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

The Sugar Addiction

If you are working hard in the gym but aren’t seeing the changes you are hoping for, it could be that sugar is undoing all your good work. You may be motivated, do the hard work and hit the gym every time you are supposed to; but your form is not changing, body fat is […]

YWCA Trade Journey Update

Industry employers are key stakeholders in the YWCA Trade Journey program and have a vested interest in the success of the Trade Journey participants!  We are thrilled to be working with this group of employers who are providing work placements for the next three weeks. Banff Constructors Ltd. City of Saskatoon Comtech Communication Technologies Ltd. […]

#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 […]

Anti Violence Campaign Urges Bystanders, Public to Speak Out

YWCA Canada’s campaign calls for every day action to end violence against young women, girls, and non-binary youth Toronto, ON–From sexual assaults on campus, to Islamophobia, transphobia, anti-Black racism, and cyberviolence—young women, girls and non-binary youth navigate multiple forms of violence every day. Today YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service association, launches their annual #NOTokay campaign calling on all Canadians to […]

Top 5: Why We Love Swimming Lessons Here at the YW

The YWCA is a well-loved provider for Red Cross swimming lessons.  Here’s what we heard from parents whose children learned to swim and perfect their skills over the years at the YW. 5. At the YWCA, we have the warmest public pool in the city, perfect for our littlest swimmers. (We recently learned that one […]

Housing for Women Recognized in National Announcement

A gender lens on the National Housing Strategy is a step in the right direction, says largest provider of housing and shelter for women in Canada Toronto, ON—YWCA Canada welcomes today’s National Housing Strategy announcement, one that includes our ask for 25% of funds to flow directly to projects and services for women, girls and their […]

#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 […]

Trade Journey Employer Panel

Wow what a morning!  Sending a big thank you to the employers who joined us for the Trade Journey Employer Panel and Cafe.  Shannon, our CEO lead a panel of six employers who so willingly shared their expertise, knowledge and encouragement with the Trade Journey participants.  The room was buzzing with good questions and conversations.  […]

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

It’s that time of year again, the people of Saskatoon are coming together in support of the community services and programs happening inside every room at the YWCA, through a charitable program called “Adopt a Room”. Through the YWCA Adopt a Room program, individuals and businesses are able to pledge a charitable gift and adopt one […]

The Best Recovery Technique

Recovery from exercise and sports training has become of more interest to athletes, coaches and trainers. Although there are many techniques that can be used to recover from training, the most popular seems to be foam rolling and post work-out snacks. However, the most important one is sleep. Sleep Gordon Sleivert Ph.D., of the Canadian […]