Tag: women

08 Apr

How to tackle Steve Paikin’s gender troubles

Advocacy by YWCA Toronto

Guest blog by Nancy Coldham, YWCA Toronto 2014 Woman of Distinction A recent blog post by Steve Paikin, host of TVO debate program The Agenda, woke me up to the unbelievable reality that someone who hosts a publicly-funded program could struggle to find women experts to appear on his show. My career in public affairs […]

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. […]

02 Dec

Twelve names, twelve stories

by Attiya Khan, Registrar, YWCA Toronto’s December 6th Fund In late November every year, I email Constable Wendy Drummond at Toronto Police Service to ask for the names of women who have been murdered in Toronto. As the registrar for YWCA Toronto’s December 6th Fund, which provides interest-free loans to help women flee abuse, every […]

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), […]

01 Nov

“But you’re a guy”: Why feminism is for everyone

Advocacy by YWCA Toronto

By Jamie Irvine, YWCA Toronto Advocacy and Communications team member When I tell people that I’m currently completing a student internship at YWCA Toronto, a feminist women’s organization, one of the most common responses I hear is “How can you work there? You’re a guy!” This is often followed by the argument that men can’t […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 Apr

Brighter Futures from MBA women to YWCA Toronto

Guest blog from Ryerson MBA Women in Leadership Association In February, Ryerson’s MBA Women in Leadership Association (WiLA) held an inaugural Brighter Futures fundraiser for the benefit of YWCA Toronto. The event exceeded its fundraising goal by $4,000, and our Women in Leadership Association ultimately raised over $14,000 for the YWCA Toronto in one evening! […]