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Adopting a Room for YWCA Turning Points

The YWCA Turning Points program offers transitional housing options for single women here in our community. It’s part of the YWCA Adopt a Room charitable program, and it’s a success story for each woman involved. “Turning Points is a supportive living residence for women,” explains YWCA Crisis Shelter and Residence Assistant Manager Mirna Funes-Klaassen. “They […]

Anti Violence Campaign Urges Bystanders, Public to Speak Out

YWCA Canada’s campaign calls for every day action to end violence against young women, girls, and non-binary youth Toronto, ON–From sexual assaults on campus, to Islamophobia, transphobia, anti-Black racism, and cyberviolence—young women, girls and non-binary youth navigate multiple forms of violence every day. Today YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service association, launches their annual #NOTokay campaign calling on all Canadians to […]

Housing for Women Recognized in National Announcement

A gender lens on the National Housing Strategy is a step in the right direction, says largest provider of housing and shelter for women in Canada Toronto, ON—YWCA Canada welcomes today’s National Housing Strategy announcement, one that includes our ask for 25% of funds to flow directly to projects and services for women, girls and their […]

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

It’s that time of year again, the people of Saskatoon are coming together in support of the community services and programs happening inside every room at the YWCA, through a charitable program called “Adopt a Room”. Through the YWCA Adopt a Room program, individuals and businesses are able to pledge a charitable gift and adopt one […]

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – A Place of Safety and Joy

My name is Heather Morrison, and I’m a big fan of the YWCA. I appreciate all they do for women in so many different capacities. I’ve had the pleasure of emceeing the Women of Distinction Awards, as well as being nominated in the Arts category. When I worked in radio, we raised funds and took […]

Our Long Term Family Outreach Relationship

YWCA Family Outreach is a true long term relationship. As we began working with families, we realized that continuing our relationship after they find housing is just as important as helping them find a permanent home. The program was developed to assist families who access the YWCA shelter to find safe, secure housing; then to […]

Determined to Get There

Codie knew early on that she wanted to work in construction as a carpenter. As a single parent of two, she struggled with child care, and had worked temporary labour jobs for five years. She also knew that Social Assistance was not good enough; she wanted a career and independence. Codie applied to the YWCA […]

The Realities of Career Changes

When Blaine’s employer issued lay-off notices for a temporary mine shutdown, it was not expected. Blaine was faced with the reality of looking for work. He heard about the YWCA Job Search Program from Labour Market Services. He knew he needed to learn about searching effectively, and wanted to gain skills to open doors for […]

Food Secure

In the nutrition program in the Crisis Shelter and Residence, our YWCA residents work with a registered dietitian to cook nutritious and low-cost meals. Evidence shows that improving food security is important for improving overall physical and mental health. Three nutrition sessions are offered every week, offering flexible community meal times to reach a wider […]

CEO’s Message: YWCA Annual Report on Impact

On behalf of our board of directors and entire leadership team, thanks for your partnership, support and involvement with YWCA Saskatoon last year. Our YWCA Saskatoon 2016-2017 Annual Report, “Wrap Around,” has been published, and I would encourage you to read through the impact stories about our work in the community: http://www.ywcasaskatoon.com/about-the-ywca/financial-reporting/ YWCA services and programs […]