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It’s Social Work Week! Shout out to the Fantastic YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence staff!

This week marks Social Work Week for Saskatchewan, a time when we celebrate people who work within the human service field.  This year’s theme is “the power to empower.” Every day, the dedicated staff members of the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence are present and supportive towards the women and children who access the shelter.  […]

Nutrition Monday: Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Pesto

Recipe: Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Pesto Ingredients: 6 large zucchini, spiraled 1 tbsp olive oil 2 ripe avocados 1 cup fresh basil leaves 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp sea salt 3 tbsp olive oil cracked black pepper, to taste

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 […]

Words of Inspiration

Last week on March 8th, International Women’s Day, the crisis shelter took on an art project to celebrate our strength and resiliency as women. We gathered together and discussed the importance of International women’s day and the move towards gender equality, rights and respect. We all made a canvas with a positive message written on it. […]

Helping Your Child Learn to Eat

Offer something to eat and drink every 2-3 hours. This helps to train your child’s appetite so that he is hungry for scheduled mealtimes.   Limit caloric liquids to 24-28 ounces per 24 hour period (approximately 4 oz. per meal or snack). Liquids include anything that would fill the tummy (milk, formula, smoothies, juice, etc). […]

Nutrition Monday: Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Recipe: Cashew Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients: 1 1/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 bag of brown rice or quinoa 1 large head of broccoli 2 cloves garlic 1 tbsp ginger 1 bunch of green onions 3 red bell peppers 2tbsp honey 1/4 cup soy sauce, reduced-sodium 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp cornstarch 1/4 […]

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 […]

Nutrition Monday: Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries           Ingredients 1½ pounds fresh zucchini ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 whole eggs 1 tablespoon milk 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (3½ ounces in weight) ½ cup panko bread crumbs ½ cup grated Romano cheese 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided Non-stick cooking […]