The devastating discovery of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School is a painful reminder of the residential school system’s horrific legacy of violence and abuse. The YWCAs of Alberta mourn these children, and extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the survivors, families and all First Nations people throughout Turtle Island. Without Truth, there can be no Reconciliation. The traumas that communities, families, and survivors of residential schools endured have been passed
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help a young mother access mental health support after fleeing an abusive relationship.
give a 15 year-old girl the tools and life skills to build healthy relationships for the rest of her life.
advocate governments for the rights of women and girls disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Every day YWCA Edmonton is there for our community, helping families most and offering high quality resources, services, programs and care to those who need us most.
This work touches the lives of thousands of Edmontonians every year, and it’s only possible through the incredible generosity of our community of supporters like you. You are the reason #YWeCan adapt to these challenging times for families in need across Edmonton, and #YWeCan look ahead to a brighter shared future.
This September, please support YWCA Edmonton through our #YWeCan campaign. Together, we can shape this next chapter for Edmonton as we work to build a stronger, healthier and equitable community for all.
Where your money goes
Unless indicated otherwise, your donation will go towards our COVID-19 Response Efforts for the duration of this health crisis. See the difference your donation makes.
Monthly donors receive one consolidated tax receipt annually reflecting their cumulative donations throughout the year.
In 2019, our Counselling Centre provided approximately 4,202 counselling sessions to 426 clients. In a recent survey, 83% of clients said they have learned better coping strategies for the problems they face.
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