START – Support Team for Abuse Response Today

START is a walk-in service hub, available every Monday at the YWCA (216 Simcoe Street, Peterborough), for women who have questions about the safety of their relationship or who would like to find ways to move forward. START helps women quickly gather reliable information from as many as 12 local agencies at one central location….read more

How do you change the world?

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

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

YWCA – Helping women safely create change

My Haliburton | When a woman finds the courage to listen to her heart – that voice inside that knows what she’s living with is not okay – the YWCA is here. Here to answer her call in the middle of the night, to help her navigate the complicated systems that lie ahead, to meet…read more

Olivia James, Member-at-Large

I am a retired teacher who taught mathematics at Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute for over 30 years. I was involved with student council, peer tutoring and some coaching as well. I was also on the local negotiating team for the Teachers’ Union. After retiring, I volunteered as a math tutor for the School for…read more

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes returns May 24 in Peterborough

The Peterborough Examiner | This year’s 11th annual YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march returns May 24 with a new sponsor but the same focus of raising money for YWCA Crossroads Shelter to support local women and children fleeing abuse. “It’s an honour to support the life-changing work the of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton,”…read more

YWCA Seeks Board Directors

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking dynamic women to join the organization’s Board of Directors. “We need women who will take a strong role in planning a sustainable future for the YWCA’s life-saving programs. We need women who want to get involved and try new things, and who have about ten to twelve hours a month…read more