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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, […]

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 […]

Thanks again Jazz Fest!!!

The YWCA Youth Program would like to thank the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival for their donation of 6 tickets to Arrested Development! Your donation allowed the young women that live in our program a chance to get out in the community and see a concert which is something not many of the youth get to […]

Call for Applications: YWCA Saskatoon Board of Directors

YWCA Saskatoon is currently accepting applications for membership on its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors advances the mission of YWCA Saskatoon and fosters its continued success. Its role includes fiduciary responsibility, governance, stakeholder communications, oversight of business, and support for fundraising. If applicable, candidates are encouraged to self-identify as under 30 years of […]

A Big Thank-You To Apex!!!

The YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence Youth Program would like to thank Apex Trampoline Park for their generous donation of 6 free 1 hour jumps! We seek to get the young women that live in our program to get involved in the community by taking them to various agencies and events in Saskatoon. It is […]

The Mind-Body-Spirit Balance

Wellness is the search for enhanced quality of life, personal growth and potential through positive lifestyle behaviors and attitudes. Certain factors influence our state of wellness, including nutrition, physical activity, stress coping methods, good relationships and career success. Each day we work toward maximizing our level of health and wellness to live long, full and […]

Do Sask Clothing Swap

May 24th held Do Sask’s Do Sask Clothing Swap. The event was organized by the proprietor of Do Sask, Amy Rederburg, in conjunction with the Nature City Festival. Amy’s talent for organizing events were apparent at the Do Sask Pop Up Clothing Swap. She had brought in three designers to give fashion tips. One woman […]