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Stronger Together: Alberta YWCA Advocacy Work Through the Pandemic

The YWCA began its mission to be a powerful voice for women in Alberta more than a century ago. Today, we remain at the forefront of the critical issues facing women and girls. From reducing gender-based violence to implementing trauma-informed practises and developing leadership programs for girls and youth, YWCAs across the province are spearheading

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Affordable, quality child care for Alberta families

https://www.ywcaofedmonton.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Childcare-Square.mp4 On behalf of YWCA Edmonton, I want to thank the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta for reaching this long-awaited transformative and historic deal on child care. Along with YWCA Calgary, we were honoured to play a small role behind-the-scenes to help government officials get this deal done. It is an important investment

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Securing the Future of Alberta Families: Economic Recovery

The last three months have brought unprecedented change, uncertainty and disruption to our community. And, unfortunately, it has become increasingly clear that women and girls have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, including increased gender-based violence, unpaid labour and job losses. Alberta has faced a “double-whammy” because it was already reeling from economic

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