YW Calgary is committed to supporting the safety
and well-being of the neighbourhoods in which we operate
YWHISPER Gala - March 4, 2020
Get your tickets before they are sold out!
Pulitzer Prize-winners Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey are the New York Times journalists who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged sexual harassment and abuse towards women. Their book, “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement,” includes a first-hand account of their investigation into the Weinstein case and how this was instrumental in the shaping of the #MeToo movement.

We are all part of what comes next in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement. 
It takes all of us. We all have a role in speaking up and making changes in our workplaces, homes and communities that support, empower and provide women with the opportunities to make different choices. Doing nothing perpetuates a broken system that continues to build barriers for women and their families.
Neighbourhood Engagement
YW Calgary Government Relations
On Monday January 20 th , 2020 the Honourable Minister of Community and Social Services, Rajan Sawhney toured the YW Calgary Hub facility. We talked about women’s homelessness, our exciting social enterprise model and how to best support vulnerable Albertans.

Provincial Policy Recommendations - A Blog Series

YW Calgary is part of a national federation of YWCAs across Canada. We have taken the lead in collaborating with our YWCA sister organizations in Banff, Edmonton and Lethbridge to design provincial-scale public policy recommendations.

We have created a series of blogs that highlight our incredible community work across Alberta and the ways our recommendations will help Albertans thrive. Stay tuned for our 2020 Budget and Red Tape Reduction Submission!

Read the blogs here:

YW 101
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada
Building Language Skills, Creating Links

Did you know that YW Calgary offers English language classes?
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides basic English language training to help permanent residents or refugees with social, cultural and economic adaptation. This federally funded program is free to women and men to help them adjust and build confidence. Participants learn about the local community and Canadian society; develop practical English-language skills, and widen their social circle. LINC classes are organized by Canadian Language Benchmark levels - YW currently offers CLB 1 to CLB 4.

YW Community Spaces
Meeting Spaces & Venue Rentals
A connected community is a thriving community. The new YW Community Spaces connect neighbours and businesses while supporting YW programs, giving back to women and families in Calgary.

Our multipurpose community rooms are ideal for meetings, classes or corporate events. All of our spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art AV, seating for large groups and ample natural light. The rooms can be combined for larger events and can even be coupled with our community kitchen for even more space.

If you are interested in hosting an event at YW Calgary you can connect with our Community Hub Coordinator:

Kathryn Quick
We'd Love to Hear from You

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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