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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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Making spirits bright for our Disability Services individuals

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)

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Edmonton Community Foundation leads the way at Rose Campaign Breakfast

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

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A gift for you this holiday season

We all receive many requests for support during the holiday season. So, I thought I’d like to give you a small gift: the heart-warming story of one of the children we see here in our Counselling Centre. The other day I was working with my office door open, as I often do. I heard a

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Week Without Violence: Why the YW?

In honour of the 2017 Week Without Violence, we asked the question: Why the YW? Why is the YWCA essential to violence intervention, recovery, and prevention? In the era of the 24-hour news cycle, most of us forget that thousands and thousands of acts of violence take place every day. Despite the numbers, these acts

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Amber Niemeier
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Office | 780.423.9922 Ext 281
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Email | a.niemeier@ywcaedm.org

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