services sector. For 15 of these
After seven years as CEO, I announced to YWCA Edmonton Staff and Board that I am stepping down at the end of March. The YWCA is a powerful voice for women, girls, and families in our city. That strength, coupled with the fact that women’s equality is openly discussed at dinner tables and in corporate
We’re lucky to live in a city with such a strong focus on community. We see that community spirit come alive every year at the AFP Edmonton & Area National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon, and this year was no different. On November 9, more than 120 individuals, corporations, foundations, volunteers, and the like, from around
The holidays can hold different meanings for different people, but for us, they’re a time for our Disability Services individuals, families, and staff to come together as a community. On December 14, around 200 attendees filled the Alberta Avenue Community League for our annual Disability Services Christmas Party. Decorations, gifts, turkey dinner, and a visit from Santa (herself)
Community. It’s at the heart of all that is the Edmonton Community Foundation, right down to its name. Announced at our annual Rose Campaign Breakfast, the Edmonton Community Foundation is living up to its name — and then some — with a transformational gift of $75,000 per year over the next 3 years towards a new Registered Psychologist for