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“You are worthy of love and respect. You can become whole and strong, and the YWCA can help.”

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YWCA Empty Bowls

February 28, 2020

Starts: 12:00 PM Ends: 1:30 PM

Enjoy great local food for a great local cause! Visit our new website Pick a beautifully handcrafted bowl, choose mouth-watering food from local restaurants and support local families struggling to put healthy food on the table. YWCA Empty Bowls is a lunch fundraiser to increase awareness about hunger and food insecurity in our community. We’re…read more

International Women’s Day Feast, supporting YWCA

March 8, 2020

Starts: 6:00 PM

Tickets on sale now for International Women’s Day Feast! Amazing women from our culinary and hospitality industry, Black Honey Desserts & Coffee House, BE Catering, and Two Dishes Cookshop, in association with YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, have come together to bring you this five course paired feast! Menu designed by Lisa Dixon, Bonnie Kubica and Susan…read more

Charlotte’s Free Tax Clinic

March 17, 2020

Starts: 12:00 PM Ends: 4:30 PM

Do you need help with your tax return? If your annual income was below $35,000 (one person family) / $45,000 (two-person family) and you could use some help, please make an appointment by contacting Denise at the front desk of the YWCA: 705-743-3526 or dcole@ywcapeterborough.org. This free tax clinic is powered by the Happy Wanderers,…read more

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Fall 2019 Newsletter

Our community’s collective compassion has led to brighter futures for single mothers, spaces where girls can confidently hone their leadership skills, opportunities for families and neighbours to connect over food, and safer transitions for women and children fleeing abuse. Our hearts are full, sharing the many ways YOU’VE helped make life better over the past…read more

2019 Impact Report

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Food insecurity: Empty Bowls fundraiser to raise awareness on poverty

Global News Morning | Executive Director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, Kim Dolan, was on Global News Morning to discuss the role of the YWCA in the community and to talk about the importance of food security. An upcoming fundraiser aims to raise awareness around poverty and to support local food services. Global Peterborough’s Caley Bedore…read more

Tickets on sale for YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser on February 28 at The Venue in Peterborough

Kawartha Now | Guests can select a bowl made by local artisans and enjoy food from local restaurants, with proceeds supporting Nourish food programs. On Wednesday morning (February 5) at Cornerstone Family Dentistry at 681 Reid Street in Peterborough, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton announced tickets are on sale for the organization’s 16th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser,…read more

Throwing and turning for Empty Bowls event in Peterborough

For the last few months, members of the Kawartha Potters Guild have been busy creating one-of-a-kind bowls to donate to the popular YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser for YWCA programs to feed the hungry, taking place on Feb. 28 from noon to 1:30 pm at The Venue, 286 George St. N. “Guests will be able to…read more

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