Tag: Toronto women

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 […]

16 Oct

Honouring stolen sisters through craft and community

Events, Violence Against Women by YWCA Toronto

A dozen women gathered in a community room at YWCA Toronto Winona’s Place for a group crafting session. Despite the upbeat soundtrack and abundance of colourful materials strewn on the table, the mood was sombre and reflective. The warm scent of sage filled the room. It was Sisters in Spirit day on October 4th, a […]

15 Nov

What makes you give?

Philanthropy by YWCA Toronto

        National Philanthropy Day is November 15th.  We thank all our donors and supporters! How do you decide to give? Deepa Jain began her YWCA Toronto experience with a summer job at our Bergamot Avenue Apartments.  After that she decided she wanted to give back.  Read how she used her experiences to […]

11 Apr

This is the YWCA?!

I’m new. As a new staff person in Communications and Advocacy, I get to go on “The Tour” with CEO Heather McGregor. I’ve worked in Communications in Toronto for a long time because I like to tell stories. So, the prospect of an entire day with the leader of a woman-centred organization is really exciting […]