Our Services


Programs For Adults

Providing free life & pre-employment skills training for cis and trans women and non-binary and two-spirit individuals on a path to empowerment and security.

Girls Programs

Programs For Children And Youth

Offering a diverse line up of free programs geared to empower, embolden and enrich the lives of young people.

Summer Camp

Summer Camps

Our summer day camps are a staple for children of all genders looking for outdoor adventure, exploration and making new friends.

Child Care

Child Care

For over 65 years, we have been a leader in providing innovative, child-focused licensed child care in Cambridge.

Women's International Gift & Gallery

Featuring the unique products of local, national and international women artisans, with all proceeds supporting our work.

Mentoring Programs

More than simply building children and youths' interest & skills in STEM, we are building strong, healthy relationships with mentors.


We have a diverse lineup of fundraising events throughout the year. Learn more about what is coming up.

Roots Of Empathy

An evidence-based program shown to have a dramatic effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children.

How Your Support Makes a Differences...

YWCA Cambridge works with some of the most marginalized cis & trans women and girls and non-binary and two-spirit individuals in our community. Through leadership, advocacy and programming and service delivery, we can make a real impact in this community, one life at a time.

But we need your help.

Just like each person we work with, our donation options are open to everyone. Every contribution broadens our impact and makes our community more equal. Thank you for your support.

Choose a small monthly gift, a one-time donation of any amount, or contact us to arrange an in-kind donation. Your support will be used to directly improve the lives of the people we serve.

Our Programs

We have a wide selection of programs designed to improve the lives of cis and trans women and girls and non-binary folks at The W Programming Centre. All programs are participant-led and provided free of charge, so that we can create opportunities for everyone.


If the threat of danger is immediate, call 9-1-1. You will be asked to give police your name, address and phone number. Provide as much additional information as circumstances will allow.

Let police know if:

  • Your life is in danger.
  • You are injured and will need an ambulance.
  • There are weapons being used and if so, what type.
  • There are drugs and/or alcohol involved.
  • There are children (or others) present in the home.
  • There is a history of violence.
  • There is a protection order, peace bond or restraining order in effect.
Service Name Hours Contact
Emergency shelter/ a safe space
Cambridge, Ontario
Haven House
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (519) 653-2289
Emergency shelter/ a safe space
Kitchener, Ontario
Anselma House
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (519) 741-9184
Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) of Waterloo Region 24-Hour Support Line Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (519) 741-8633
Family and Children Services of Waterloo Region Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (519) 623-6970

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News & Blog

A black and white close-up of Lisa, side view. She's wearing a black scarf over her hair.

Big Changes Start with Small Steps

Many of the women in the group are survivors, coming from many different walks of life and backgrounds, all suffering loss on some level, drawn together by circumstance, driven by purpose. In the program, we are encouraged and given the opportunity to share as much or as little as we want. But we learn quickly that we are not alone on our journeys.

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Tara pictured with her spouse and three children, sitting on a blanket on grass

The Effects of it All

That being said, here’s the thing: I don’t always use my voice to call these things out. I fear being shut down. I fear being told I’m wrong. I fear white people with more power than me will not only tune me out, but encourage others to follow suit.

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Do You See Me?

So, rather than asking “do you see me?” in the physical sense, I ask “would you think of me?” Would you think of me the next time someone says “we don’t have Indigenous people around here”? This is a question I want you to keep in your heart.

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