“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

What's New

Upcoming Events

Spark Your Heart Celebration of Women

March 30, 2017

Starts: 6:00 PM Ends: 8:00 PM

You’re invited to an evening of celebrating women, past, present and future. Spark Your Heart is a YWCA Youth led event that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Open to all ages. Light refreshments will be provided.

Benefit Concert presented by Shout Sister Choir Haliburton

March 30, 2017

Starts: 7:00 PM

Join us at the Minden United Church for a fun-filled concert presented by Shout Sister Choir Haliburton. All proceeds to support Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS).

Haliburton County Matching Gift Campaign

March 31, 2017

As a result of generous support from local couple Susan and Keith Hay, as well as three anonymous donors, $19,000 in matching gifts is now available until March 31st, 2017. Over $17,000 has been raised so far in support of YWCA services in Haliburton County! Thank you to everyone who has contributed by donating or…read more

See all events


Check out our Winter/Spring 2017 Newsletter

In this edition of our newsletter, you’ll hear from our Long Term Education Award recipient and learn all about our BoySpace pilot program. Be sure not to miss our upcoming events (like Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!) and great snapshots of hard-working community members who share our commitment to improving local lives.  

Read our Fall 2016 Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter is all about gratitude – and we’re giving thanks for 125 years of support and partnerships that have helped women and children thrive! Learn about how it all began, where we’re headed next and how local supporters are helping to double the difference a monthly donation to the YWCA can make. You’ll also…read more

Annual Impact Report

Your support over the past year has helped local women and children achieve some truly incredible things. In fact, many are building lives they once only dreamed of because you helped put an end to their nightmare. Read all about the meaningful ways your support has helped make a difference for local women and children…read more

See all Publications


YWCA donations surpass $35,000

The Minden Times – March 21, 2017 – by Jenn Watt The YWCA’s matching donations program has been embraced so whole-heartedly that by the end of March, the organization will likely be unable to find matching funds for new donations. But that doesn’t mean there’s not more to do. “We were at $17,877 [donated] earlier…read more

If you think women are not trafficked in Peterborough, think again

Peterborough This Week – March 17, 2017 – by Todd Vandonk Girls as young as 15 are being sold for sex in Peterborough. “Around-the-clock activity at hotels and motels would indicate that it is a big issue,” explains Peterborough police chief Murray Rodd. “It is organized; it is sophisticated and it extremely concerning.” Since February,…read more

Evening raises more than $7,800 for shelter

The Haliburton County Echo – March 14, 2017 – by Chad Ingram There was a sense of deja vu for the women involved in a March 8 fundraiser that brought in some $7,845 for the local women’s shelter. “Here we are again,” said Heather Ross to the crowd in the great hall at Haliburton’s Fleming…read more

See all News
Join our Mailing List

To recieve YWCA Newsletters and updates