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Sept. 15 YWCA Shine a Light Run: Why We Run

Welcome to the YWCA Shine a Light Run! This is why we run. Every participant in the Shine a Light Run has their own reasons for committing to run the 2K, 5K, or 10K course. We are running to shine a light on needs and solutions right here in our community, like safe streets, homes for everyone, […]

Never Blame the Victim: Taking a Stand Against Sexual Assault

Province of Saskatchewan and City of Saskatoon declare Sexual Assault Awareness Week Saskatoon, Sk—The province of Saskatchewan and City of Saskatoon have declared May 15-19, 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) 2017. The awareness campaign is promoted jointly by partner organizations Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre (SSAIC) and YWCA Saskatoon. At the heart of […]

Never Blame the Victim Campaign Kit

Never Blame the Victim Key Messages: The province of Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon have declared May 15-19, 2017 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week.  Evidence shows that fewer than 9 out of 10 sexual assaults are not reported to police. The Sexual Assault Awareness Week proclamations by the city and province take a stand with […]

YWCA Canada Welcomes CEO Maya Roy

Maya Roy takes up her duties as Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Canada on May 15th, 2017 Toronto, ON—YWCA Canada, the country’s oldest and largest women’s service organization, announced today the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer. Maya Roy takes up her duties at YWCA Canada’s National Office in Toronto on May 15th, 2017. […]

Commitment to Workplace Safety – YWCA Clients and Staff

The April 28 National Day of Mourning recognizes workers who have died—and those who are injured or become ill—on the  job. One workplace injury or death is too many. However, Saskatchewan recorded 32 workplace deaths in 2015. The National Day of Mourning reminds us that there is more work to do in the area of workplace health and safety. Workers […]

Adopting a Room for YWCA Turning Points

The YWCA Turning Points program offers transitional housing options for single women here in our community. It’s part of the YWCA Adopt a Room charitable program, and it’s a success story for each woman involved. “Turning Points is a supportive living residence for women,” explains YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence Assistant Manager Mirna Funes-Klaassen. “They […]

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

For the second year, the people of Saskatoon are coming together in support of the community services and programs happening inside every room at the YWCA, through a charitable program called “Adopt a Room”. Through the YWCA Adopt a Room program, individuals and businesses are able to pledge a charitable gift and adopt one of several […]

Tina Beaudry-Mellor Visits YWCA’s Wrap-Around Services

Saskatchewan Minister of Social Services and Minister for the Status of Women Tina Beaudry-Mellor travelled to Saskatoon Tuesday for visits with representatives of several major community based organizations, including YWCA Saskatoon’s Executive Director Shannon Zook. The YWCA’s wrap-around supports were a major focus of the visit, as Minister Beaudry-Mellor toured spaces and met managers, staff […]

October 19 Open House and AGM

Wednesday, October 19 is the YWCA Saskatoon Annual General Meeting, and all community members are welcome to attend. This year our focus our mission: to nurture well-being of women and families through inclusive services and supports. Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Time: 2:00-4:00 Open House tours and refreshments, 4:00-6:00 Guest Speaker Shelley Joseph and AGM, […]

Take Back the Night: Walking in Your Neighbourhood without Fear of Violence

  Imagine walking around your own neighbourhood in fear. Fear for your safety. Fear for the safety of your children. It’s a feeling many women experience every day. It’s a feeling that needs to stop. Empowering women and giving them the ability and peace of mind to walk without fear is at the heart of […]