Support YWCA

Please join us on December 6 for the YWCA Rose Campaign Fundraising Breakfast to commemorate Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women and raise funds for the YWCA and its Counselling Centre.

We Remember

On December 6, 1989, 14 women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed, simply because they were women.

The day now represents a time to reflect on the issue of violence against women in our society. It is also a day for communities and individuals to speak out against all forms of violence against women, as well as its impact on their families and friends.

Why Take Action? 

  • Every week, at least one woman in Canada is murdered by a current or former partner.
  • In 2015, more than 27,000 Albertan women and children sought protection from a shelter or transition home.
  • One in five men report having witnessed abusive behaviour against a woman in a social environment in the past year.
  • Your financial support will ensure the YWCA can offer women and girls the support they need to live a healthy life, free of violence.

Event Details

Date | December 6, 2018
Time | 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.
Location | Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Empire Ballroom

The one-hour breakfast is complimentary; however, all guests will be asked to make a meaningful contribution to support the efforts of the YWCA and its Counselling Centre

The Edmonton Community Foundation has donated a lead gift of $75,000 for three years towards an exciting new initiative. Our fundraising goal is to match this generous three-year pledge.

If you are interested in attending this event, bringing a guest, or hosting a table, please contact Marty Van Sloun, Manager of Fundraising, at or call 780-233-6930. 

With your support, we can provide critical help and resources to women and their families, when and where they need us.