About Us

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton provides safe shelter, resources and support to help women safely escape gender-based violence, 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, we are part of a global movement dedicated to ending gender-based violence in all its forms.

We are committed to engaging with all women and children in a manner experienced as allyship. We see women and their children at their most vulnerable moments; thus, we are in position to offer an experience of trust, respect, and genuine care that has the potential to provide a key step towards healing. We take this responsibility seriously.

Our work is rooted in principles of intersectional feminism and anti-oppression/anti-racism, is trauma and violence-informed, person-centered and focused on harm reduction. Our intention is to be as low-barrier as possible and responsive to women and their families in whatever ways they need us to be. We aim to lift each other, and other women, up.

Our hope, grounded in our shared passion and intentional approaches, makes for a powerful force against gender-based violence.

Our Vision

To see all women and children thriving

Our Mission

To support the right of all women and their families to live free from violence, poverty and oppression as they build their desired futures

Our 2021-2022 Strategy Map