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YWCA Canada’s Anjum Sultana represents Canada in advance of G7 Summit in France

Anjum Sultana, YWCA Canada’s Manager of Public Policy & Strategic Communications was chosen by Young Diplomats of Canada to represent Canada at the 2019 G7 Youth (Y7) Summit in Paris, France from June 10-14. Anjum was one of four Canadian delegates tasked with representing the voices of Canadian youth at the highest levels of global diplomacy. Internationally, Anjum is the first YWCA affiliated person to represent their nation in Y7 processes and is embodying World YWCA’s mission of ‘transform[ing] power structures to create justice, gender equality and a world without violence and war’.
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The Power of Storytelling to Educate, Mobilize and Organize! Reflections from Rosalind Gunn on CanStudyUS Study Tour to Washington DC

Rosalind Gunn, Director of Marketing & Communications at YWCA Cambridge, was selected by YWCA Canada to go to the 2019 Ryerson University CanStudyUS Tour to Washington DC. In her blog post, she reflects on the power of storytelling and more to educate, mobilize and organize.
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Brenda Okorogba named one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants! 

Brenda Okorogba, Member of Leadership Summit Animation Team (LSAT) of YWCA Canada’s Think Big! Lead Now! Young Women’s National Leadership Program, receives prestigious honour!
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YWCA Canada partners with Uber Canada and NO MORE to prevent gender-based violence across the country!

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YWCA Canada is pleased to announce that Maya Roy, Chief Executive Officer, has been named a Recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® for 2019.

Maya Roy is currently the Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Canada, the largest and oldest women's organization in the country. Her work has taken her to the UK where she worked with NGOs to support human rights and violence prevention. Her essays have been published in Going Beyond the Journey (2013) by Insomniac Press, and she is the winner of the Toronto Foundation's Vital People award in 2014. Maya was a member of the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada's G7 Presidency. Recently. she was selected as one of the World Economic Forum's 2019 Young Global Leaders.
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Women Deliver: Power. Progress. Change.

YWCA Canada took part in Women Deliver: the largest global conference on gender equality.
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