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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 […]

Determined to Get There

Codie knew early on that she wanted to work in construction as a carpenter. As a single parent of two, she struggled with child care, and had worked temporary labour jobs for five years. She also knew that Social Assistance was not good enough; she wanted a career and independence. Codie applied to the YWCA […]

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 […]

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, […]

All Signed up for the Job Fair? Now What?

So you saw us on social media and clicked “going.” You’re going to the YWCA Job Fair. Now what? Here are some tips to keep in mind so you can make the most of your networking time at the job fair. 1. Be confident in yourself. Many of Saskatoon’s finest employers are waiting to meet […]

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 […]