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YWCA KW and YWCA Cambridge staff along with the Region's MPs on the day the Status of Women funding was announced at the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) in Kitchener in April.
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Feminist Shift, Coalition Led By YW Kitchener-Waterloo And YWCA Cambridge, Launches With Region-Wide All-Candidates Survey

WATERLOO REGION, Ontario – The Feminist Shift, a coalition led by YW Kitchener-Waterloo and YWCA Cambridge, officially launched today with an all-candidates survey focusing on …

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Important Notice Regarding The Potential CUPE Strike

With the possibility of a CUPE strike starting Monday, October 7, it is important that we communicate with our service users who might be impacted …

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Meet Washington Silk, Equal Are We Panelist

Washington P Silk holds a BA in Anthropology from the University of Lethbridge and an MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University. They are a Registered Social …

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Meet Fareeda Adam, Equal Are We Panelist

Since beginning her legal career, Fareeda has learned of the importance of naming anti-Black racism and using a critical-race lens to understand the interactions Black people have with the legal system.

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YWCA Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Conestoga College to Jointly Host Conference Centred On Equity

“Making spaces safe and inclusi­­ve is everybody’s business,” said YWCA Cambridge Executive Director Kim Decker. “This conference is one attempt by us, the City of Cambridge and Conestoga College to put action behind our own words of believing in a better society for everyone.”

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Why We Hold A Conference On Equity, And Why You Should Come

I heard once that for years and years there can be these barely perceptible shifts, and then one day, bam. Earthquake. I saw this conference like that: a way for all these community members with different lived experiences to come together and for us all to collectively tear down barriers still hindering so many of our neighbours. I needed it to be like that.

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