“Seven years ago I started my new life as a single parent. The YWCA was a lifesaver for the ‘what do I do now?’ period, when I couldn’t even wrap my head around a new life.”

At the YWCA, I found the resources and the help that I needed to move forward with my life. You can too.”

“Change 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!”

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YWCA Virtual Challenge – Coming Soon

April 27 - May 31, 2021

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton invites you to Spring into Action with the YWCA Virtual Challenge and support women’s safety. Women have been disproportionately carrying the burden of the pandemic, from economic stress to increased violence. Let’s come together to help. Choose an Activity Honour someone you love, host a virtual Mother’s Day event, or create something entirely new…read more

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Publications

Violence against women has intensified during the pandemic

Since the lock-downs began, women in Peterborough and Haliburton County have reported abuse that is far more serious and complex. A national survey conducted by Ending Violence Association of Canada & London, Ontario-based Anova found that abusers’ tactics are becoming more violent & frequently deadly. *The following letter was written and shared by a woman…read more

A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the economy work for everyone

The COVID-19 pandemic has eroded hard-fought gains to gender equity. From massive layoffs to increased unpaid work to the rise of domestic violence, women have been disproportionately impacted by the health and economic crisis of COVID-19. Watch the full discussion (44 minute video) with RBC’s Dawn Desjardin, YWCA Canada’s Anjum Sultana and YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s…read more

Spring 2021 Newsletter

From inclusive violence prevention programs for youth, to online tools that are helping women stay connected in new ways, you’ll find it in our Spring Newsletter. View as pdf

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News

Empty Bowls brings in 28.5K for Nourish

Peterborough Examiner | This year’s YWCA Empty Bowls campaign raised $28,505 for the YWCA Nourish Food Programs, held earlier this month. The 17th annual event saw participants choosing a bowl at the Kawartha Potters Guild, with COVID-19 measures in place, in return for their donations. They also received coupon cards with discounts from 19 local…read more

Bursaries available through YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

The Haliburton County Echo | By Mike Baker YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is offering women who have experienced gender-based violence the opportunity to pursue a new career. Applications for the 2021 Hazel Education Bursary have been opened, with Kim Dolan, executive director of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, noting there are two bursaries – one for $2,500…read more

YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser begins

Peterborough Examiner | In partnership with the Kawartha Potters Guild and event sponsors Kawartha Cardiology Clinic, Cornerstone Family Dentistry, Pure Country 105 and Move 99.7 and Cambium, the YWCA is offering pre-booked, half-hour time slots continuing on Saturday and Sunday at the Kawartha Potters Guild’s pottery shop at 993 Talwood Dr. in the west end…read more

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