We build leaders

Since our inception, YWCA has been a movement driven by young women’s energy, skills, resources, intelligence and passion. We are an organization that engages young women at both the programming and leadership levels.

Our girls’ programs serve over 25,000 across the country each year and each individual YWCA Member Association board is committed to being comprised of at least 25% young women aged 30 or younger when appointed.

At YWCA Canada we enhance young women’s leadership by providing a platform to stretch beyond comfort levels, practice leadership skills and to raise their voices on the issues they identify as important.

 

Projects and Programs

At YWCA Canada we enhance young women’s leadership by providing a platform to stretch beyond comfort levels, practice leadership skills and to raise their voices on the issues they identify as important.

 

  • Think Big. Look Back. Start Small

    Think Big. Look Back. Start Small

    YWCA’s Think Big. Look Back. Start Small. is a great way for young women to celebrate historic milestones achieved by Canadian women through coordinated events and activities.

    YWCA’s celebrations will reflect a full picture of Canadian history, giving young women tools and experiences that inform their ability to lead and think critically as they plan celebrations that honour women who were community leaders, trailblazers, door openers, artists, and activists.

    Through this project, young women will explore the arts, culture, history, and heritage that is alive in their communities. They will be guided in their exploration of the history of Canadian feminist movement and its legacy through excursions to local arts, culture, history and heritage sites, and organizations. Key experts, historians, arts educators, artists, activists, and concerned community stakeholders will share their knowledge and experience through the delivery of workshops, information sessions, and more.

    Stay tuned for more updates!

    This project has been funded by the Government of Canada.

  • Young Women's National Leadership Program

    Think Big Lead Now. Young Women’s National Leadership Program
    A national leadership program for young women between 18-25 years that includes a 3 day conference in Orillia ON.

  • Power of Being a Girl & Power of Being You Conference

    Power of being a Girl is YWCA’s signature violence-prevention conference for girl’s ages 12-17.

  • GirlSpace

    An affordable extra-curricular community program for girls and young women between the ages of 9-18

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