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YWCA Seeks Board Directors and other volunteers: dynamic women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and children

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking volunteers to join the organization’s Board of Directors and board committees. “We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about women’s issues and have the desire to be involved with an organization that provides life-saving programs, tools and resources that help women and children thrive. The YWCA plays a vital role in our community and its sustainability depends …

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About Us

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton provides safe shelter, resources and support to help women safely escape violent situations, build upon their existing strength, and move forward in their lives. With the help of our community, we’re interrupting the cycle of gender-based violence and creating a safer, more equitable future for all. As a member of YWCA Canada, …

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Our History

The journey toward ending gender-based violence is daunting at times and the road is long, but our sisterhood and our allies have a vision and a fierce, unwavering determination. We have been here for more than 130 years and we are ready to be here for as long as it takes to see this vision …

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The Importance of Safe Nights

“To have a place to go at 3 in the morning where it’s safe, and there’s food, and running water, and a bed for my kids – and nobody to yell at them… We need that. We really do.” Carissa, YWCA Client The Importance of Safe Nights When women and their children are able to …

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Volunteer

“Volunteering with the YWCA has given me the opportunity to give back to my community in a meaningful way. I’m contributing my time to an incredible organization and it makes me feel good, too!” Becky, YWCA Volunteer Volunteer COVID-19 Update: YWCA volunteer opportunities are currently limited due to COVID-19. View our full update here. Just as …

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