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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 […]

Sept. 15 YWCA Shine a Light Run: Why We Run

Welcome to the YWCA Shine a Light Run! This is why we run. Every participant in the Shine a Light Run has their own reasons for committing to run the 2K, 5K, or 10K course. We are running to shine a light on needs and solutions right here in our community, like safe streets, homes for everyone, […]

Never Blame the Victim: Taking a Stand Against Sexual Assault

Province of Saskatchewan and City of Saskatoon declare Sexual Assault Awareness Week Saskatoon, Sk—The province of Saskatchewan and City of Saskatoon have declared May 15-19, 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) 2017. The awareness campaign is promoted jointly by partner organizations Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre (SSAIC) and YWCA Saskatoon. At the heart of […]

Never Blame the Victim Campaign Kit

Never Blame the Victim Key Messages: The province of Saskatchewan and the City of Saskatoon have declared May 15-19, 2017 as Sexual Assault Awareness Week.  Evidence shows that fewer than 9 out of 10 sexual assaults are not reported to police. The Sexual Assault Awareness Week proclamations by the city and province take a stand with […]

Nutrition Monday: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Recipe: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground turkey 6 bell peppers 2 cloves garlic 1 onion 1 16 oz. jar of tomatoes 2 cups wild rice, cooked 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded  

YWCA Canada Welcomes CEO Maya Roy

Maya Roy takes up her duties as Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Canada on May 15th, 2017 Toronto, ON—YWCA Canada, the country’s oldest and largest women’s service organization, announced today the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer. Maya Roy takes up her duties at YWCA Canada’s National Office in Toronto on May 15th, 2017. […]

May 7 Jane’s Walk: Bring your Dog and Join YWCA’s Fred Dyck

Is sitting really the new smoking? Let’s walk and discuss! You’re invited to join the Jane’s Walk movement in Saskatoon, with YWCA Saskatoon’s Fred Dyck and his furry friend Leo, at Saskatoon’s Sutherland Dog Park. Fred says, “Our discussion during the walk will centre around the negative effects of our sedentary lifestyle and examine ways each of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baby Boxes Arriving at YWCA Saskatoon!

A beloved tradition in Finland for 75 years, “Baby Boxes” have been given to expectant parents around the world, and the program has improved the outcomes for babies’ and families’ health. Now in Saskatchewan, a company called the Baby Box Co. has introduced the service, with a mission to “benefit families everywhere.” The Baby Boxes include […]