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CEO’s Letter to the Editor: YWCAs urging housing solutions

 Work together for housing solutions  Published on: September 14, 2017, Saskatoon StarPhoenix  The federal National Housing Strategy (NHS) has promised to invest $11 billion over 10 years through the National Housing Fund, Investment in Affordable Housing,and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. YWCA Canada and other members of Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) have joined together to make […]

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, […]

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! September 21st

Join us for this important and empowering night!!! The SWCC  presents Take Back The Night! This is an annual rally and March that takes a stand to raise awareness and end gender-based violence.  We will have a guest speaker that will speak to the impact of violence followed by a march up 25th street and […]

Exercising for Older Women: How Often?!

The first question most sedentary clients have when considering beginning an exercise program is, “How much do I have to do to get results?” Those who have been sedentary for long periods of time may not intrinsically enjoy physical activity, therefore may not be driven to exercise for reasons of pleasure and enjoyment. Other reasons […]

More Than a Safe Place

YWCA transitional housing program is a real “turning point” Looking up at the YWCA building from Saskatoon’s Kinsmen Park, you see a row of windows belonging to a group of incredibly determined women, residents in the YWCA Turning Points program. Located on one floor in the Crisis Shelter and Residence are 14 spaces for women […]

The Iceland Challenge 2017: breathtaking views and a challenging terrain

The Royal LePage team has shared a beautiful video showcasing the vast and every-changing terrain of Iceland. The teams hiked this challenging landscape to raise funds and awareness in support of shelters and community resources within our city. This challenge involved raising 85% of their funds for 2 Saskatoon shelters, the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence […]

Call for Applications: YWCA Saskatoon Board of Directors

YWCA Saskatoon is currently accepting applications for membership on its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors advances the mission of YWCA Saskatoon and fosters its continued success. Its role includes fiduciary responsibility, governance, stakeholder communications, oversight of business, and support for fundraising. If applicable, candidates are encouraged to self-identify as under 30 years of […]

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. […]