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KawarthaNow | Proceeds from annual fundraising gala will support local women and children fleeing violence. The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has donated $10,380 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. The funds were raised through the networking organization’s annual holiday gala held in December at The Mount Community Centre. (Read more…)
KawarthaNow | Former executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton was a founder of the first women’s shelter in Canada in 1973. Lynn Zimmer, a founder of Canada’s first crisis shelter for women fleeing domestic violence and the former long-time executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, has been appointed to the Order of Canada. She was…read more
Global News | Kim Dolan, a longtime social advocate in Peterborough, Ont., is changing roles and returning to her roots as the new executive director of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Dolan spent the past 13 years as executive director of PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network), advocating for local responses to HIV and hepatitis C including…read more
Executive Director of the YWCA, Lynn Zimmer, sits down with Mike and Miles to talk about her upcoming retirement, the start of the YWCA and where things are headed.
Written by Paula Ethans | The Tyee | Honouring the women who fought to deal with an issue society wanted to keep in the shadows. “These were not powerful or prominent women, but they changed everything.” — Margo Goodhand In the 1960s and ’70s, domestic violence was an issue with no name. Countless women endured…read more
Lynn Zimmer did it with a note on message board, a lot of hard work, and a sense of hope in humans and their capabilities by Glen Herbert “I’m very practical,” says Lynn Zimmer. “I’d reached the point where I just felt very tired of having to be angry about everything all the time. I…read more
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Homeward Bound Peterborough, an innovative wrap-around program that provides vulnerable single mothers with opportunities to gain education, secure employment and build a better future, first captured the imagination of Trinity United Church Congregation in 2016. As the program turned from a dream into a reality, the congregation’s original plan to provide funding for the furnishings…read more
A message of thanks from YWCA Board President, Neera Jeyabalan “Every now and then, we have the good fortune to cross paths with someone who changes us for the better, forever. Lynn Zimmer is one of those people and getting to know her has changed who I am in a profound way, in a way…read more