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News & Events from the YWCA | Monthly Archives: June 2018

A Hidden Gem: the YWCA Opportunity Shop

On May of 1957, three Saskatoon women established the Opportunity Shop–a thrift store that aimed to provide accessible and inexpensive secondhand clothing and household items to families in need. At first, the Opportunity Shop began as a temporary solution in order to help raise funds to extend the YWCA Saskatoon building. Now, over 60 years […]

Our Space Girls Summer Camps

  Join us for a Summer Camp this Summer! The Our Space Camp for Girls is continuing this summer! The YWCA’s Our Space girls program is directed towards girls between the ages of 8-13 to promote physical activity, healthy nutrition and creativity from early ages. The other purpose of the program is to encourage social […]

Tips for landing your dream job

Many people start their job search by looking at the job titles that sound most fitting to their career goals. Glassdoor career expert Scott Dobroski suggests job seekers look at the required skills of a position instead: employees will be able to identify the skill sets they already possess and the jobs that best match […]

Looking for a career?

“It is important to discover first your interests and abilities and then look at the current labour market opportunities.  Look for the schooling and work which most reflect who you are.” Career Pathways – Norman E. Amundson and Gray R. Poehnell Are you… looking for a change? Are you… a positive, hardworking woman who enjoys learning […]

Trade Journey’s been busy

The Trade Journey Program was in full swing this month.  The women have been outfitted in their personal protective equipment and have started to put it to use. They gained some hands on experience by working for 2 days with Habitat for Humanity learning about and trying their hand at framing a townhouse on Slimmons […]

Celebrating Success!

We’re celebrating!  The YWCA Saskatoon Job Search Program (JSP) has once again successfully finished another contract year with the Ministry of Immigration and Career Training.  Contractual targets for the number of people who successfully found employment and the number of people who maintained employment for six months were exceeded.  Job search supports, programs and ongoing […]

Nutrien 2018 Women of Distinction Award Recipients Announced

SASKATOON, May 31, 2018 – Community-led nominations are at the heart of Saskatoon’s Nutrien 2018 Women of Distinction Awards. This year, 41 women were nominated by colleagues, friends and family, and the final 11 award recipients were announced tonight at TCU Place. The longstanding awards event recognizes women for excellence and leadership in several spheres, […]

Staff Pick and Tip

“It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.” – Robert T. Kyosaki So often we say one thing to others and silently tell our self something else entirely. These quiet words can have more power over our life than […]