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News & Events from the YWCA | Category Archives: Crisis Shelter & Residence

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, […]

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! September 21st

Join us for this important and empowering night!!! The SWCC  presents Take Back The Night! This is an annual rally and March that takes a stand to raise awareness and end gender-based violence.  We will have a guest speaker that will speak to the impact of violence followed by a march up 25th street and […]

Exercising for Older Women: How Often?!

The first question most sedentary clients have when considering beginning an exercise program is, “How much do I have to do to get results?” Those who have been sedentary for long periods of time may not intrinsically enjoy physical activity, therefore may not be driven to exercise for reasons of pleasure and enjoyment. Other reasons […]

Yoga For Cancer

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver. The healing power of yoga helps both cancer patients and cancer survivors. No matter how sick from treatments and no matter how little energy, many find that the one thing that would bring relief were a […]

More Than a Safe Place

YWCA transitional housing program is a real “turning point” Looking up at the YWCA building from Saskatoon’s Kinsmen Park, you see a row of windows belonging to a group of incredibly determined women, residents in the YWCA Turning Points program. Located on one floor in the Crisis Shelter and Residence are 14 spaces for women […]

The Iceland Challenge 2017: breathtaking views and a challenging terrain

The Royal LePage team has shared a beautiful video showcasing the vast and every-changing terrain of Iceland. The teams hiked this challenging landscape to raise funds and awareness in support of shelters and community resources within our city. This challenge involved raising 85% of their funds for 2 Saskatoon shelters, the YWCA Crisis Shelter & Residence […]

Fitness on 25th Story: Jason and Janice

Janice and Jason are two of our wonderful members. From the first time I saw them, I was so impressed by their dedication and hard work. Watching them work out was a true motivation for me when I was supposed to work out after a long day at work. Since January 2017, Janice has lost […]

Fight the Challenge of Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, are an increasing global epidemic. Chronic diseases kill 36 million people per year and are the leading cause of death globally. In Canada, 67% of all deaths per year are caused by four major chronic diseases: cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases. Three out of five Canadians aged […]

The Iceland Challenge for Shelter

Royal LePage is going to new heights to raise funds and awareness about homelessness and violence. Employees and friends of Royal Lepage are embarking on a hiking challenge in Iceland’s Southern Highlands with an important goal. They are raising funds and hiking to create awareness, placing shelters and anti-violence resources on the forefront, through the […]