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How We Operate

Incorporated in 1893, YWCA Canada is a charitable, voluntary organization, which serves as the national coordinating body for the YWCA movement in Canada.

We are governed by policies set by our Member Associations and are administered by a Board of Directors elected by Member Associations.

All 32 YWCA Member Associations are autonomous and governed by a local Board of Directors.

YWCA Canada is a member of the World YWCA, an international organization that spans 125 countries and links 25 million women and girls worldwide.

We work to build:

  • A strong voice for women in Canada
  • A effective women's multi-service network
  • Efficient linkages within the YWCA both nationally and internationally.