Tag: shelter

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 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 […]

03 Jul

Quinoa and Barley and Bulgar…oh my! Community Cooking at YWCA Toronto

Events by YWCA Toronto

By Susannah Ireland Cooking as a group is a great opportunity to learn new techniques in the kitchen while building a sense of community ownership over health and wellness. Women in YWCA Toronto’s shelters were recently invited to attend a healthy cooking workshop to share ideas, ingredients, and a few laughs with their neighbours. When […]

31 Mar

Pyjamas, books and bedtime at ARISE

Cover shot of the book Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus

Recently I visited ARISE, one of the YWCA Toronto’s shelters, to see one of their kids programs in action.  Pyjamatime is a partnership between the Toronto Public Library and the YWCA Toronto.  The moms and kids really look forward to their reading time.   When you’re coming from an unsafe home, time like this is […]