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The Pyramid of Health: Exercise, Healthy Diet and Rest

Regular exercise and the consumption of a healthy diet together with having enough rest are the main three components of health which can lead you to a host of benefits, including increased energy, happiness, and even a long life. The three components of health are pivotal to determining a person’s overall health, and making them […]

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 […]

It’s International Mud Day Today

  Mud. It seems like a nuisance, doesn’t it? As soon as it rains, mud is everywhere, and it literally gets all over everything. There are definitely no benefits this slippery, sticky dirty substance could offer, right? Wrong. And the creators of International Mud Day are out to prove it! After all, mud is quintessential […]

July 26 YWCA Paint Nite Fundraiser

Our parent advisory committee for the YWCA Child Development Centre is organizing a Paint Nite on Wednesday, July 26. Paint Nite “Peaceful Beach Afternoon” Wednesday, July 26 7:00pm Hudsons Canada’s Pub Must be 19+ years of age to attend. Tickets are $45. Visit PaintNite.com to register online by July 11. All funds raised will support the music […]

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, […]

Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day

A big thank you to all the Early Childhood Educators at the YWCA Child Development Centre. You go above and beyond to make sure the children in your care have a happy, positive, and fun-filled day. Your dedication to make it all work is commendable and greatly appreciated. You do your job with such ease […]

Early Childhood Educator Month

The Ministry of Education has proclaimed that May is Early Childhood Education Month. This year, Early Childhood Appreciation Day is on May 15.  This is a great time to take a moment to thank the Early Childhood Educators in your life. “ECEs play an essential role in providing high quality environments and positive early learning […]

Outdoor Play: Rain or Shine!

Don’t let a bit of spring rain dampen the prospects of outdoor play. Dress the children (and yourself) in appropriate gear and head outside—rain or shine. When it comes to outdoor play, wet can be wonderful!! Parents of young children often keep a running list of “rainy day activities,” crafts or games to do indoors […]

Baby Boxes Arriving at YWCA Saskatoon!

A beloved tradition in Finland for 75 years, “Baby Boxes” have been given to expectant parents around the world, and the program has improved the outcomes for babies’ and families’ health. Now in Saskatchewan, a company called the Baby Box Co. has introduced the service, with a mission to “benefit families everywhere.” The Baby Boxes include […]

Top 5: Why We Love Swimming Lessons Here at the YW

The YWCA is a well-loved provider for Red Cross swimming lessons.  Here’s what we heard from parents whose children learned to swim and perfect their skills over the years at the YW. 5. At the YWCA, we have the warmest public pool in the city, perfect for our littlest swimmers. (We recently learned that one […]