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YWCA Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

Ontario Budget 2024: YWCA Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

Addressed to The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, c/o Budget Secretariat YWCA Ontario is a provincial coalition of YWCA Member Associations that serves more than 40,000 people each year across Ontario. We offer a range of programs to meet the needs of women, girls and gender diverse people across the province. Our programming includes …

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Empty Bowls 2024

YWCA Empty Bowls Fundraiser Returns for 20th Year To Help Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity in Peterborough

For the first time in five years, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is bringing back our much-loved local fundraiser, Empty Bowls, for an in-person seated lunch event. Taking place on Friday, February 23 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough, Empty Bowls will raise funds to support the Nourish food program operated by the YWCA, which provides fresh …

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City of Peterborough declares gender-based violence an epidemic after successful delegation

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and the Peterborough Domestic Abuse Network applaud Peterborough City Council’s approved motion to declare all forms of gender-based violence an epidemic in our community. Fulfilling the first recommendation from the Renfrew Inquest, the City of Peterborough has become the 74th municipality in the province of Ontario to declare …

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YWCA Ontario

YWCA Ontario responds to two major investments in women, gender-diverse people, and families

YWCA Ontario, a coalition of 10 YWCAs across the province, is pleased to see two new initiatives that will impact the safety, well-being, and economic success of women and families: Ontario signing on to the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence, and a provincial investment in child care workers. First, the federal government announced …

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Help shine a light in the darkness

Help shine a light in the darkness

This holiday season, you can help shine a light in the darkness for those who need it most. Many women and children will spend their holiday season in an emergency shelter after fleeing gender-based violence and abuse. Your generous support helps these women and their families to start over and build a brighter future. DOUBLE YOUR …

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Strategic Plan 2023-2028

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Launches New Inclusive Vision, Mission Statements as part of 2023-2028 Strategic Plan

The YWCA Peterborough Haliburton has a new pathway to the future, with the launch of our new five-year Strategic Plan for 2023-2028. The plan was ratified by the Board of Directors earlier in the year after a lengthy development and consultation process, including Board and staff committee members, and will be officially launched at the …

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