Programs at The W



Girls’ Life of Wellness

GLOW is a 12-week program for cis and trans girls, non-binary and two-spirit youth ages 8 to 14.

GLOW is rooted in the philosophy of holistic wellness. We know that a narrow definition of wellness that solely focuses on being healthy does not address intrinsic barriers that may affect participation in physical activity, whether that be low self-esteem, negative body image, peer pressure or one of the many other barriers that our participants have encountered.

GLOW focuses on the 5 Dimensions of Wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual and environmental. GLOW is driven by its participants’ interests and skills, so each program offering is unique.

GLOW participants have expressed interest in many different components of wellness including, kick boxing, gymnastics, yoga, SHORE, stress management with stress balls, emotional literacy through emotion painting and I AM board creation and so much more


My Story →
"I just feel good in this space, I know I am accepted here." - Participant, age 12


My Story →
“GLOW helped me be a better person.” - Participant, age 12


My Story →
"If I felt as encouraged at school playing sports as I do in this program, that would be amazing.” - Participant, age 12


My Story →
“GLOW helped me build self-love.” - Participant, age 13

Are you an educator interested in bringing GLOW to your school?

To learn more about the benefits of having GLOW programming in your school, please contact

GLOW is funded by the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation and the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation.  

Other Programs

YWCA Cambridge Provides Supportive, Inclusive And Participant-Led Programs For Cis And Trans Women And Girls And Non-Binary And Two-Spirit Individuals.


In this unique program, participants have the opportunity to explore, design, create and share all things related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!
Absolutely no skill or knowledge level is necessary to participate.

STEM Mentoring

Rooted in the belief that girls cannot be what they cannot see, STEM Mentoring is about more than just building girls interest in skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), it’s about building strong, healthy relationships with other girls and mentors (who just so happen to be amazing women working in our community in the STEM field)!

Safe Sisters

Rooted in the philosophy of holistic safety, Safe Sisters encourages participants to make healthy choices in all areas of their lives, empowering them to take an active role in creating safe environments for themselves.


This program provides opportunity for discussion and action, by allowing participants to make sense of what they are experiencing externally and feeling internally. The goal of SHYFT is to foster critical thinking skills and provide outlets for participants to create their own social-justice based media-arts projects.


S.T.E.P.S is about creating a safe space for participants, developing skills for healthy relationships, reducing isolation and increasing inclusion, engaging participants in critical thinking and strengthening leadership skills.

Small Steps to Success

Aimed at supporting women in our community, Small Steps to Success provides the opportunity to gain the skills and confidence needed to be successful in the workplace or in a school setting.

Get In Touch

Have a Question Or Need Assistance?

If you have a question about YWCA Cambridge, our programs or events, or simply want to get involved, please give us a call or send us an email.

Contact Us

Address: 55 Dickson Street, Cambridge, Ontario, N1R 7A5

Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays & holidays: closed

Tel: (519) 267-6444 
Main Email:

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