Tag: YWCA Toronto

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 […]

26 Mar

YWCA Toronto Elm Centre helps tenant say “F-You” to violence and grief

Health, Violence Against Women by YWCA Toronto

YWCA Toronto Elm Centre tenant Tara Muldoon talks to MTV Canada about her non-profit organization YWCA Toronto Elm Centre tenant Tara Muldoon is giving a big F-You to the world. That is, she’s sharing her non-profit organization, F-You: The Forgiveness Project, with the world. The F-You Project is a monthly speaker series that asks one […]

12 Mar

My Life, My Say: RBC Sustainable Livelihoods Program

When women have the tools for financial independence, they empower themselves and their communities. That’s why RBC is investing $50,000 in Sustainable Livelihoods, a pilot project with YWCA Toronto to support job readiness and financial literacy for young women in Etobicoke and Rexdale. The program will train 45 low-income women aged 16 to 25 in […]

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), […]

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 […]

08 Mar

International Women’s Day: We are not giving up!

Uncategorized by YWCA Toronto

Today is International Women’s Day! We have a lot to celebrate. Women have made tremendous gains since IWD was first celebrated in 1911. We can vote – although we still have ridiculously low numbers of women elected to our political institutions. Rape, even inside a marriage, is illegal – although in Canada, 50% of girls […]