“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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RBM Mother’s Day Head Shave – Supporting YWCA Haliburton

May 9, 2021

Brandon Boutin, AKA Right Brained Mom, is raising funds in support of YWCA Haliburton this Mother’s Day. If Brandon reaches her fundraising goal of $25,000, she will shave her head – WOW! “My oldest daughters (pictured beside me) will be giving me the buzz cut and we’ll take a video to share to my Facebook and…read more

YWCA Virtual Challenge

May 31, 2021

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton invites you to Spring into Action with the YWCA Virtual Challenge and support women’s safety (click here). Women are disproportionately carrying the burden of the pandemic, from economic stress to increased violence. Let’s come together to help. Choose an Activity during the month of May Honour someone you love, host a virtual Mother’s Day event,…read more

Catch the Ace – Supporting YWCA

May 31, 2021

Catch The Ace is a fun and exciting new raffle supporting great charities, like YWCA Peterborough Haliburton! How Does it Work? The raffle starts with 52 numbered envelopes, each containing a card inside with one envelope holding the ACE of SPADES! The goal is to pick the envelope that you think has the ACE of…read more

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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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YWCA Launches 2021 Virtual Challenge Fundraiser for Women

PTBOCANADA | The YWCA is hosting a Virtual Challenge as an online fundraising initiative in support of local YWCA resources for women experiencing gender-based violence. Participants choose an activity to accomplish during the month of May, register online and challenge others to match their efforts. “Women’s lives continue to be threatened by abusive men who…read more

Peterborough support for those living through domestic violence

Global News | Intimate partner violence has not stopped through the pandemic, the biggest piece of advice police and support agencies have? Look out for those in your life… Tricia Mason has the story. Watch now

Growing more green spaces in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner | The Nourish program — a partnership between GreenUP, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, and Peterborough Public Health which cultivates health, builds community, and promotes fairness through programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food — helps to co-ordinate a growing network of thriving resident-led community gardens. These gardens are often in…read more

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