“Even if everybody around you doubts your strength, you owe it to yourself to keep fighting.
You deserve to live a happy life.” – YWCA Client

“You are worthy of love and respect. Abuse is insidious and robs us of our dignity.
You can become whole and strong, and the YWCA can help.” – YWCA Client

“What helped most was telling my family doctor, who immediately put me on the phone with the YWCA. I went to the START program and found the resources, the understanding and the help that I needed.” – YWCA Client

“Leaving is so hard but you will create new strength for yourself that you didn’t even think was there.
Taking back your life is worth it.” – YWCA Client

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Upcoming Events

YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

May 25, 2018

Starts: 11:00 AM

Join us on Friday, May 25, 2018 for the 10th Annual YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to help provide Safe Nights at YWCA Crossroads Shelter for women and children fleeing abuse. Check in begins at 11 am at Confederation Park (499 George St N, Peterborough). Visit walkamilepeterborough.com for complete event details and to register as…read more

The Country Legends Tribute Tour

September 6, 2018

Starts: 7:30 PM

Connect Marketing presents “The Country Legends Tribute Tour” at Showplace Performance Centre on Thursday, September 6, 2018, with proceeds supporting YWCA Crossroads Shelter. The show features the music of the biggest names on the Country scene including Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Zac Brown Band and includes well known musicians hand-picked by the impersonators. Each singer…read more

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

We truly appreciate your continued commitment to women and children in our community and hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the latest YWCA initiatives (including what’s new at Crossroads Shelter!) and how women describe the positive effect your support has had in their lives in our Fall 2017 Newsletter. Lives are saved and forever changed…read more

2017 Impact Report

We think it’s incredibly special when someone who used our services lets us know how it all turned out. Because while we work with thousands of women and children each year, that work typically remains quiet and confidential. Often, even our front-line staff don’t know how life changed for the women they’ve supported. This year, our…read more

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Encouraging women to enter politics focus of ‘Cultivating Change’

April 27, 2018 – KawarthaNow – by Paul Rellinger Besides representing Peterborough politically, what distinction do current MP Maryam Monsef and former MPP Jenny Carter share? If you answered they are the only two women to ever represent the city at the provincial or federal level, step to the front of the line. (Editor’s note:…read more

April 26th event encourages Peterborough women to get involved in politics

April 12, 2018 – Kawartha Now A group of local women is encouraging other women in Peterborough to get involved in politics by hosting “Cultivating Change – Engaging Women in Political Action” on Thursday, April 26th. The event, which takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Ashburnham Reception Centre (840 Armour Road, Peterborough), includes…read more

What motivates women to take on political roles?

April 16, 2018 – The Morning Show on Chex A Peterborough committee of professional women with interest or involvement in municipal politics has created an event geared to engaging other women in various political roles. “Cultivating Change: Engaging Women in Political Action” features panel discussion with a council candidate, a Township Mayor and a campaign staffer….read more

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