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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: January 2021

An Introduction to Mobility

By Nima Nazemi, Business Development Coordinator, YWCA Saskatoon/Fitness on 25th   Mobility refers to how well you can move, and how freely and efficiently. It’s basically the ability to move your entire body freely and correctly. It encompasses muscle strength, range of motion and endurance capacity. If you have great mobility, you are able to […]

The Homelessness Crisis: Access to Shelters Amid a Pandemic  

By Haley Ramphal    Homelessness targets the most vulnerable individuals within society and exposes them to its unforgiving conditions. In recent months, with the Covid-19 pandemic and capacity restrictions, shelters are filling up fast, leaving many uncertain of where to go when places are full.  Although homelessness affects both men and women, research explains that Saskatchewan is an outlier amongst provinces in that it has the highest rates of gender-based violence, therefore negatively […]

YWCA Trade Journey

Trade Journey is a 16-week program designed for women who like working with their hands, who have already experienced some work in either construction, renovation, mining, or maintenance positions or want to make a transition into a career in the trades. Our program offers the ability to experience trades and will help build the confidence […]

Zoom, the office and the future: What will work look like after coronavirus?

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, there have been many questions about what (or even where) the workplace will be in the future, particularly for people who work at companies based in traditional offices. Video-based conference calls on platforms like Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco Webex, etc. are with us […]

Reach Your Employment Goals in a Job Finding Club

Access to YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre remains limited for in-person group programs in light of the COVID-19 situation.  We will continue to provide remote services via email, telephone, social media and Zoom. We invite you to join YWCA Saskatoon’s Job Finding Club-Online (via Zoom) and achieve your employment goals. The Job Finding Club […]

Rules for Sharing a Lane with Other Swimmers

by Shadi Beiki, Head Lifeguard, YWCA Saskatoon/Fitness on 25th Swimming is a lot like driving, cycling, or walking, in that there are accepted norms for how we share the space we use. In general, the rules outlined can be lumped under the notion of swimming conscientiously of others in the hope that your fellow swimmers will […]

Make the most of this weird 2021 fitness year

by Fred Dyck Director of Fitness, YWCA Saskatoon One cannot overstate the impact of the Covid-19 virus on our society. Now ten months into this pandemic we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine rollouts but months remain in front of us with serious restrictions on our choices. Like […]

The Top Jobs Skills Employers Want in 2021, Part 1

As we look ahead to 2021, we know one thing for certain  – 2020 turned the work world on its head. With a global pandemic creating and enforcing new strategies to keep the wheels turning, remote work became the norm. Some companies embraced the remote work model and will keep it full-time, while others hope to […]

The Female Recession: COVID-19’s Impact on Women in the Workforce

By Haley Ramphal. The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been one of the most impactful events in modern history. With the rising numbers of cases, deaths, and the panic of medical supplies and equipment running low, it is safe to say 2020 will be a year that is always remembered. To make matters worse, this virus […]