About Us

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is here to support every woman’s right to live free from violence, free from poverty, free from oppression, through our continuum of free, confidential, woman-centred services.

It is our vision to see women and children thriving!

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For 128 years, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton has been a leader for local women, providing emergency shelter, crisis support, transitional housing, education and practical supports such as community-based food programs.

We help women equip themselves with the tools they need to successfully rebuild their lives and work to prevent violence by educating youth and by advocating for change, both locally and as a member of YWCA Canada, the oldest and largest women’s social service organization in the nation.

Our Partners

When we see a gap in a service that’s needed, we ask ourselves, “Is there already someone doing this work?” If the answer is yes, we refer women and children there. And if it’s no, we get to work, building partnerships with other agencies in order to make sure women and children get the services they need.

Here at the YWCA, we’re constantly working to leverage the expertise of existing local agencies so we can fill gaps in services without duplicating work. We have a long track record of working collaboratively and offering leadership as we seek new opportunities to create partnerships that will benefit the community.

For examples of our current collaborations, please visit  START or Nourish.

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Our Strategic Directions

  1. Life-changing programs and services for women and their families
  2. New possibilities through meaningful partnerships
  3. A strong and courageous organization
  4. Powerful stories to connect community

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan