One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
This project was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Edmonton Community Foundation and has been organized by YWCA Edmonton and Parity YEG.
YWCA Edmonton has been a powerful voice for gender equity and social progress in the capital region since 1907. Part of an international movement, YWCA Edmonton is a trusted provider of services, programs and advocacy work that transforms lives and helps build a stronger, healthier, and equitable community for all. The organization employees close to 300 full-, part-time and seasonal staff annually.
YWCA Edmonton is the fiscal agent and one of the lead organizers for the Searching For Izena Project.
Parity YEG is dedicated to opening more doorways for women into politics. The Edmonton-based volunteer organization takes a multi-partisan approach and exists to achieve gender parity at decision-making tables. They engage, encourage and work alongside women to help them run for office.