February Y's Words e-news

Welcome to the new YWCA NWT!

For more than 50 years, the YWCA has provided support and services to women and families in Yellowknife and beyond. For many years, this support has reached out beyond the borders of our capital city - we now have a family violence shelter in Fort Smith, hold programming for women in small NWT communities, and provide support to families from across the territory. To reflect this broader reach, we have officially changed our name to YWCA NWT!
Spread the Love this Valentine's Day!

Why not try something different than a box of chocolates this year and make a donation in honour of the one you love to YWCA NWT? Guaranteed to please and no calories!

Valentine's Day Donation
Dominion Diamond Donates to GirlSpace

We were overjoyed to receive $10,000 in funding for YWCA's youth empowerment program, GirlSpace.This awesome, free program for girls is changing lives by building leadership skills and self-confidence. Participants regularly volunteer in the community and can learn, grow and share in a supported environment with professional staff. Thanks to Dominion for their ongoing support for Lynn's Place, Turn up the Heat on Homelessness, and GirlSpace!

Dominion on FB
Call for YWCA Board Members

The YWCA is seeking women who are committed to lead us into the future by providing leadership and direction as a member of the Board of Directors. Email giving@ywcanwt.ca by March 10 and tell us why you would like to be a board member.

More info
YWCA Youth Council

To mark Canada's 150th birthday, YWCA NWT is creating a youth council to plan and deliver a Young Women's Community Action Day (YWCA Day) event that showcases Canadian women's history, culture, and heritage!

Youth Council Info
It's tax time! If you made a donation of $20+ to the YWCA between January 1 - December 31, 2016, keep your eyes peeled for a charitable receipt to include with your income taxes. Receipts will be issued by February 28, 2017.
YWCA NWT | (867) 920-2777 | giving@ywcanwt.ca | ywcanwt.ca