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An Ode To Child Care Workers

Today is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. Today, we celebrate and honour the work that YWCA Cambridge child care staff do.

We also, once again, call on the provincial government to give child care workers and parents across the province what they need and what we all deserve: sign the child care agreement with the federal government.

We Need a Plan to End Ontario’s She-cession: YWCA Ontario and More than 30 Community Advocates in Open Letter to the Province

The following open letter was written by YWCA Ontario, a coalition of the 11 YWCAs in Ontario, and signed by more than 30 activists and community organizations. This letter kicks off YWCA Ontario’s #SheCessionON campaign. Add your voice to the campaign by clicking HERE [PDF version of this letter HERE] October 13, 2021 Dear Premier …

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YWCA Cambridge partners with YW Kitchener-Waterloo to launch Walk A Mile In Her Shoes this year

Now in its twelfth year, the Waterloo Region Walk A Mile In Her Shoes campaign is remaining virtual, but expanding its reach. YWCA Cambridge, the host of the annual advocacy and fundraising campaign, has partnered with YW Kitchener-Waterloo to launch the event this year in order to help its sister organization raise awareness of the …

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YWCA Cambridge Receives $400,000 Grant from Lyle S. Hallman Foundation To Support Pandemic Response

YWCA Cambridge has received a generous $400,000 Social Impact Grant from the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation as part of the Foundation’s response to the community’s needs arising from the pandemic. The funds are unrestricted, allowing YWCA Cambridge to decide where best the funds could be used to support its mission of supporting the women, youth …

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Joint Letter to Minister Alghabra RE: Canada Needs A National Public Transportation Plan

The following letter was co-written by members of the YWCA Ontario Coalition and sent to Minister Alghabra.  [Read the PDF version here] June 21, 2021 Re: Building an affordable and national public transportation system Dear Minister Alghabra, We are writing today as a concerned provincial coalition of YWCAs who serve more than 50,000 women, girls …

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Guest Blog: Some Things For Allies To Think About Before “Checking In” On Their Indigenous Friends

I am not ready to be a personal resource for you. No one First Nations, Metis or Inuit individual can tell you exactly how it has been for all of us. We do not all have the same experience and do not all see things the exact same way. Asking me to share my story with you will still not give you the bigger picture as to everything that has happened through generations of genocide. If you’re messaging to check in, do not dig for more details about my personal story. I will share when I am ready.

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Ontario YWCA Coalition Releases Vision for an “Equitable, Gender-Responsive Budget” in Joint Pre-Budget Submission to the Minister of Finance

Ontario YWCA Coalition Releases Vision for an “Equitable, Gender-Responsive Budget” in Joint Pre-Budget Submission to the Minister of Finance. [Click here for a PDF of the document] YWCA Ontario is a provincial coalition of YWCA Member Associations. We offer a range of housing programs and services including Violence Against Women (VAW) shelters, employment and training …

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YWCA Cambridge Launches Catch The Ace Online Lottery To Raise Much-Needed Funds

CAMBRIDGE — You can now try to catch the ace in support of YWCA Cambridge, a local nonprofit that provides child care, camps and a number of programming for children, youth and adults. “YWCA Cambridge has seen significant financial losses as a result of cancelling fundraising events, suspension of our child care programs during lockdown …

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