Month: November 2020

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

November 25 marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, a world-wide event drawing attention and protest against violence against women. This year’s event carries a grim statistic-as the COVID 19 pandemic continues domestic violence numbers across Canada are rising. Kim Dolan, executive director of the YWCA, spoke with Lindsay Biscaia…read more

Wellness is a social justice issue in 2020

The Star | by Laura Elliot, YWCA Board Director We are wasting a crisis. While Toronto has been identified as a COVID hot spot, the reality is that low-income neighbourhoods make up the majority of outbreaks. Toronto publishes data on the concentration of infections in the city, and areas such as Glenfield-Jane Heights tend to represent a…read more

Local company raises the roof in support of community

The Haliburton County Echo | When Cory and Melissa Valentini got their roofing business ramped up for the summer season, they wanted to take their success and turn it into success for the whole community. The owner/operators of Up Right Roofing, the Valentinis knew it had been a tough year for so many, including local…read more

YWCA receives $50K donation

The Haliburton Highlander | Peterborough-based philanthropists, David and Patricia Morton of the Morton Foundation, have made a $50,000 donation to the YWCA Haliburton County. The YWCA made the announcement Nov. 5. In a press release, Patricia Morton said, “we are inspired by the courage of isolated and vulnerable women who are struggling to survive and…read more

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Gain an inside look at a few of the current changes taking place at the YWCA in this edition of our Fall Newsletter. View as pdf Learn about upcoming projects, join us in celebrating recent acts of kindness, and consider building new holiday giving traditions in support of local women and children.