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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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Changes To Our Festive Futures Program This Year

Every year, we are blown away by the way our community shows up for our Festive Futures program. The annual holiday giving program brings together our community to help families who have participated in our Small Steps to Success Program enjoy the holidays. This year, however, other organizations across Cambridge have joined forces to create …

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Orange Shirt Day is not only about remembering the past

Content Warning: anti-Indigenous racism, violence against Indigenous women, systemic racism Orange shirt day is meant to give us all pause and encourage conversations about the history of residential schools and the enduring legacies those institutions have left behind. The orange shirt originates with Phyllis (Jack) Webstad’s story of her brand new orange shirt her grandmother …

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