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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, […]

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 […]

Helping Your Child Learn to Eat

Offer something to eat and drink every 2-3 hours. This helps to train your child’s appetite so that he is hungry for scheduled mealtimes.   Limit caloric liquids to 24-28 ounces per 24 hour period (approximately 4 oz. per meal or snack). Liquids include anything that would fill the tummy (milk, formula, smoothies, juice, etc). […]

YWCA Opportunity Shop Customers are Good Friends

Today, as often happens, a customer complimented us on our shop. She said it always looks so clean, and well organized, and she loves to shop with us. She also donated some very special family jewelry treasures because she “knows and appreciates all the good work we do.” In January each year, we notice a […]

Staff Picks and Tips . . .

Carrie Fisher on Confidence: YWCA Staff’s Pick . . .   Carrie Fisher said “- stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action.  You don’t have to wait to be confident.  Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow. This staff’s favorite quote sums it up for those of us at […]

Family Day in Saskatchewan

Family Day is observed in Saskatchewan on the third Monday of February. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.  It gives families the chance to spend time together. What do people do? On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole […]