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YWCA Cambridge Important Update

COVID 19 Update

To all YWCA Cambridge families, clients and participants:  We understand and share in your concern around the risks associated with COVID 19 and know you might have questions about how we are working to keep you and your loved ones safe. Please know that leading up to these formal decisions, we have been following Public …

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Announcing The Recipients Of The 2020 YWCA Cambridge Women of Distinction Awards

YWCA Cambridge is proud to announce the recipients of the 26th annual Women of Distinction awards: Nicole Schiener – Non-Profit or Public Service April Bulmer – Arts & Culture Laura Kaster  – Business & Entrepreneurship Sarah Kokoski – Education & Mentorship Siobhan Bonisteel – Social Action & Advocacy Dianne Piluk – Volunteerism Jenni Bauer – …

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YWCA Cambridge Important Update

Important Notice Regarding Potential One-Day OSSTF Strike December 18

As you may already be aware, once again, if a deal is not reached at the bargaining table, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be on a one-day strike Wednesday December 18. As OSSTF represents a large number of education workers, this means that public elementary and secondary schools cannot operate if a strike …

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On a black background, the names of the 14 women killed December 6 1989: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Maryse Laganière Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia Pelletier Michèle Richard Annie St-Arneault Annie Turcotte Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

It’s the 30th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre. Has Anything Changed?

Today, we say their names. Geneviève Bergeron (1968–1989), civil engineering student Hélène Colgan (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student Nathalie Croteau (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student Barbara Daigneault (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student Anne-Marie Edward (1968–1989), chemical engineering student Maud Haviernick (1960–1989), materials engineering student Maryse Laganière (1964–1989), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department Maryse Leclair (1966–1989), …

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YWCA Cambridge Important Update

Important Notice Regarding The Potential One-Day OSSTF Strike

There is potential strike action that will impact our service users at our Ryerson child care centre. If a deal is not reached at the bargaining table, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be on a one-day strike Wednesday December 4. As OSSTF represents a large number of education workers, this means that public …

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Why Girls?

Today is International Day of the Girl, and we saw no better way to acknowledge it than by hosting a guest blog by one of our participants, Madiha Syed. She’s been a part of The W, our programming space for a long time. Madiha (she/her) is a young spoken word artist. She is a bubbly …

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Meet Janice Jo Lee, Equal Are We Keynote

Janice Jo Lee (she/her), aka Sing Hey, is a Korean-Canadian artist from Kitchener, on Haldimand Tract treaty territory. She is a nationally-touring folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, spoken word poet, playwright-actor, and educator. She is passionate about building flourishing communities based in justice and joy through art. On stage, Janice is known for being disarmingly hilarious, off-the-cuff …

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Meet Dr. Eden Hennessey, Equal Are We Keynote Speaker

Dr. Eden Hennessey is a social psychologist who researches and mobilizes knowledge related to diversity promotion and discrimination reduction. Her most recent work assesses the consequences of confronting gender bias in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Eden advocates for equity and inclusion on university campuses, and combines arts with data to impact world-wide audiences. …

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