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Maya Roy, CEO of YWCA Canada, appointed to the National Housing Council

On National Housing Day, we are pleased to share that Maya Roy, CEO of YWCA Canada, has been appointed to the National Housing Council. YWCA Canada is committed to advancing gender equity and ending homelessness in Canada.
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Integrating Sustainability Into Investments: The New Normal

Diversifying your portfolio among securities that target social issues has never been as easy as it is today. Learn what gender lens investing is and how you can apply this strategy to your portfolio.
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Jiana Cutting, from YWCA Muskoka, delivering a DigitalSmarts workshop remotely. Credit: Jiana Cutting

How do you teach digital literacy online in a pandemic to people who have basic online experience?

This is the question that YWCA program staff grappled with in March when the country went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We know how important digital literacy is and, this year, as we have moved lives online, it has become even more critical to support people to build these skills.
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Public Safety Canada funds new YWCA Canada initiative Block Hate to address cyberviolence and online hate speech

Through Public Safety Canada’s Community Resilience Fund, YWCA Canada is receiving $759,762 for their Block Hate: Building Resilience against Online Hate Speech initiative. This is a 4-year research and knowledge mobilization project that will work with a variety of sectors to co-create concrete solutions for online hate speech and hate crime in communities across Canada.
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Week Without Violence During a Pandemic

The Week Without Violence, marked worldwide in the third week of October is a global campaign to end violence in our communities. Organizations bring people together to raise awareness and promote change with a goal of eradicating violence against women and girls, including, intimate partner/domestic violence, bullying, racism, elder abuse, trafficking, child marriage, sexual assault, and harassment. YWCA Canada’s theme this year is Take Time. Take Action. Stop Violence Before It Starts.
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YWCA Canada applauds recent funding to support shelters and sexual assault centres

YWCA Canada welcomes the recently announced funding of $50 million for shelters, transitional housing, and sexual assault centres to support the provision of services and supports for survivors of gender-based violence.
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