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YWCA Saskatoon hosts Candidates’ Forum on October 7, 2015

SASKATOON, Oct. 5, 2015 –

What: YWCA Saskatoon is hosting “We’re talking women,” an opportunity for Saskatoon voters to meet local candidates in the upcoming federal election, and hear them speak about their commitments to women’s issues.

The political forum will be moderated by Heather Persson, Editor, StarPhoenix. All parties are invited to participate.

Saskatoon’s “We’re talking women” forum follows the recent #Up for Debate national conversation organized by YWCA Canada along with partners Twitter Canada, Toronto Star, and Le Devoir. A Regina forum is scheduled in Saskatchewan for the same night as the Saskatoon one.

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm

Who: Organized and hosted by YWCA Saskatoon. Confirmed candidates include: Cynthia Block (Liberal Party), Claire Card (NDP), Val Harvey (Green Party).

Where: YWCA Saskatoon, 510 – 25th Street East

About YWCA Saskatoon:

YWCA Saskatoon works in Saskatoon and area to provide emergent and preventative services for women and their families, including crisis shelter, transitional housing, employment services, quality child care, and accessible fitness. YWCA Saskatoon is a member of YWCA Canada, the nation’s largest provider of shelter to women and children fleeing violence, and the oldest and largest multi-service women’s organization.

For information about YWCA Saskatoon visit www.ywcasaskatoon, find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at

YWCA Canada is a member of Up for Debate, a non-partisan network of over 175 women’s rights, Indigenous, human rights, and international development organizations, faith-based and community groups, unions, and business associations. For more information, go to


For information about YWCA Saskatoon or to schedule an interview, contact:

Joy-Ann Allin

Director of Development and Communications,

YWCA Saskatoon

306 244 7034 extension 132