YW Calgary | Community Updates | February 2019
YW in the Community
We are excited to share with you the latest news and updates about the YW Hub facility, opportunities for partnerships and community involvement. Read below to learn more!
Work on the YW Hub facility continues to progress. Exterior cladding, formwork and flatwork are all coming along and exterior insulation installation and hardscaping are nearing completion. The east parking lot is complete and lighting has been installed. Landscaping will resume in the spring when weather conditions improve.

Interior painting and finishing are underway. Ceilings in the fitness centre have been primed, while framing and drywall application are ongoing in all multipurpose rooms. The Parent Link and Childcare centres are progressing as framing and drywall installation continues. Range hoods have been installed in the community kitchen and in all shared kitchens in Transitional Housing neighbourhoods. All orders for furniture, AV equipment and appliances have been submitted. 

For more information contact
Carla at clink@ywcalgary.ca.
ACM panel progress in the YW Hub facility courtyard. "Just the right grey," says our Project Director.
Community Spaces in the YW Hub
In a few short months, the community spaces in the YW Hub will be buzzing with activity. We have been busy connecting with a number of community partners and are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Poppy Innovations to bring programs to the community kitchen in the fall of 2019.

Poppy Innovations hosts programs open to the community to learn how to grow, cook and preserve food. Their team of educators teach children and adults nutrition and food skills and are committed to promoting and supporting healthy families.

"Building healthier communities by improving how and what we eat takes a collaborative approach," says Sharon McCormick, Founder. "We look forward to working with YW Calgary in the YW Hub facility."

Stay tuned for details of program offerings, cost and registration. Visit Poppy Innovations 's website for potential offerings.

Contact Amy, Community Hub Director, at aalexander@ywcalgary.ca.

Poppy Innovations is coming to the YW Hub facility
Be Part of the Transformation
In January, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)  announced $4.7M towards our YW Hub facility project! This is the second significant investment from the Government of Canada as part of their National Housing Strategy.

This investment from the Government of Canada will help create spaces for women that are grounded in trauma-informed principles, provide safety and offer dignity as they move forward. It tells vulnerable women in Calgary that they are seen, they are heard and they will soon have a safe, secure and supportive place to call home - because s he matters.

If you would like to learn more about the YW Transformation Campaign, email Jan, Vice President, Resource Development at jdamery@ywcalgary.ca.
From left to right: Gian-Carlo Carra, City Councillor; Jan Damery, Vice President, Resource Development of YW Calgary; Quincy Smith, Co-Chair of the YW Transformation Campaign Advisory Committee; Kent Hehr, MP for Calgary-Centre; Shannon Bowen Smed, Co-Chair of the YW Transformation Campaign Advisory Committee; Sue Tomney, CEO of YW Calgary.
YW 101
On March 8, 2019, YW is hosting its 6 th  
annual YW CELEBRATE event, recognizing the achievements of women in our community in honour of International Women’s Day.

There has never been a more critical time to speak up and out to create equity and a bright future for women and girls. Together we are raising a glass to the successes of women in our community and continuing to bring awareness to issues of pay equity and gender parity.

For more information contact
YW CELEBRATE is on March 8, 2019
Photo: Neil Zeller.
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