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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 […]

CEO’s Message: YWCA Annual Report on Impact

On behalf of our board of directors and entire leadership team, thanks for your partnership, support and involvement with YWCA Saskatoon last year. Our YWCA Saskatoon 2016-2017 Annual Report, “Wrap Around,” has been published, and I would encourage you to read through the impact stories about our work in the community: http://www.ywcasaskatoon.com/about-the-ywca/financial-reporting/ YWCA services and programs […]

Loving and Thriving: Isabel’s Story

Our three year old daughter, Isabel, was born with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Because of impairments from this type of brain damage, she requires special supervision and care. She is 100% tube fed and cannot crawl or walk. She can’t defend herself around toddlers’ normal rough and tumble play. For any parent, it’s hard to trust […]

October 26 Annual General Meeting

Thursday, October 26 is the YWCA Saskatoon Annual General Meeting, and all community members are welcome to attend. This year our Board of Directors is proud to welcome educational guest speakers to open a conversation about an important issue close to our hearts, the epidemic of youth suicide in our community. Date: Thursday, October 26, […]

Sept. 15 YWCA Shine a Light Run: Why We Run

Welcome to the YWCA Shine a Light Run! This is why we run. Every participant in the Shine a Light Run has their own reasons for committing to run the 2K, 5K, or 10K course. We are running to shine a light on needs and solutions right here in our community, like safe streets, homes for everyone, […]

Exercising for Older Women: How Often?!

The first question most sedentary clients have when considering beginning an exercise program is, “How much do I have to do to get results?” Those who have been sedentary for long periods of time may not intrinsically enjoy physical activity, therefore may not be driven to exercise for reasons of pleasure and enjoyment. Other reasons […]

Yoga For Cancer

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. The healing power of yoga helps both cancer patients and cancer survivors. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a […]

Fitness on 25th Story: Jason and Janice

Janice and Jason are two of our wonderful members. From the first time I saw them, I was so impressed by their dedication and hard work. Watching them work out was a true motivation for me when I was supposed to work out after a long day at work. Since January 2017, Janice has lost […]

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 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 […]