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Commitment to Workplace Safety – YWCA Clients and Staff

The April 28 National Day of Mourning recognizes workers who have died—and those who are injured or become ill—on the  job. One workplace injury or death is too many. However, Saskatchewan recorded 32 workplace deaths in 2015. The National Day of Mourning reminds us that there is more work to do in the area of workplace health and safety. Workers […]

Preparing Solid Workers for a Great Career: YWCA Trade Journey

Recruitment, screening, and selection activities are a critical beginning for the YWCA Trade Journey program.  The next group of fifteen women will begin their sixteen week training on April 24, 2017. We can’t wait for the training to start! The YWCA Trade Journey program uses a rigorous screening process. Interested women attend an information session […]

YWCA Opportunity Shop Customers are Good Friends

Today, as often happens, a customer complimented us on our shop. She said it always looks so clean, and well organized, and she loves to shop with us. She also donated some very special family jewelry treasures because she “knows and appreciates all the good work we do.” In January each year, we notice a […]

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 […]

Trade Journey Participants Enter Work Placement

We are very excited that we have 13 amazing women who are in the work placement program. After 13 weeks of training in the class, the members of the Trade Journey launched themselves into the real world. They will work in their trade field for the next 3 weeks. Wish them luck!

Builders for a Day!

On November 7th and 8th we found the women from the Trade Journey program busy on site.  The women helped to build a home as part of Habitat for Humanity Saskatoon’s 4th Women Build.  Way to go!          

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

For the second year, 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 of several […]

Employment and Learning Centre Employment Search Tip

There is a new business model that has been becoming more popular, especially with a large pool of potential employees from which to choose. Many companies are hiring casuals rather than full time, to start off. The reasoning behind this is if you are a casual, it gives you the opportunity to learn the company’s […]

Trade Journey Lunch and Learn

“You cannot be afraid of hard work” said Rebecca, who is a Journeyperson Carpenter, and was  guest for the Trade Journey Lunch & Learn. She talked about her success story and how she became a Journeyperson, and then answered all the Trade Journey participants’ questions and concerns.

Trades Journey Program A Path for Success

  Giving women an opportunity to succeed is at the heart of the YWCA Trades Journey Program.   “It’s a program designed to help women transition from minimum wage jobs to careers in the trade industry,” explained Shirley Bonnetrouge, Program Coordinator for the Trades Journey Program at the YWCA Employment and Learning Centre. During the […]