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April 15, 2014

"Saskatonians raise money for victims of violence"

CBC.ca story on the weekend's Canadian Women's Foundation Move for Hope fundraiser, and interview with YWCA Saskatoon ED Barb Macpherson.


Saskatonians raise money for victims of violence
Saturday's Move for Hope event is a one-hour fitness fundraiser for Saskatoon shelters

April 14, 2014

Ordinary women, extraordinary lives.

Tonight we meet this year's nominees at the intimate nominees' reception, hosted by Shauna Foster...the party before the big party! We are grateful to presenting sponsor, PotashCorp, to Grant McGrath of GMAG Holdings Ltd. for sponsoring tonight's reception, and to the Sheraton Cavalier, PSAV, and C95. Thanks to all of our award sponsors for helping us celebrate the extraordinary stories of these women.

The Women of Distinction Awards Dinner is Thursday, May 29th at TCU Place.

For your early bird tickets and tables, visit:
or call 306-244-7034 ext. 121

April 11, 2014

YWCA Saskatoon volunteers, you really make things happen! We appreciate all the work you do to make our community one we love to call home. Happy volunteers week!

April 11, 2014

Hey Saskatoon, come out for Canadian Women's Foundation Move for Hope this Saturday!

11:00am, Saturday, April 12
Station 20 West
1120 – 20th Street West
Phone: 416-365-1444
Website: www.canadianwomen.org/saskatoonmove

Move for Hope is a fun, empowering one-hour workout for all fitness levels, raising funds and awareness of violence against women.

The fundraiser is supported by GoodLife Fitness, Scotiabank, Winners, HomeSense, Avon, Rogers Media, Affinity Credit Union, 98COOL FM and 92.9 The Bull.

Funds raised will support local shelters for women and children, and prevention programs that break the cycle of violence.

April 11, 2014

Announcing the nominees for the 2014 Women of Distinction Awards, presented by PotashCorp...congratulations, everyone!

The Awards Dinner is Thursday, May 29th at TCU Place.

For your early bird tickets and tables, visit:
or call 306-244-7034 ext. 121

April 9, 2014

Can't wait for the new Modern Woman Show & Expo this weekend. Plan to attend on Saturday or Sunday...a portion of your ticket is supporting @YWCASaskatoon...great fashion, decor, products and shows for a great cause. Our largest social good party ever!

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5 days until the show!! Over 100 booths from clothing to home decor and everything in between. Get ready to be inspired, educated, and of course do some shopping! We can't wait to see you all this Saturday April 12th and Sunday April 13th. Doors open both days at 11:00 am. Tickets are $10 and available at @[116016316662:274:Swank Shoe Lounge], @[116588745052:274:Metal Designz], and at the door! Your ticket includes a 12 issue subscription to Flare Magazine compliments of Modern Woman Show & Expo! First 250 people each day get a sweet tote bag filled with goodies! Check out www.modernwomansaskatoon.com for more details.

April 4, 2014

Ordinary women, extraordinary lives.

Great to have @SaskPower involved as the Women of Distinction Science, Research & Technology Award sponsor...

and so excited to reveal the names of the tremendous Saskatoon women nominated this year for their trailblazing work in science & tech. #womenofdistinction2014 #ordinarywomenextraordinarylives

April 4, 2014

Women of Saskatoon
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives

If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of women, what would it be?

"The advice I would give to a large group of women would be: spend your life doing something that has great meaning to you. Don't work for money, work for happiness. If you are happy, money will follow."
Christie Peters - Chef and owner of The Hollows

The PotashCorp proudly presents YWCA Women of Distinction Awards on May 29th at TCU Place. Get your tickets today on picatic!

April 2, 2014

We are so excited that Modern Woman Show & Expo is supporting YWCA Saskatoon, with a new show on April 12th and 13th! Check out "The Runway" the fashion show hosted by Actor Amy Matysio at 8:00pm Saturday April 12th at Prairieland Park.

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Actress/Comedian Amy Matysio will be hosting "The Runway" Fashion Show at Modern Woman Show & Expo in support of the @[158741807486274:274:YWCA Saskatoon]. The fashion show starts at 8 pm Saturday April 12th. Make sure to get your tickets at @[116016316662:274:Swank Shoe Lounge] and Metal Designz!

See you there!

March 31, 2014

"Bread and roses" are what YWCA Saskatoon provides clients in our Employment and Learning Centre. These were the warm words from a program funder today. It's true...our team offers clients valuable coaching for job search skills, plus a hot cup of coffee and encouragement along the journey.

March 31, 2014

Our crisis shelter & residence is in need of new, unopened deodorant, feminine hygiene products and new towels. Please call ahead at 306-244-7034 ext 137 with larger deliveries. Thanks Saskatoon! #shelterdonations

March 20, 2014

Women of Saskatoon - One Story at a Time

Who is the most influential woman in your life?

Without a doubt, the most influential woman in my life is my Mother. Having immigrated to Canada thirty years ago not knowing a word of English, having to go to school while working multiple jobs to raise two children as a single parent, as well as supporting her family back home, my mother is unquestionably the strongest, most kind-hearted and genuine person I know. She’s taught me to work hard, follow my dreams, to respect and believe in myself as well as treat others with kindness and respect. She has accomplished so much doing just that and has much more to do in this world. I wouldn’t be who I am today without this amazing woman as my parent, teacher, and friend. I am truly blessed to have her as my mother.

-Elsa Gebremichael

Photo credit Tristan Becker

The 2014 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives
May 29th at TCU
Tickets are now available on Pic-a-tic or contact the YWCA Saskatoon.

March 17, 2014

We are recognizing Social Work week in Saskatchewan and our wonderful YWCA team members for the amazing (and sometimes challenging) work they do every day, offering support and counselling, and making a very real difference in the lives of women, young women and children in our community. THANK YOU!

March 10, 2014

Our very own Corinne Anthony received a Business and Professional Women of Saskatoon bursary at the awards dinner with Michaelle Jean last week...congratulations, Corinne!

March 10, 2014

So excited to see Saskatchewan's Kyla Ronellenfitch appointed to Equal Voice as the National Youth Chair!

Ronellenfitsch is a Saskatchewan native now living in Ottawa. She holds a Bachelor’s in Public Affairs and Policy Management and is a current student in the Master of Political Management program at Carleton University.

Kyla is a former Co-President of Carleton Equal Voice Chapter (CEVC) and a founding member and Member-at-Large of Saskatchewan Equal Voice. As Co-President, she oversaw a tremendous growth in membership, the democratization of CEVC’s executive, and helped organize a wide variety of events including She Will Run, a day-long workshop that brought together politicians and other experts to train young aspiring female politicians.

As National Youth Chair, Kyla is committed to increasing support for existing youth chapters, widening the reach of Equal Voice Youth across the country and implementing training programs for young women. Her personal experience in building a youth chapter as well as her formal education in applied politics will aid her in meeting these goals.

March 10, 2014

Women of Saskatoon - One Story at a Time

If you could speak to a large group of women, what would you say?

"Individually, you are the only you in history that there will ever be. Out of all the times each one of us could have possibly existed, here we are now- the greatest time to be living. When we hide behind our insecurities, or don't live out who we are in full, we are actually robbing the rest of the world of what no one else could put forth but our own self. True humility stems from being totally ok with who we are, and living that out- not trying to falsely claim we are less than we know ourselves to be. We need to stop comparisons, stop hiding behind fear, and choose to live out our passions and our dreams fearlessly- for that is what changes the world." -Phoenix Lauren

Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives.
2014 Women of Distinction Awards proudly presented by PotashCorp on May 29th at TCU. Get your tickets for this truly inspiring evening at https://www.picatic.com/wodsaskatoon2014

March 7, 2014

We are celebrating International Women's Day 2014 and all of the tremendous Canadian Women who achieved these milestones...there is more to accomplish!

March 6, 2014

Plan to support the International Women's Day event that will be held on March 7 in the Health Sciences Building. Funds raised will be donated to the YWCA Saskatoon Crisis Shelter and Residence.

Date: March 7th at 7:30
Place: Health Sciences Building E1150, 107 Wiggins Road
Admission: $5

Dr. Lesley Biggs from the Department of Women and Gender Studies will give a brief intro before readings from The Vagina Monologues.

March 5, 2014

Women of Saskatoon

Who is the most influential woman in your life?

"Well, she's itty-bitty at 3.5yrs old, but my daughter Sloan has taught me so many things.
I've learnt to be more confident in the skin I was given. To be happy, to be kind. She opens my eyes to the beauty in everyday life. Her enthusiasm like none other ~ a breath of fresh air.
I am a photographer, an artist, and educator but best of all, I am a mom." -Jocelyn de Moissac

Ordinary women, Extraordinary Lives

The 2014 Women of Distinction Awards is fast approaching on May 29th. The YWCA Saskatoon is still accepting nominations. Nominate and help recognize those amazing women in our community. Message us for a nominations package.

*Photo courtesy of Boehmer Photography

March 5, 2014

Do you know teens who are changing the world...or Saskatoon? Nominate a young woman under 25 for a Woman of Distinction award. Call 306-244-7034 x 122 for information.

7 Teen Girls Who Are Changing The World
If they can do it, you can do it! These seven teenagers are bucking the odds (and the reputation of our generation) to make the world an even more incredible place. Brought to you by Clean & Cl...

March 5, 2014

Join us for the 2014 International Women's Day brunch, presented by the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union, YWCA Saskatoon and other community organizations.
IWD Brunch
Saturday, March 8
Louis' at the U of S
Tickets Re $15
Call the USSU at 306-966-6980 for your tickets.

March 4, 2014

Talking about Wonder Women...
Come out for International Women's Day to watch a screening of the film "Wonder Women" and join the conversation led by Trish Cheveldayoff of @CTV tomorrow, Wednesday March 5th at 7:00pm, Frances Morrison Library.

March 3, 2014

Nominations are still being accepted for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Nominate an inspiring woman you know for one of 10 awards and celebrate "Ordinary Women and Extraordinary Lives." For more information call 306-244-7034 x 122 or visit ywcasaskatoon.com

March 3, 2014

Ending violence against women in SK requires a secure environment for kids, a strong values system, economic equality for women and more education--Diane Delaney with the Provincial Association of Transition Houses in StarPhoenix

Sask. has highest shelter use
Saskatchewan tops the list among Canadian provinces with the highest rate of women residing in shelters because of spousal abuse.

February 28, 2014

As February comes to a close, so does #YWCASocialGood on Broadway. Be sure to go visit some of the many participating businesses today for your last chance to contribute!

February 27, 2014

Hey girls, let your voice be heard!
Canadian Women's Foundation
Girls' Voice Video Contest
Enter your video about one of these themes: perspectives on the media, having a mentor, dealing with violence, or feeling confident.

Hey Girls, Let Your Voice Be Heard! | Canadianwomen.org
This might be your chance to have your voice heard and talents showcased. The Canadian Women’s Foundation is rolling out it’s first-ever Girl’s Voice Video Contest.

February 27, 2014

Here's Melissa at Global News talking about YWCA Fitness on 25th, Women of Distinction and Yoga for #YWCASocialGood


Yoga for Social Good | Watch News Videos Online
Watch Yoga for Social Good Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca

February 26, 2014

Thanks CTV Saskatoon for bending and stretching with us this morning at Yoga for #YWCASocialGood !


February 26, 2014

Started off the day feeling revitalized after One Yoga Saskatoon's Yoga for Social Good this morning! If you missed out on the power yoga fun - never fear - it will be back at YWCA Saskatoon at 7am again this Friday! All it costs to participate is a donation to #YWCASocialGood - no membership required!

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Tickets on sale now for the 2014 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner!

Buy your corporate tables and tickets on Picatic


Awards Dinner Thursday, May 29, 2014

5:30pm Cocktails and Silent Auction | 6:30pm Dinner and Awards

TCU Place, Saskatoon

Early bird deadline is May 9th

Single tickets $120 before May 9th | $130 regular

Corporate tables $960 before May 9th | $1,040 regular

The awards are recognized nationally among the most prestigious awards for women. Since 1982, Saskatoon’s YWCA Women of Distinction Awards have celebrated the best in women’s achievements across industry, culture and public service honouring hundreds of women of all ages and from all walks of life for their initiative, ability and exemplary contributions to society.

YWCA Saskatoon's most well known and largest fundraising event of the year, the Women of Distinction awards dinner raises funds designated for YWCA Saskatoon’s programs and services for women and their families.  

Who are the Women of Distinction? Here is a list of the women who have been honoured over the years:

List of Historical Women of Distinction Nominees 1982-2013.pdf


Women's Voice Project - Trade Journey

A pre-trades program for women.  Are you a woman who is currently working in a trade, interested in starting your career in a trade, advising on employment in trades or invoived in Saskatchewan's construction industry. 

We are holding a focus group to hear your perspectives on what women need to succeed in a trades career.  Contact Alicia at (306) 270 - 3421 or email at alb582@mail.usask.ca for more information or to join a focus group. 



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