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

Fight the Challenge of Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, are an increasing global epidemic. Chronic diseases kill 36 million people per year and are the leading cause of death globally. In Canada, 67% of all deaths per year are caused by four major chronic diseases: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases. Three out of five Canadians aged […]

The Iceland Challenge for Shelter

Royal LePage is going to new heights to raise funds and awareness about homelessness and violence. Employees and friends of Royal Lepage are embarking on a hiking challenge in Iceland’s Southern Highlands with an important goal. They are raising funds and hiking to create awareness, placing shelters and anti-violence resources on the forefront, through the […]

The Pyramid of Health: Exercise, Healthy Diet and Rest

Regular exercise and the consumption of a healthy diet together with having enough rest are the main three components of health which can lead you to a host of benefits, including increased energy, happiness, and even a long life. The three components of health are pivotal to determining a person’s overall health, and making them […]

Saskatoon Women’s Open Golf Championship

Golfers are making a difference for Saskatoon!  YWCA Saskatoon has been selected as a beneficiary for the 2017 Saskatoon Women’s Open Golf Championship. We are grateful to the organizers and golfers for caring for other women in our community and making a difference. From our Crisis Shelter and Residence clients who rely on our programs, […]

Create a Job Search Game Plan

Landing the right job and finding fulfillment in your job requires planning, says Halifax-based Executive Recruiter and Career Coach Gerald Walsh. In his recent book Pinnacle Walsh asks clients to ponder some aspects of jobs such as compensation, vacations, workspace, boss, colleagues and opportunity for advancement. Then rank those aspects, to clarify what’s really important. […]

5 Strategies To Deal With Stress

According to Harvard Health, 25% of population report experiencing high levels of stress and another 50% point to moderate levels due to dozen, potentially hundreds of cases from the weather to the economy to personal situations. Based on a study by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, people cope by talking to friends and […]