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News & Events from the YWCA | Category Archives: Crisis Shelter & Residence

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 […]

Margaret’s Place a Safe Haven for Girls

The transition from adolescence to adulthood can be tough. Girls aged 16 to 18 are better able to make that transition thanks to the support of Margaret’s Place. Located at the YWCA, Margaret’s Place is operated under the Ministry of Social Services and offers a safe haven for teen girls. “Youth come to us based […]

Anti Violence Campaign Urges Bystanders, Public to Speak Out

YWCA Canada’s campaign calls for every day action to end violence against young women, girls, and non-binary youth Toronto, ON–From sexual assaults on campus, to Islamophobia, transphobia, anti-Black racism, and cyberviolence—young women, girls and non-binary youth navigate multiple forms of violence every day. Today YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service association, launches their annual #NOTokay campaign calling on all Canadians to […]

Housing for Women Recognized in National Announcement

A gender lens on the National Housing Strategy is a step in the right direction, says largest provider of housing and shelter for women in Canada Toronto, ON—YWCA Canada welcomes today’s National Housing Strategy announcement, one that includes our ask for 25% of funds to flow directly to projects and services for women, girls and their […]

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

It’s that time of year again, 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 […]

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – A Place of Safety and Joy

My name is Heather Morrison, and I’m a big fan of the YWCA. I appreciate all they do for women in so many different capacities. I’ve had the pleasure of emceeing the Women of Distinction Awards, as well as being nominated in the Arts category. When I worked in radio, we raised funds and took […]

Our Long Term Family Outreach Relationship

YWCA Family Outreach is a true long term relationship. As we began working with families, we realized that continuing our relationship after they find housing is just as important as helping them find a permanent home. The program was developed to assist families who access the YWCA shelter to find safe, secure housing; then to […]

Food Secure

In the nutrition program in the Crisis Shelter and Residence, our YWCA residents work with a registered dietitian to cook nutritious and low-cost meals. Evidence shows that improving food security is important for improving overall physical and mental health. Three nutrition sessions are offered every week, offering flexible community meal times to reach a wider […]

CEO’s Message: YWCA Annual Report on Impact

On behalf of our board of directors and entire leadership team, thanks for your partnership, support and involvement with YWCA Saskatoon last year. Our YWCA Saskatoon 2016-2017 Annual Report, “Wrap Around,” has been published, and I would encourage you to read through the impact stories about our work in the community: http://www.ywcasaskatoon.com/about-the-ywca/financial-reporting/ YWCA services and programs […]

Youth Suicide in our Community – Panel Discussion

Everyone is welcome to attend our upcoming community conversation about youth suicide, an issue close to our hearts. As a YWCA board and staff, we felt a sense of urgency to talk about the issue of suicide among our young people. This has touched many lives in some way. Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: […]