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Delegation to Cambridge City Council Dec 2 RE motion to provide free menstrual products in public washrooms

Below are remarks made by YWCA Cambridge CEO, Kim Decker at Cambridge City Council’s budget meeting on December 2.  PDF version HERE Thank you for …

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YWCA Ontario Coalition statement on the Ontario Fall Economic Statement delivered by Minister of Finance, Peter Bethlenfalvy

While we welcome its mission to ‘Build Ontario’ and ‘Work for Workers,’ we did not see any indication of the bold, transformative action that is required to see women enter or re-enter the workforce in ways that will address this province’s dire labour shortages and stimulate our economy.

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An Ode To Child Care Workers

Today is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. Today, we celebrate and honour the work that YWCA Cambridge child care staff do.

We also, once again, call on the provincial government to give child care workers and parents across the province what they need and what we all deserve: sign the child care agreement with the federal government.

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We Need a Plan to End Ontario’s She-cession: YWCA Ontario and More than 30 Community Advocates in Open Letter to the Province

The following open letter was written by YWCA Ontario, a coalition of the 11 YWCAs in Ontario, and signed by more than 30 activists and …

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YWCA Cambridge partners with YW Kitchener-Waterloo to launch Walk A Mile In Her Shoes this year

Now in its twelfth year, the Waterloo Region Walk A Mile In Her Shoes campaign is remaining virtual, but expanding its reach. YWCA Cambridge, the …

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Meet the 2020 Women of Distinction Award Recipients

Events of 2020 threw some curve balls – to put it lightly. We weren’t able to host our big Women of Distinction awards night at …

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