YWCA Edmonton receives a $25,000 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant

More women and families seeking specialized support for complex trauma can now access YWCA Edmonton’s Counselling Services when they need to, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund. “Every year, the number of people who come to our doors looking for help increases,” said Leslie Allen, CEO of YWCA Edmonton. … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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) … Read more

Edmonton men put best feet forward for domestic violence survivors

Hundreds of men traded in their everyday footwear for high heels in downtown Edmonton today, all to help families walk away from domestic violence. City councillors, police officers, military personnel, and men and women from all walks of life tottered down 104 Street and Jasper Avenue for this year’s YWCA WALK A MILE IN HER … Read more