In an effort to increase much-needed gender equality on boards, YWCA Edmonton and DirectHer Network have teamed up on a unique 12-month pilot project aimed at blazing more pathways for women and gender minorities wanting to serve at decision-making tables. “This partnership is a made-in-Alberta solution to the real challenge of not seeing enough women on boards, particularly women of colour and Indigenous women. We need to open more doors for everyone,” said YWCA Edmonton
Programs and Services
We’ve been serving people in Edmonton living with disabilities since 1979.
Our services support a wide range of diagnoses, including but not limited to:
- developmental disabilities
- physical limitations
- behavioural and psychological challenges
- medical fragility
The difference Disability Services makes
Our goal is to empower individuals to achieve their full potential with the support of their community. We create opportunities for each individual to enhance her/his quality of life through goal setting and personal achievement.
Who we serve
We were first established to provide support to women having a child living with disabilities.
Today, our services are expanded to include all adults and children with disabilities, and their families. From infants to seniors, we support everyone we can to ensure all those who come into our care are given every opportunity to live their best life.
What we offer
IN 2018, WE SERVED A TOTAL OF:
Our services are accessed by caseworker referral only through Alberta Government Disability Services:
- Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
- Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
To determine your caseworker and if you qualify for funding, contact:
For children living with disabilities:
Phone: 780-427-4354 | Fax: 780-427-0256
For adults living with disabilities:
Phone: 780-427-2817 | Fax: 780-422-6411
Your SupportMakes a Difference
When you support YWCA Edmonton, you transform the lives of thousands of women and families in need.