Voted one of Maclean’s Top 100 Charities*, YW Calgary provides preventive and restorative services to women and their families, when and where they need us most. Since 1910 YW Calgary has continued to evolve our programs and services to meet the changing needs of women, children, men and gender-diverse people in the Calgary community and surrounding area. We work to ensure they have the opportunity, ability and resources they need to move from crisis to stability.
We focus our efforts on three key areas:
Domestic Violence – Offering preventative services focused on wellness and healthy relationships with an intention of thriving
Mental Health – Providing preventative and restorative services to support her community, home and workplace wellness
Women’s Economic Prosperity – Dedicated to empowering women to pursue their ambitions, and participate equally and meaningfully at all levels of economic decision making
Together we are creating a future where women and their families can thrive in a safe and equitable community.
*2020 is the most recent year for this publication
Because of incredible support from our community, YW Calgary continues to meet our client’s immediate and most basic needs, then works directly with them to create positive and sustainable change in their lives.
Last year we:
- Had direct and measurable impact on nearly 5,400 Calgary residents through our programs and services
- Helped 1,792 individuals take steps to build their economic prosperity;
- Supported 2,847 people to enhance their mental health and well-being; and
- After being involved with YW Calgary, 95% of participants told us they felt hopeful about their future
YW Calgary continues to amplify the voices of vulnerable people and advocate every day to help women, children and gender-diverse people.