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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes©

Presented by Meridian

Due to the cancellation of public gatherings at this time, we are working on a plan to take walk a mile in her shoes virtual! Stay tuned for more details on how and when we will walk.

Why we walk

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an annual fundraising event where people of all ages, genders and abilities come together raise awareness about gender-based violence. We walk in solidarity with survivors of violence because each year in Canada, over 75,000 women and their children flee their homes to escape violence.

Funds from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes directly support YWCA Cambridge’s advocacy work and programs to prevent gender-based and intimate partner violence and help us all work to create gender equality in our community.

The premise is simple: participants register as a team or individual, raise pledges & come together to walk a few blocks alongside your neighbours, colleagues, friends and family.  

The Walk is open to all because we each have an important role to play in building up tolerance and equality in our community.

Don’t want to sport the symbolic red heels? No problem! Stiletto or pump, flat or sling back, flip flops or decorate your own shoes, Walk A Mile style – you decide.  All that matters is that you come with your game face on, ready to strut your stuff for the women in your life and the hundreds of women and girls who access services through YWCA Cambridge. As always, we will provide red heels for any walker who wants to don them

Christine and Chris Vigna

My Story →
“We want to ensure that our kids understand that it’s important to give back to a community and to help build a stronger community.”

Darryl Law

My Story →
“I participate in Walk a Mile every year because I know it’s one small thing I can do to encourage fellow men and boys to acknowledge the existence of gender-based violence and to take responsibility for the role each of us has in standing up against it.”

Chief Larkin

My Story →
“[Walk a Mile in Her Shoes] promotes equality, within our community, within our society.”

Kevin Sinclair

My Story →

Walk with us

Without the support of our incredible Walk participants each year, we would be doing this work alone. Your commitment to creating a community of equality and free from gender-based violence makes you a hero in our eyes. So thank you for walking alongside us all these years.

To register:
Click on the Register To Walk button below. You will be redirected to the main fundraising page for the event on our secure fundraising platform. Click the Create My Own Fundraising Page and enter your name and email. The system will send you an email to easily customize your own personal crowdfunding page. You can add a photo and update the copy to reflect your personal reasons for walking. 

Your personal page link can then be emailed out to your friends, family & colleagues to solicit support for your walk.

Please note that, unlike in previous years, donors will not be able to search for walkers by name from our website. Instead, your supporters will need to receive a link to your personal crowdfunding page so make sure you share your link widely with your network so that their donations are tracked toward your personal fundraising goal! 
If you have any questions or concerns about setting up your page, please contact us at info@ywcacambridge.ca 

Thank you choosing to join our fight to end gender-based violence. We look forward to seeing you strut your stuff!


Show Your Support

The best way to help us create equity and end gender-based violence in our community is to support our work through either walking alongside us or donating to someone you know that is fundraising.

All funds raised support the programs of YWCA Cambridge, making your impact local. Your support will be used to run programs designed to instill confidence & self-esteem, empower participants to find their voice and demand equality and a life free from violence and full of opportunity.

Partnership Opportunities

We are grateful to the generosity of our corporate sponsors and community partners. Together we create a memorable community-focussed event that brings together friends, neighbours and family to raise awareness about the impact of gendered violence in Cambridge. Our partners make this event possible, through financial and in-kind support, with all funds raised supporting the vital programs of the YWCA Cambridge.

If your team would like to work with us to raise your profile in the community, create a unique employee team building event or chat about creating a corporate partnership that meets your marketing objectives, please contact Caroline Barker, Director of Philanthropy, at 519.267.6444 ext. 225 or via email at c.barker@ywcacambridge.ca

Future Events

Upcoming Fundraising Events

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She Talks: Stories of Tenacity & Grit

She Talks brings you the stories of remarkable women and their personal journeys in this intimate night of authentic conversation, laughter and inspiration.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is a playful opportunity to raise awareness in our community about the serious nature of inequality and gender-based violence. We walk in solidarity for equality, safety and tolerance in our community.

Montage of all Women of Distinction 2019

Women of Distinction

YWCA Cambridge’s Women of Distinction Awards is a celebration of the incredible women working tirelessly to improve lives, break down barriers and inspire future generations, right here at home.

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: info@ywcacambridge.ca

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