Month: October 2020

RBC Foundation donates to Peterborough YWCA programs

Peterborough Examiner | The RBC Foundation has donated $10,000 to the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Crossroads Shelter and Nourish Food programs. Nourish works with local agencies to get nutritious food to those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. This includes home deliveries of food boxes to more than 225 families a week. Other people in the…read more

Food Truck Wars ‘fought’ in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner | Several food truck operators put their best recipes to the test Saturday for the Food Truck Wars at Farmcrest Marketplace. Customers could sample the food available and vote for their favourites, with a portion of proceeds going to YWCA programs for women and children, including safe nights at Crossroads Shelter, 24 hour…read more

What’s Next? Fund Update

Our What’s Next? Fund supports innovative programs that address the tough journey of rebuilding a life after the initial crisis of escaping domestic violence has passed. As a result of compassionate donor support, this fund is making it possible to overcome many of the challenges presented by COVID-19. We have started the process of creating…read more

COVID impacts food security in Peterborough

Global News | In the shadow of World Food Day, October 16, Global News speaks with Joelle Favreau, Manager of the Nourish Program at the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Food affordability, local food source support and navigating food system gaps through COVID will be part of our chat, but will also be scrutinized as part of…read more

Our most urgent need

As a community, we’ve all been doing our very best to help flatten the curve by staying home to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Yet for women and children trapped with abusive men, staying home has never been more dangerous. The COVID-19 crisis has created a toxic combination of increased stress, isolation and job…read more