YWCA Calgary

Social Service


YW Calgary’s mission is prevention, intervention, empowerment, and leadership for the benefit of women and their families. For more than a century, YW Calgary has provided safe places and programming for women and their families to heal and grow.

YW Calgary focuses on enhancing women’s well-being while advocating for equity. Located in the heart of the Inglewood community, YW is committed to supporting people experiencing domestic violence, advocating for mental health, and enabling women’s economic prosperity. Together with our donors, the government, and other social services, we provide programs that build a safer and more equitable community.

For more information about YW Calgary please visit, https://www.ywcalgary.ca/

Our Impact

Through various programs and services, we support women and their families who are experiencing abuse, homelessness, poverty, mental health concerns, and under-employment. Our continuum of care includes shelter, housing, counselling, language skills, childcare, parenting, and economic empowerment support.

Because of the incredible 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:

  • Over 6,000 individuals were served through our programs in mental health, domestic violence, and economic prosperity.
  • 3,300 individuals accessed YW mental health support, with 95% of survey respondents reporting that they felt more hopeful for their futures.
  • 4,000 individuals at risk of domestic violence received YW-provided services, with 91% of survey respondents reporting that since the programming they feel safe in their relationships.

YW Calgary continues to amplify the voices of vulnerable people and advocates every day to help women, children, and gender-diverse people.

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Legal Name

Calgary Young Women's Christian Association

Charity Number

108227927 RR0001

How your gift will be used

Your gift has the potential to support crucial programs and services that make a direct and positive difference.

Shelter and Housing: Help those fleeing domestic violence find safety and security. Your support provides refuge for women and children at our accessible YW Calgary Crisis Shelter and helps provide 100 suites through our Transitional Housing program. Additionally, our Affordable Housing ensures much needed long-term, safe housing for women and their children seeking to escape from abusive situations.

Mental Health and Family Supports: Provide essential programs for healing and stability. With your gift, individuals and families can access counseling services, participate in Mindful Moments for mindfulness and self-care, benefit from Language Instruction, engage in Family programs, and support Early Childhood Development. Together, we support women and families toward brighter futures.

Women’s Economic Prosperity: Empower women to overcome economic disadvantages. Your contribution fuels our Women’s Economic Prosperity programs, focused on economic empowerment bridging to employment and healthy relationships, which equip women and youth with the tools, knowledge, and support they need to thrive financially.

Your gift enables YW Calgary to plan for the future, amplifying our impact, strengthening our voice, and extending our reach.

Only together we can empower change.

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