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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: October 2016

Thanksgiving Festivities at the YWCA Crisis Shelter

  With the leaves changing and the crisp air, there is an unmistakable smell of a new season. Autumn can be a time of renewal, a time to shed the old and make way for a new season. At the YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence autumn is just that: a time of change, a time to […]

New Noon Hour Class: Country Heat

New Noon Hour Class: Country Heat, Brought To You By Andrea! Instructor Andrea Dielschneider has been a part of the Fitness on 25th team since 2010 and she continuously strives to offer the YWCA up-to-date classes that align with current fitness trends. Andrea’s noon hour Power Sculpt, Athletic Step & Core, and Boot Camp classes […]

Employment and Learning Centre Employment Search Tip

LinkedIn is a wonderful tool for getting your information out to employers. Having a positive presence on the Internet that you can control is important. If a potential employer searches for your name and does not find anything, it could be read as your not having knowledge of using the Internet. Here are a few […]

Our Employer and Job Seeker Networking Event a Success

Within the current climate of Saskatoon’s labour market, bringing together employers and job seekers requires a creative approach.  A unique employer and job seeker networking event was held here in YWCA Saskatoon’s Studio on September 21 for the purpose of connecting employers who were hiring with our interested clients.  There were six local employers who […]

Trades Journey Program A Path for Success

  Giving women an opportunity to succeed is at the heart of the YWCA Trades Journey Program.   “It’s a program designed to help women transition from minimum wage jobs to careers in the trade industry,” explained Shirley Bonnetrouge, Program Coordinator for the Trades Journey Program at the YWCA Employment and Learning Centre. During the […]

Tina Beaudry-Mellor Visits YWCA’s Wrap-Around Services

Saskatchewan Minister of Social Services and Minister for the Status of Women Tina Beaudry-Mellor travelled to Saskatoon Tuesday for visits with representatives of several major community based organizations, including YWCA Saskatoon’s Executive Director Shannon Zook. The YWCA’s wrap-around supports were a major focus of the visit, as Minister Beaudry-Mellor toured spaces and met managers, staff […]

Nutrition Monday: Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps Are you in love with tacos but are looking for a healthy alternative? Try this delicious taco alternative recipe for your next Taco Tuesday night! Serving: 6 Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion 1 lb 95% lean ground turkey 2 cloves garlic Salt and freshly ground black […]

LEAN IN : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Leah Adelman, who is a Plumber, was our guest during Week 6 of the Trade Journey program, where she shared her experiences in the trades. She highly encouraged the participants to read Sheryl Sandberg’s book, LEAN IN: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.

Let Us Help You in Our Computer Lab

The Computer Lab at the YWCA Saskatoon Employment and Learning Centre is a place for all Job Search Program participants to come to receive help with their resumes and cover letters, as well as learning to use computer programs. We can help you format a document of which to be proud to send to any […]