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National Indigenous History Month 2021

The month of June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21st, 2021 marks the 25th annual National Indigenous Peoples Day.  The month of June is an important time to commemorate the rich history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Métis peoples in Canada. While we acknowledge and mourn the loss of the 215 Tk’emlúps te […]

Women of Distinction Spring Alumni Breakfast

  Come and join YWCA Saskatoon and Alumni for breakfast! On March 5, 2020 we will be hosting the Women of Distinction Alumni Breakfast at the Sheraton Cavalier.  Everyone is welcome to attend and hear our guest speaker, Grit McCreath speak. Tickets can be purchased at by clicking here  

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – Lifting other women up

My name is Donna Bailey. I have a lifelong connection to the YWCA. My earliest memory of the Y is when I was about five years old, when my mother brought my sister and me to learn to swim. I was always involved in the exercise programs. When I had children, I used to put my children […]

Canadian Western Bank Partners with YWCAs Across Canada to Empower Girls

Canadian Western Bank gifts designated for girls’ empowerment in Saskatoon and across Canada SASKATOON, November 20, 2018 – More girls across Canada can access critical programs, thanks to a generous gift from Canadian Western Bank. Nine YWCAs across the country will share a gift of $100,000 to support girl empowerment programs. For decades, YWCAs across Canada […]

YWCA Community Talk: Sexualized Violence + Consent

On Tuesday, October 23, YWCA Saskatoon presents a free community talk with special guest Leah Parsons. Join us for an important conversation and Leah’s powerful message about sexualized violence, consent, and her own healing journey as she remembers her daughter, Rehtaeh. Sexualized Violence and Consent: A community talk featuring guest speaker Leah Parsons Presented by […]

Local Shoppers Drug Mart Teams Support Women’s Mental Health

Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Gala funds YWCA Saskatoon mental health programming SASKATOON – YWCA Saskatoon services and programs for women’s mental health have received a boost from a generous funder, Shoppers Drug Mart. The combined fundraising efforts of 13 local Saskatoon store teams and their customers have focused on women’s mental health initiatives through the Spring […]

YWCA Training Prevents Re-traumatizing Clients

On March 22nd and 23rd, the YWCA hosted a two-day training session designed for community members and agencies who provide support for traumatized clients, which focused on trauma, inter-generational trauma, self-care, and resiliency. Susan Saville, the Director of Residential Programs at the YWCA Saskatoon, attended the workshop and describes what was learned throughout the two-day […]

Recognizing Childcare on International Women’s Day and Every Day

The month of March honours Women’s History Month, and March 8th is designated as International Women’s Day. A 100-year plus old organization, the YWCA has long been a champion for women and girls. Today it provides services and supports for women and families ranging from housing, employment, and wellness to childcare. The mission statement of the […]

YWCA to Offer Trauma Informed Training

YWCA Saskatoon presents Trauma Informed Training with Duane T. Bowers, LPC. This two-day session will focus on trauma, inter-generational trauma, self-care and resiliency, under the umbrella of Trauma Informed Care. Designed for individuals and agencies working in human services who provide care for traumatized clients, the training session is being provided for YWCA staff, and is […]

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 […]