Every year, people around the world observe the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which run from November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through December 10 (World Human Rights Day). In Canada, we also observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Violence Against Women, in honour of the women who died in the horrific mass shooting at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989. Everyone has the right
The Power Lunch Speaker Series
YWCA Edmonton proudly launched The Power Lunch Speaker Series in 2020. These powerful conversations spotlighting influential Canadian women have been both inspiring and empowering for all those in attendance. These sessions are an opportunity for us all to learn from the perspectives and experiences of others as we work towards developing a greater understanding of social issues in our community today.
Meet the New Mayors
A YWCAs of Alberta x Searching for Izena Collaboration
Join us for a fascinating and in-depth conversation with three new mayors and political trailblazers in Alberta – Calgary’s Mayor Jyoti Gondek, Grande Prairie’s Mayor Jackie Clayton and Medicine Hat’s Linnsie Clark. All three women made history in October 2021 by becoming the first women ever elected to the top jobs in their respective communities—mayor. You’ll learn more about their political journeys, what it’s like being “Her Worship,” and their advice for women, girls and gender diverse people interested in getting involved in politics.
This free virtual conversation is hosted by the YWCAs of Alberta and the Searching For Izena Project. All are welcome. The conversation will be moderated by Global Edmonton City Hall Reporter Sarah Ryan.
The Power Lunch Archives
Previous Power Lunch sessions are now available for you to view at your convenience. Let us know what you think by sharing on social media using the hashtags #ywPowerLunch and #WeAreYW.