Category: Events

20 Nov

On National Housing Day Commit to a National Housing Strategy

Events by YWCA Toronto

Dorothy said it best, “there is no place like home.”  Home is our refugee, our castle…home sweet home.  But what if you did not know how long you would have a place to stay, perhaps a day, a week or a few months?  What if you were not sure what address to put on your […]

26 Oct

Who Inspires You? Nominate a Woman of Distinction

Events, Women of Distinction by YWCA Toronto

In the 36 years since its inception, the YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards have honoured and celebrated 256 trailblazers. The list is both impressive and inspiring. Reading through it, I see many familiar names. I know them as the mothers of childhood classmates (Bridget Lynch, 2012; M. NourbeSe Philip, 2001); as university peers (Chi […]

22 Oct

Celebrate and Nominate a Woman of Distinction Today

Events, Women of Distinction by YWCA Toronto

It was a great honour to receive the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award at an event earlier this year. That evening, I just thought I was the luckiest woman alive! Women mostly do not stop to recognize our achievements; and we certainly do not applaud ourselves much. Being honoured with this Award, together with six other […]

05 Sep

Going the Distance for Women and Girls with the B&O Yorkville Run

Events, Philanthropy by YWCA Toronto

In 2015, the Bang & Olufsen Yorkville Run raised $115,000 to support YWCA Toronto shelters. YWCA Toronto board member Alice Longhurst reflects on her experience as a multi-year B&O Yorkville Run participant and a long-time supporter of YWCA Toronto.  On September 11, 2016, donors and supporters will be lacing up to run for YWCA Toronto at […]

23 May

34th Annual YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards

Last night, YWCA Toronto hosted our 34th annual Women of Distinction Awards at the historic and elegant Carlu in downtown Toronto. The evening was a resounding success: inspiring women, charming host Anne-Marie Mediwake, a beautiful venue, delicious food, a silent auction, and fantastic live performances by Megan De Lima, graduate of The Honey Jam. None […]

23 Apr

Anonymous donor helps YWCA Toronto launch movie night for shelter residents

A good movie doesn’t just divert our attention, it also builds a sense of community. That’s why an anonymous private donor is helping YWCA Toronto launch a weekly movie night for residents and tenants at YWCA Toronto’s 1st Stop Woodlawn. The event series, which YWCA Toronto has dubbed the Woodlawn Film Festival, launches on April […]

15 Apr

Reaching our finish line with the B&O Yorkville Run

Events, Philanthropy by YWCA Toronto

Every day at YWCA Toronto we run a long-distance race toward an ambitious but attainable finish line: equality, independence and freedom from violence for women and girls. To win this race, we need the help of other runners. That’s where the Bang & Olufsen Yorkville Run – and you – come in. The B&O Yorkville […]

19 Mar

Announcing the 2014 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction

Events, Women of Distinction by YWCA Toronto

On March 6th, in anticipation of International Women’s Day, YWCA Toronto announced the recipients of the 34th YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards at an alumnae reception hosted by TD Bank Group. The seven recipients are bold women whose vision and determination are significantly improving the lives of women and girls at home and abroad. […]

22 Nov

Shoes tell a story

Events by YWCA Toronto

By Lise Schofield, YWCA Toronto Manager of Marketing and Communications YWCA Toronto’s recent Celebration of Philanthropy featured award-winning novelist Katherine Govier’s The Shoe Project, in which moving and humorous spoken stories about shoes were presented to a captivated audience. The Shoe Project, (supported by the Bata Shoe Museum and The Mary A. Tidlund Charitable Foundation), […]

18 Nov

What’s really on your wish list this year?

  Are you weary of the commercialism that dominates the holiday? Would you like to avoid gift-giving fatigue and make a real difference in someone’s life? On Tuesday, December 3, YWCA Toronto is participating in ‘Giving Tuesday’, a new fundraising movement that offers an antidote to the gifting fatigue that comes from too much shopping, […]