Who we are
YWCA Canada is the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization. YWCA Canada represents 32 member associations whose programs and services create change for 1 million women, girls, and their families. Annually, YWCAs invest over $230 million to support 330,000 women and girls, in 300 communities across Canada. YWCA Canada strives to strengthen women and girls’ equality, allowing them to see themselves as empowered and engaged.
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Our vision and mission
YWCA Canada’s Vision
Empowered women and girls in a safe and equitable society.
YWCA Canada’s Mission
Advance gender equity for all women through informed advocacy and strong Member Associations
YWCA Canada’s informed advocacy aims to:
End violence against women and girls
Implement national child care
Achieve economic equality
End homelessness for women and girls
A Women’s Perspective:
Women must take leadership in shaping society’s direction in order to achieve equity and equality for all women.
Difference and Diversity:
In order to achieve social and other forms of justice, we must embrace difference and diversity among peoples.
The Whole Person:
Strength, wisdom, and character come from the balanced development of the whole person in body, mind, and spirit.
Healthy communities, free from violence, racism, and other abuses of power, nurture the whole person. Individuals committed to equity advance the growth of such communities.
The world-wide struggle for equity and equality interconnects all women.
We are on a path to build a country that works for all women and girls. Click here to view our strategic directions.