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The other side of fear

As we celebrate the magic of the season, we’d like to share a heart-warming story with you — one of a mom and her son who nearly lost their family to violence, but instead found the best gift of all: resilience. She was shocked the first time it happened. Her husband hit her in the

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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.

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On Becoming: A Client Story

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,

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New CEO of YWCA Edmonton: ‘We need to talk about social profit.’

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

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A message from CEO Jackie Foord on leaving YWCA Edmonton

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

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National Philanthropy Day: Saying a special ‘thank you’

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

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