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

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 […]

Fitness on 25th Story: Jason and Janice

Janice and Jason are two of our wonderful members. From the first time I saw them, I was so impressed by their dedication and hard work. Watching them work out was a true motivation for me when I was supposed to work out after a long day at work. Since January 2017, Janice has lost […]

Fight the Challenge of Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, are an increasing global epidemic. Chronic diseases kill 36 million people per year and are the leading cause of death globally. In Canada, 67% of all deaths per year are caused by four major chronic diseases: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases. Three out of five Canadians aged […]

The Iceland Challenge for Shelter

Royal LePage is going to new heights to raise funds and awareness about homelessness and violence. Employees and friends of Royal Lepage are embarking on a hiking challenge in Iceland’s Southern Highlands with an important goal. They are raising funds and hiking to create awareness, placing shelters and anti-violence resources on the forefront, through the […]

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 […]

Saskatoon Women’s Open Golf Championship

Golfers are making a difference for Saskatoon!  YWCA Saskatoon has been selected as a beneficiary for the 2017 Saskatoon Women’s Open Golf Championship. We are grateful to the organizers and golfers for caring for other women in our community and making a difference. From our Crisis Shelter and Residence clients who rely on our programs, […]

5 Strategies To Deal With Stress

According to Harvard Health, 25% of population report experiencing high levels of stress and another 50% point to moderate levels due to dozen, potentially hundreds of cases from the weather to the economy to personal situations. Based on a study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, people cope by talking to friends and […]

Thanks again Jazz Fest!!!

The YWCA Youth Program would like to thank the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival for their donation of 6 tickets to Arrested Development! Your donation allowed the young women that live in our program a chance to get out in the community and see a concert which is something not many of the youth get to […]

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 […]