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Housing for Women Recognized in National Announcement

A gender lens on the National Housing Strategy is a step in the right direction, says largest provider of housing and shelter for women in Canada Toronto, ON—YWCA Canada welcomes today’s National Housing Strategy announcement, one that includes our ask for 25% of funds to flow directly to projects and services for women, girls and their […]

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – Lifting other women up

My name is Donna Bailey. I have a lifelong connection to the YWCA. My earliest memory of the Y is when I was about five years old, when my mother brought my sister and me to learn to swim. I was always involved in the exercise programs. When I had children, I used to put my children […]

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 […]

The Best Recovery Technique

Recovery from exercise and sports training has become of more interest to athletes, coaches and trainers. Although there are many techniques that can be used to recover from training, the most popular seems to be foam rolling and post work-out snacks. However, the most important one is sleep. Sleep Gordon Sleivert Ph.D., of the Canadian […]

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – A Place of Safety and Joy

My name is Heather Morrison, and I’m a big fan of the YWCA. I appreciate all they do for women in so many different capacities. I’ve had the pleasure of emceeing the Women of Distinction Awards, as well as being nominated in the Arts category. When I worked in radio, we raised funds and took […]

What Kind of Exercise Would Do The Most For You?!

Regular exercising has numerous benefits on general health and well-being. A recent research studies the impacts of exercising on identical twins and suggests that a human DNA does not dictate his destiny if he exercises on a regular basis. However, you must know why you need to exercise and what kind of exercise method would […]

Our Long Term Family Outreach Relationship

YWCA Family Outreach is a true long term relationship. As we began working with families, we realized that continuing our relationship after they find housing is just as important as helping them find a permanent home. The program was developed to assist families who access the YWCA shelter to find safe, secure housing; then to […]

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 […]

The Realities of Career Changes

When Blaine’s employer issued lay-off notices for a temporary mine shutdown, it was not expected. Blaine was faced with the reality of looking for work. He heard about the YWCA Job Search Program from Labour Market Services. He knew he needed to learn about searching effectively, and wanted to gain skills to open doors for […]