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#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 […]

Youth Suicide in our Community – Panel Discussion

Everyone is welcome to attend our upcoming community conversation about youth suicide, an issue close to our hearts. As a YWCA board and staff, we felt a sense of urgency to talk about the issue of suicide among our young people. This has touched many lives in some way. Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Time: […]

Loving and Thriving: Isabel’s Story

Our three year old daughter, Isabel, was born with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. Because of impairments from this type of brain damage, she requires special supervision and care. She is 100% tube fed and cannot crawl or walk. She can’t defend herself around toddlers’ normal rough and tumble play. For any parent, it’s hard to trust […]

CEO’s Letter to the Editor: YWCAs urging housing solutions

 Work together for housing solutions  Published on: September 14, 2017, Saskatoon StarPhoenix  The federal National Housing Strategy (NHS) has promised to invest $11 billion over 10 years through the National Housing Fund, Investment in Affordable Housing,and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. YWCA Canada and other members of Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) have joined together to make […]

Sept. 15 YWCA Shine a Light Run: Why We Run

Welcome to the YWCA Shine a Light Run! This is why we run. Every participant in the Shine a Light Run has their own reasons for committing to run the 2K, 5K, or 10K course. We are running to shine a light on needs and solutions right here in our community, like safe streets, homes for everyone, […]