Haliburton couple donates $10K to YWCA

Haliburton Highlander – February 9, 2017 by Lisa Gervais A bathroom stall at the Haliburton School of Art and Design (HSAD) has contributed to a local woman and her husband donating $10,000 in matching funds to the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Susan Hay explains that when she was doing a course at the college, she noticed…read more

AON Inc. provides 100 Safe Night’s Sleep at YWCA Crossroads Shelter for local women and children fleeing abuse

A generous donation from AON Inc. has provided 100 Safe Night’s Sleep: emergency shelter, meals, counselling and personal care supplies for women and children at Crossroads Shelter. Photo: (sitting) Renee Nixon, Jen Cureton and Sarah Joore, (standing) Andra Hughes, Jennie Ireland and Katie Zatorski “AON is proud to be a sponsor for the YWCA’s Safe Night’s…read more

YWCA Seeks Manager of Human Resources

PERMANENT – 4 DAYS PER WEEK To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter, clearly articulating how you meet the requirements as set out above. Please apply by email only, with “Manager of Human Resources application” in the subject line, to Lynn Zimmer, Executive Director, at: No phone calls…read more

YWCA Crossroads Shelter Receives $15,000 Grant From Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

PTBO Canada – January 9, 2017 On Saturday, January 7th during the Peterborough Pete’s game—dedicated to mental health awareness—Bell Let’s Talk presented YWCA Peterborough Haliburton with a $15,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund. The grant will support the “Saying Yes: Better Serving Abused Women with Mental Health Issues” program at YWCA Crossroads…read more

YWCA Fighting Haliburton Shelter Closure

Highlander News – December 21, 2016 – by Lisa Gervais A delegation from YWCA Peterborough Haliburton was snowed out from making a presentation to Minden Hills council last week, but their report said it all. Director of philanthropy and communications, Jennifer Cureton, writes that the only shelter for women and their families in the county was…read more

Freeze mob launches Wrapped In Courage campaign in Peterborough

Peterborough This Week – October 18, 2016 – by Lance Anderson The YWCA and United Way launched their Wrapped In Courage campaign with a flash freeze mob in the food court at Lansdowne Place Mall on Tuesday morning (Oct 17). The Peterborough-based organizations are joining with women’s shelters from across Ontario to participate in the…read more