Who we are

YWCA Canada is a leading voice for women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people.

For 150 years, we’ve been at the forefront of a movement: to fight gender-based violence, build affordable housing and advocate for workplace equity.

We work to advance gender equity by responding to urgent needs in communities, through national advocacy and grassroots initiatives.

Local YWCAs invest over $258 million annually to support over 330,000 individuals across the nation.

Today, we engage young leaders, diverse communities, and corporate partners to achieve our vision of a safe and equitable Canada for all.

YWCA Annual Reports

YWCA Canada’s annual report offers highlights of projects and initiatives that represent our successes of the year.



Our vision and mission

Strategic directions

We are on a path to build a country that works for all women and girls. Click here to view our strategic directions.

World YWCA

YWCA Canada is a member association of the World YWCA, a global movement working for women’s empowerment, leadership and rights in more than 120 countries and 20, 000 local communities.