What’s Happening at the YWCA

News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: January 2017

Winter Safety for Children

Outdoor play is as beneficial for children in the winter as it is in the summer, provided they are properly dressed for the season.  Usually, if children’s feet and hands are warm, what they are wearing is appropriate.  If children are dressed too heavily, they are likely to sweat and feel colder when they stop […]

“LOVE My Job” YWCA Staff Stories – Bev’s Story

Bev joined the YWCA staff in September of 2001.  Over the past 15 years what has stayed the same has been her dedication to the YWCA, and her passion for helping people build confidence and hope in their lives. Bev works as an employment counsellor in the YWCA Employment & Learning Centre, working with our […]

YWCA Employment and Learning Staff Picks and Tips

This staff’s pick is the book “Liftscripts: What to say to get what you want in life’s toughest situations.” written by Stephen M. Pollan and Mark Levine. The authors present you with some of life’s stickiest situations and then tell you exactly how to handle it with words. The authors make this book invaluable by […]

Nutrition Monday: Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe

Recipe: Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad Ingredients 1 Avocado 2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes 2 Cups Yellow Cherry Tomatoes 2 Cucumbers 1/4 Cup Parsley 1 Tsp Lemon Juice 1 Tsp Salt & Pepper 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 4 oz Feta Cheese

TRX Suspension System at YWCA Saskatoon

By Fred Dyck, YWCA Fitness on 25th Manager You may have noticed the new TRX Suspension System on the 2nd floor in our new core/stretch area. TRX systems have been around for a number of years and have proven to be valuable functional body weight training systems. The easiest way to receive some guidance on […]

Inside Our YWCA Spaces: Your Donation at Work

  Our holiday campaign is coming to a close and the time has come to put your donations to work. Our YWCA staff team is encouraged and grateful because of the tremendous support from our community, and all of the caring individuals and businesses. Thank you to each one of you who want to make […]

Job Search Program Gives Comfort, Trust, and Help Reaching Goals

In our Employment & Learning Centre at the YWCA, we are often asked about the challenges we face within the Saskatoon labour market. For job seekers, the challenge is navigating the job search process. How do they attain employment, especially employment that matches their job goals? For employers, the challenge is hiring qualified employees. How […]

Jack the Dog Brings Comfort and Calm

One of the highlights of our programming in the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence is a visit from Jack, the therapy dog. Jack’s brings along Leanne Sillers, youth program co-ordinator at Family Service Saskatoon. He has successfully completed his training as a “certified therapy dog,” and is now working out in the community. Leanne works […]

Welcome Back, Mrs. G!

We love the sound of music, and our children love Mrs. G, a very special music teacher here at the YWCA Child Development Centre. Jeanette Gross brings the sound of music into the centre once a week. A professional music teacher from the Community Music Education Program, she comes to our daycare to provide a […]