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Do Sask Clothing Swap

May 24th held Do Sask’s Do Sask Clothing Swap. The event was organized by the proprietor of Do Sask, Amy Rederburg, in conjunction with the Nature City Festival. Amy’s talent for organizing events were apparent at the Do Sask Pop Up Clothing Swap. She had brought in three designers to give fashion tips. One woman […]

Sexual Assault Awareness Week: Creating a lasting reminder of empowerment

Today marks the last day of Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW).  The week may end here, but the message involved in this week is one that will continue to be in the forefront. Raising awareness, never blaming the victim and breaking the stigma of sexual assault is something that we will work at daily. Today […]

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, […]

Mother’s Day at the YWCA Shelter & Residence

Mother’s Day is an important day, not only for mothers at the shelter, but for all women. Our talented Family Outreach worker, Alanda, also creates stunning succulent arrangements in her new business, Roots X Two. Alanda put together a beautiful succulent pot for each resident in honor of mother’s day and celebrating women.  Succulents are resilient, […]

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 […]

Royal LePage Golf Tournament for Shelter

Golf season is just around the corner!  YWCA Saskatoon has been selected as a beneficiary for the Royal LePage 3rd annual Golf Tournament for Shelter, along with Interval House. We are grateful to the great Royal LePage team for having such a big passion for meeting needs in our community. On behalf of our Crisis […]

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 […]

It’s Social Work Week! Shout out to the Fantastic YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence staff!

This week marks Social Work Week for Saskatchewan, a time when we celebrate people who work within the human service field.  This year’s theme is “the power to empower.” Every day, the dedicated staff members of the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence are present and supportive towards the women and children who access the shelter.  […]