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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 […]

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 […]

10 Award Recipients Named at PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

  Celebrating Women and Raising Funds to “Lift as You Climb” Saskatoon, SK—At the Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, 50 nominees were recognized for their leadership and contributions in Saskatoon and area. Kathryn Ford was named the 2017 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, recognition for her pioneering work in […]

Kathryn Ford Recognized as Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Saskatoon, SK—Kathryn Ford has been named the 2017 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Kathryn is a force in Saskatchewan’s legal community and has done pioneering work in collaborative law. Her work ensures that all voices are heard and that decisions are made collectively. She also has been responsible for building capacity for community […]

Recognizing the Potential of Young Women: CIBC Presents 29 and Under Award

At the May 31 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, CIBC will return as sponsor and presenter of the 29 and Under Award. Bev Matthies-Wiens is a senior leader with CIBC’s team, and has taken an increasingly significant role in the Women of Distinction Awards® event over many years. She describes the culture of balance and […]

Women of Distinction Awards Make an Impact on Community: Kinsmen to Present Award

You know, the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and YWCA Saskatoon are old friends. Well, some of our members are actually young, but our organizations have worked together in our city for ages. The historic Kinsmen Park gates mark the entrance to the YWCA main doors just off 25th Street. And the Kinsmen have actively raised […]

Inspiring Educators Recognized at the Women of Distinction: Award Presented by Cameco

Looking back on 35 years of Women of Distinction Awards®, there have been many strong women recognized for their contributions in Saskatoon and area. The women celebrated for their contributions as educators stand out among many remarkable women and recognizable names. These are influential change-makers in our community. Last year’s Women of Distinction Education Award […]

Powerful Words Kicking off the Women of Distinction Awards: PotashCorp’s Leanne Bellegarde

With only 2 months until the 2017 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, we are remembering great moments from the 2016 Awards, and the impactful speakers, award presenters, and award recipients who took the stage. PotashCorp’s Leanne Bellegarde kicked off the Awards in 2016 with powerful words from her heart and her personal experience. As […]

2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Dr. Maureen Reed: Sustaining Our Communities

We are remembering some great memories from the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, with all of the excitement and energy and celebration. Here are Dr. Maureen Reed’s inspiring words about the remarkable achievements of all of the women nominated and recognized at the awards dinner. She talks about the significant role women have […]