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YWCA Canada at 2020 Gender Equality Week

YWCA Canada will be hosting and participating in several events throughout Gender Equality Week. Read on to check out the full calendar.
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COVID-19: Reimagining an Online World

Our Research Coordinator, Rebecca Pacheco, reflects on the role of technology and digital literacy for YWCA Member Associations and women across the country in living through a global pandemic.
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YWCA Canada welcomes TELUS Friendly Future Foundation Donation of $100, 000 for COVID-19 Response

YWCA Canada is grateful for the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation’s donation of $100, 000 to support our COVID-19 response across Canada. Through their support, YWCAs across the country will be able to continue to provide essential services such as child care, housing and shelter services.
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Canada’s first Feminist Economic Recovery 8-Point Plan provides roadmap to address Depression-era economic lows – new report by GATE and YWCA Canada

Released today, the ‘A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the Economy Work for Everyone’ report co-authored by the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and YWCA Canada offers an 8-point Plan to tackle systemic barriers and improve economic security for women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people.
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Synergy: Workforce Development for Vulnerable Women to Succeed

YWCA Canada is pleased to announce the awarded funding by Future Skills Centre to undertake the Project Synergy: Workforce Development for Vulnerable Women to Succeed. This is part of a three-year national participatory research and knowledge mobilization project addressing the unique challenges of labour market access for vulnerable women in Canada. Synergy will pilot, evaluate, and share three promising workforce development practices aimed at building social resilience among vulnerable women.
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YWCA Canada’s public apology regarding list of Black-led organizations

Two days ago, YWCA Canada posted a list of Black-led organizations that support Black-identified communities. YWCA Canada did not properly cite authorship of this list; the list was created and vetted by Black womxn in a private Facebook group, without respectful acknowledgement and citation of their expertise, time, scholarship and labour. It was a private conversation that was made public without consent of the authors. YWCA Canada is deeply sorry about the harm caused by this act.
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