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YWCA Ontario 2021 Provincial Budget Analysis: Ontario Fails To Deliver On “She-covery” Efforts

March 26, 2021 [Read the PDF of the document here] The province has acknowledged that Ontario is in a “she-cession.” However, the budget released this week does not offer us a “she-covery.” While women are mentioned in the budget document 27 times, there are few new or significant investments to support the economic empowerment and …

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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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Canada’s first Feminist Economic Recovery 8-Point Plan released today by YWCA Canada and GATE

Released today, A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone, a report co-authored by the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and YWCA Canada, offers an 8-point Plan to tackle systemic barriers and improve economic security for women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people.

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YWCA Cambridge In The Time Of COVID-19: We’re still here. We See You

April 14, 2020 What can we say? Times are…weird? Weird doesn’t even cover it. Our child care centres are closed, our offices are shuttered, our social enterprise (Women’s International Gift & Gallery) is closed and our stock sits unsold. And programming for kids and adults is in that transitional period as we search voraciously for …

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YWCA Cambridge Postpones Women of Distinction 2020 Awards

April 8, 2020 As uncertainty around when physical distancing measures will be lifted and in the interest of promoting the safety of all of our community members, YWCA Cambridge has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Women of Distinction awards ceremony until 2021.  The ceremony, which was to be held at the Galt …

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