YWCA Calgary

Social Service


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


Our Impact

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.

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Legal Name

Calgary Young Women's Christian Association

Charity Number

108227927 RR0001

How your gift will be used

A gift in your will is an important way to have a lasting impact on the lives of women and families in Calgary and surrounding area.

Your gift can provide support for areas such as:

Shelter and Housing: Our Sheriff King Home crisis shelter supports women and children fleeing domestic violence. Our Transitional Housing provides 100 suites to women experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental health challenges or domestic violence. And our new Affordable Housing provides women and their children fleeing domestic violence a safe and long-term place to live.

Mental Health and Family Supports: YW Calgary provides a number of programs and services including individual and family counselling, Mindful Moments, Language Instruction, Family programs, Early Childhood Development programs and more. All of which focus on moving women and their families from crisis to a place of stability.

Women’s Economic Prosperity: Our Women’s Economic Prosperity programs provide women with the tools, knowledge and support to overcome economic disadvantages.

Your gift will allow YW Calgary to plan for the future, ensuring our voices are louder, our impact is greater and our reach is further.

Only together can we empower change.

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