Category: Events

27 Apr

We’ve come a long way baby? Why we still need the Women of Distinction Awards

On May 16th, YWCA Toronto will host the 32nd Annual Women of Distinction Awards.  The Awards are about recognizing women’s achievements, highlighting our challenges and struggles and inspiring others to take action.  But hey, as the iconic cigarette ad slogan later used jeeringly by feminists says, haven’t we come a long way? After all this […]

23 Apr

Looking Back at the First Women of Distinction Awards

A look back at YWCA Toronto’s first Women of Distinction Awards in 1981 Now in it’s 32nd year, the Women of Distinction Awards is a gala event that celebrates the achievements of Toronto women, raises critical funds to support YWCA programs, and brings people together to network and be inspired. I can’t help but wonder […]

27 Oct

The Power of Food to Build a Community

Events by YWCA Toronto

Every year the United Way supports a network of 200 membership agencies providing vital social services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout Toronto.  As a Member Agency the YWCA Toronto both appreciates and celebrates how much the United Way gives to our organization, so to give back we launch a United Way staff campaign […]

27 Jul

And for her I am a Warrior

Events, Girls, Health by YWCA Toronto

On July 26, participants from YWCA Toronto’s Breakthrough program performed Wearable Truths, showing a rapt audience how expressive arts can create healing.  Over 12 weeks, performers, with the help of facilitators and friends, created costumes reflective of their experience with violence and oppression.  Using dance, poetry and spoken word performers shed their costumes and symbolically shed […]

19 May

How to be a Woman of Distinction: Eight Steps

Events, Women of Distinction by YWCA Toronto

When you were little what did you dream of?  Judging by the dreams of this year’s Women of Distinction, what you dream is certainly not where you might end up…but along the way you still have the powerful capacity to make a difference.  How? Without further delay, here is what I learned last night about […]