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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: November 2016

Cynthia’s Story: Holiday Giving through Social Good Parties

The holiday season is a great time to get together with friends and neighbours. It’s an opportunity to share stories, enjoy each other’s company and create memories. With YWCA Social Good Parties, it’s also the perfect time to turn that gathering into an opportunity to give back. Every Christmas, Social Good Parties are happening around […]

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – A new country, a new career, and the YWCA

My name is Essien-anwan Akomolafe. Last year, I was trying to gain my footing in a new terrain (Saskatoon) as a landed immigrant. I learned about the YWCA Job Finding Club through social media. When I inquired about it with the employment counselor, he was very kind and invited me to come in and register for the […]

Employer Meet & Greet with the Trades Labour Corporation

Trades Labour Corporation is the only owner-operated staffing source providing high quality trades workers. TLC has helped thousands of Labourers, Carpenters, Welders, Flaggers, Technicians, and other craftspeople find work.   Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon Room 308, Third Floor YWCA Saskatoon 510-25th Street East   Come and meet a representative from […]

Staff Picks and Tips

Today’s staff pick is a quote with a bit of background from a workshop. If its 9:30am on a Thursday in an Employment and Learning classroom you will find a group of job seekers getting ready to participate in an interactive interview skills workshop being delivered by YWCA employment counsellors. The purpose of the workshop […]

#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 […]

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 […]

Nutrition Monday: Finding Your Best Diet

What’s The Right Diet For You? Our Personal Trainers and Fitness Consultants are often asked dietary questions by our members. Members often ask us for advice, our guidance and opinion. Our general response is to shift the discussion to one about health and wellness. We attempt to shift the discussion to setting realistic goals, both […]

9 Children’s Books About Gratitude

Learning about gratitude from an early age. Source: article by Investing in Children, published January 15, 2015 As parents, we want to give our children gifts that make their eyes light up. We want to equip them for life, and even give them a better start than we had. But how can we teach our children about […]

Pickle Ball Basics

The YWCA hosts Pickle Ball for our members, guests and drop-in patrons every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM and from 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM every Friday.  How to Play the Game Pickleball.com is one of a number of great online sources of information about Pickle Ball. Pickleball.com provides this basic outline […]

Builders for a Day!

On November 7th and 8th we found the women from the Trade Journey program busy on site.  The women helped to build a home as part of Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon’s 4th Women Build.  Way to go!