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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!