Cover Your Tracks

Hide your internet activities

If you are concerned about someone knowing you’ve visited this site, learn how to cover your tracks. Read more

Media Centre

Budget 2018: A win for women. A win for Canada.

A gender-lens on the Federal Budget is a win for women, families, and Canada Read more

Young Women

Is Our Relationship Healthy?

Everyone deserves to be in a safe and healthy relationship. This brand new resource will help you learn what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like, give you some tips for dating safely, and more! Read more

Media Centre


YWCA Canada’s campaign calls for every day action to end violence against young women, girls, and non-binary youth Read more

Media Centre

“A game-changer for women and girls in Canada”

A gender-lens on the National Housing Strategy is a step in the right direction says largest provider of housing and shelter for women in Canada Read more

National Office

YWCA Canada Statement of Solidarity with Muslim Communities in Québec City

On the evening of January 29th, le Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy was the target of a terrorist attack that killed six worshipers and wounded others. Click to read the entire statement from YWCA Canada. Read more

Media Centre


Over 120 young women between 18-25 years of age from across the country will gather this week at YWCA Canada’s Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women’s National Leadership Summit in Muskoka, Ontario. Read more


Scared, vulnerable, invisible: Affordable housing crisis exposes women to violence, trauma

Largest provider of housing and shelter for women in Canada takes to Parliament Hill to advocate for a gender-lens on the National Housing Strategy Read more

Young Women


Are you already a leader in your community, your organization or your school? Are you between 18 and 25 years old? Apply for the Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women’s National Leadership Program today! Read more

National Office

YWCA Canada welcomes a dynamic new leader to Canada's oldest women's service organization

Maya Roy takes up her duties as Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Canada on May 15th, 2017 Read more

Upcoming Events

Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women’s National Leadership Summit

Apply today for YWCA Canada’s Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women’s National Leadership Summit in the scenic Muskoka region. Enhance your leadership skills & invest in your future.

Thursday, March 9, to Sunday, March 12 2017 Read more

Rose Campaign

Never Blame the Victim says YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign

Rose Campaign &16 Days of Global Activism launch on Parliament Hill Read more


Campus sexual violence policies need to put survivors first

Sexual violence on campus threatens not only the physical and mental health of survivors, but also their equitable access to education and ongoing academic achievements. Read more

Media Centre


YWCA Canada launches resources to create a safer digital world for young women Read more

Rose Campaign

Rose Campaign takes on Sexual Assault: Never Blame the Victim

YWCA Canada launches #NeverBlameTheVictim to kick off Rose Campaign 2016 and the 16 Days of Global Activism Against Gender-based Violence Read more

Week Without Violence

Everyday. Everybody. Week Without Violence - October 17-23, 2016

We’re working to eliminate violence in our communities during the 20th annual Week Without Violence and beyond. Read more


A safe home is a human right. Count women and girls in.

YWCA Canada calls for a gender lens on Canada’s National Housing Strategy Read more

Media Centre

Organizations launch Every Voter Counts Alliance and kick-off campaign for proportional representation

Diverse groups representing millions of Canadians give big boost to a fair voting system Read more

Rose Campaign

Time for Real Change on Violence Against Women and Girls

YWCA Canada welcomes sector engagement in the development of a National Action Plan Read more

Rose Campaign

From Coast to Coast Venues Light the Night Against Violence

CN Tower, Rogers Arena, Cabot Tower mark the anniversary of December 6, 1989 Read more

Rose Campaign

Take action!

Take action to end violence against women and girls! Tweet your MP an action message on violence against women from Read more

Rose Campaign

Time for Real Change on Violence Against Women and Girls

YWCA Canada welcomes opportunity to work with the federal government on a National Action Plan and with the tech sector on digital safety Read more

National Office

460,000 and counting

New on the Y Blog: Ann Decter, YWCA Canada's Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, on consent culture and the importance of Ontario's new sex ed curriculum. Read more

Media Centre

September 29 is National Action Day to End Homelessness for Women and Girls

Women and girls make up half of Canada’s homeless, says Homes for Women Campaign Read more

Media Centre

Budget Fails to Balance Women’s Lives

Federal Budget doesn’t support the lives of the majority of women today, says YWCA Canada. Read more

Media Centre

YWCA Canada welcomes Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report

YWCA Canada welcomes the release of the Summary Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Read more

Media Centre

Uphold Women’s Charter Rights! Safety for Women in Prostitution & Sex Work

YWCA Canada recognizes the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Read more

Young Women



Rose Campaign

From Coast to Coast Iconic Venues Light the Night Against Violence

Signal Hill, Olympic Stadium, CN Tower, BC Place mark 25th anniversary of December 6, 1989 Read more

Week Without Violence

Week Without Violence 2014

YWCA Canada invites Canadians to join an international campaign to end gender based violence Read more

Follow YWCA Canada on Twitter

Click here to visit our Twitter feed and follow us! Read more


Saying Yes

Saying Yes documents changes adopted by violence against women shelters and transition houses to provide wider access for abused women facing mental health and addiction challenges and reduce their risk of homelessness. Read more

Young Women


Keeping girls and young women safe is very important to us at the YWCA. We created this guide to help you know your rights and responsibilities. Click to go to Read more


YWCA Safety Siren Smartphone App

Check out the YWCA Safety Siren app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry! Read more

World YWCA

News from the World YWCA

The YWCA movement empowers women and girls to change lives and change communities in over 120 countries. Read more

Become a Fan of YWCA Canada on Facebook

Click here to visit YWCA Canada's Facebook page and become a fan! Read more

World YWCA

28th World YWCA Council

Bold and Transformative Leadership - Towards 2035 Read more

Media Centre

Women ask Federal Leaders “Are you Up for Debate?”

Organizations across Canada ask federal party leaders to commit to a debate on women in the upcoming election. Read more

Young Women

Developing girl-powered solutions to gender inequality in Canada

YWCA Canada partners with Plan Canada and YMCA Canada for the Strong Girls, Strong World project. Read more

National Office

YWCA Canada Annual Membership Meeting

Information for Annual Membership Meeting delegates. Read more

Media Centre

YWCA Canada and MediaSmarts launch a new young woman-centred resource for adults

MediaSmarts and YWCA Canada’s Project Shift: Creating a Safer Digital World for Young Women launch A Guide for Trusted Adults, a digital literacy resource to help adults support girls and young women experiencing cyberviolence. Read more

Media Centre

Rick Mercer Supports YWCA Canada

Comedian Teams Up with National Association for Public Service Announcement Read more

Media Centre

YWCA Canada Congratulates Paulette Senior

After over 10 years as Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Canada and over twenty years in the YWCA movement nationally and locally, Paulette Senior has decided to transition to a new role. Read more

National Office

YWCA Canada Alumnae

Are you a former board member or volunteer and would like to be more involved with YWCA? Join our Alumnae Group and connect with friends or former colleagues. Read more

Media Centre

Reducing Gun Control is Not in the Interest of Women & Children Facing Violence

YWCA Canada regrets the Supreme Court decision on Québec’s Gun Registry Read more

National Office

#NOTokay and Grassroots Advertising

YWCA Canada would like to thank Grassroots Advertising for their support with our #NOTOKAY campaign. Click to learn more about Wildpostings. Read more

National Office

YWCA Canada 2013 Annual Report

See how we've been Sowing the Seeds of Change at YWCA Canada. Read more

Media Centre

YWCA Canada launches Legal Information Resource for Violence Services focuses on Access to Justice for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Women Read more

Documents & Resources

New Resource! Salir Adelante

Salir Adelante is a new guidebook grounded in anti-oppression, cultural safety and trauma-informed practices for service providers working with Latinx women fleeing violence. Read more

International Cooperation

Building women’s strength

Check out our International Cooperation Map and view projects with sister YWCAs around the world. Read more


YWCA Canada Commitment to Reconciliation

YWCA Canada commits to taking up a role in the work of redress and reconciliation. Read more

Media Centre

YWCA in the media

Check out our videos from YWCA World Council 2011, recent press releases and more. Read more

Young Women

Power of Being a Girl

YWCA Canada is committed to having young women at the centre of its programming, governance and leadership development. Read more


Homes for Women

Homes for Women is a campaign to prevent, reduce, and ultimately end the homelessness of women and girls in Canada. Ask your MP to Take the Pledge to End Women's Homelessness in Canada today. Read more

Online Mall

Wear Your YW!

Visit our Online Mall for YWCA merchandise and help to support women & girls in Canada. Read more