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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: February 2017

Job Finding Club

YWCA Saskatoon’s Employment and Learning Centre hosts a Monthly three week Job Finding Club for job seekers from Saskatoon and area. Our Job Finding Club assists and supports job seekers to find work within the hidden job market.  Within a group setting, job seekers will learn job search strategies, gain confidence and stay motivated in […]

Staff Picks and Tips . . .

Carrie Fisher on Confidence: YWCA Staff’s Pick . . .   Carrie Fisher said “- stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action.  You don’t have to wait to be confident.  Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow. This staff’s favorite quote sums it up for those of us at […]

My Fitness Diary

What it’s like getting started at the YWCA.  My first visit  I set a goal to get more active. My friends who work out here say it’s not too intimidating to get started. I get a guided tour and see the whole facility. The elliptical, treadmill and bikes look like a good place to start! Week […]

Life Skills Coach Certificate – Phase 1 and 2

The  YWCA of Saskatoon is hosting the YWCA of Toronto to teach a 5 day Foundations of Life Skills Coaching course. Life Skills coach training is for group leaders who work in social services, career counselling, education, mental health, human resources, rehabilitation, or as consultants and trainers. Phase 1 training will be held July 10 […]

Job Search Tip: Prepare for the Interview

The better you understand the position and the employer’s needs the more effectively you can show how you will benefit their organization. Read the job ad thoroughly – it will often tell you some of the employer’s major concerns. Even before you get to the interview, practice your introductions and find someone who will help […]

Family Day in Saskatchewan

Family Day is observed in Saskatchewan on the third Monday of February. This holiday celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.  It gives families the chance to spend time together. What do people do? On Family Day, many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole […]

Top 15 Reasons I “LOVE My Job”

Our friendly and professional team in the YWCA Employment & Learning Centre had so much to say about why they love what they do. (Honestly, we were a little surprised not to hear a single word about all of the staff potlucks, homemade baking and holiday decorating! ) Here’s their Valentine’s Day ode to the […]

YWCA Staff Tell us About Their Motivation: “LOVE My Job”

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”  This Valentine’s Day, we asked our professional team in our 4 departments—the Child Development Centre, the Employment & Learning Centre, Fitness on 25th, and the Crisis Shelter and Residence—what they love most about their jobs. Here are their top 28 reasons they love the work […]

“LOVE My Job” YWCA Staff Stories – Fred’s Story

Fred is a longterm YWCA staff member and personal trainer with Fitness on 25th, and he is well known by many of our fitness members. In his 20’s, Fred found himself out of shape and overweight. However, he had a positive interaction with a trainer at the time who helped him lose weight and improve […]