December 2020
YW Calgary is committed to supporting the safety
and well-being of community members.
December at Your YW
With the holidays quickly approaching, can you believe we’ve almost reached the end of 2020? For some of us, it feels like it’s been an excruciatingly long year. For others, it feels like March was just yesterday.

Here at YW Calgary, 2020 started off on a high note. We were excited to be in our new facility, welcoming the community in for holiday parties and getting to know our new neighbours. Memberships at our fitness centre were growing and as winter slowly began giving way to spring, we hosted our largest ever YWHISPER Fundraising Gala at the TELUS Convention Centre.

Then, just one week later, the whole world changed.

After a year full of uncertainty, we are heading into 2021 full of hope that it will be a much brighter year with more opportunities for connection and gathering.
Lift up vulnerable women and their families this holiday
Give a Gift of Support
2020 has been a difficult year for all of us. For the women and children who call YW home, it’s been even harder. For someone fleeing domestic violence or poverty, like Sonia, the challenges of the holidays are going to be amplified by the pandemic.

Vulnerable women and families like Sonia’s need us more than ever. You can help lift them up this holiday through a gift of support. Visit to learn more.
Coping with an unusual holiday season
Mental Health Support & Other Resources
Phone or Virtual Counselling

YW offers group or individual counselling for women, men and children to help work through trauma and build stronger relationships leading to a healthy future.

Cost: The affordable and flexible fee structure is based on a sliding scale.

To Register: Call 403.536.2844 or email us.

Mindfulicity is a series of 10+ bite-sized, engaging online modules employers can use to help shift behaviour and attitudes around ongoing micro-aggressions in the workplace.

Cost: Our annual subscription pricing model is based on the size of your organization. Please contact us to get your custom quote.
Mindful Moments

Are you and your children struggling to manage the added stress this year has brought? Arguments, temper tantrums becoming more frequent? Our FREE, virtual program for parents and kids (8-12) provides mindfulness skills and strategies to manage challenging situations and strengthen family relationships.

Cost: Free!

To Register: Call 403.750.2500 or email us.

Heading back to work after the holidays? The YW Childcare Centre in Inglewood offers full-time, part-time and drop-in space for children up to five years of age, emphasizing creative play and child-centred activities.

Cost: Fees vary depending on the age of the child. Subsidies and bursaries are available to help cover costs.

To Register: Call 403.232.1594 or email us.
“[Mindful Moments] has given me a lot of techniques and tools to be mindful in my daily life. It helps me to remind myself of how I'm interacting with others and how to bring myself back to the present. The info we learned helps me to be more mindful about my own feelings and be able to manage them better.”

– Gail, Mindful Moments participant
Stay connected this holiday season
Happy Holidays!
As we head into what may be a lonely holiday season for many in our community, we may be feeling a sense of anxiety and disappointment. We won’t be gathering with extended family around the dinner table or ringing in the New Year with all our friends, as we continue to take precautions to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

It will be important to stay connected – even from afar. Try to make a conscious effort to reach out to friends and family and don’t forget to take care of yourself, too.

We’re looking forward to re-connecting with you in 2021, a year where we will hopefully see more opportunity for in-person connection, the re-opening of our fitness and community spaces, and new community engagement opportunities. Keep an eye out, too, for more wellness classes and partnerships to help you through these ever-changing times.

Happy holidays and we’ll see you again next year!
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We're always happy to hear from neighbours and community members. Please send questions, concerns or comments to:

Carla Link
Director, Communications
& Community Relations
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