Kawartha Now | Guests can select a bowl made by local artisans and enjoy food from local restaurants, with proceeds supporting Nourish food programs. On Wednesday morning (February 5) at Cornerstone Family Dentistry at 681 Reid Street in Peterborough, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton announced tickets are on sale for the organization’s 16th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser,…read more
For the last few months, members of the Kawartha Potters Guild have been busy creating one-of-a-kind bowls to donate to the popular YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser for YWCA programs to feed the hungry, taking place on Feb. 28 from noon to 1:30 pm at The Venue, 286 George St. N. “Guests will be able to…read more
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KawarthaNow | Proceeds from annual fundraising gala will support local women and children fleeing violence. The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has donated $10,380 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. The funds were raised through the networking organization’s annual holiday gala held in December at The Mount Community Centre. (Read more…)
KawarthaNow | Former executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton was a founder of the first women’s shelter in Canada in 1973. Lynn Zimmer, a founder of Canada’s first crisis shelter for women fleeing domestic violence and the former long-time executive director of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, has been appointed to the Order of Canada. She was…read more
Global News | Kim Dolan, a longtime social advocate in Peterborough, Ont., is changing roles and returning to her roots as the new executive director of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Dolan spent the past 13 years as executive director of PARN (Peterborough AIDS Resource Network), advocating for local responses to HIV and hepatitis C including…read more
Executive Director of the YWCA, Lynn Zimmer, sits down with Mike and Miles to talk about her upcoming retirement, the start of the YWCA and where things are headed.
Written by Paula Ethans | The Tyee | Honouring the women who fought to deal with an issue society wanted to keep in the shadows. “These were not powerful or prominent women, but they changed everything.” — Margo Goodhand In the 1960s and ’70s, domestic violence was an issue with no name. Countless women endured…read more
Lynn Zimmer did it with a note on message board, a lot of hard work, and a sense of hope in humans and their capabilities by Glen Herbert “I’m very practical,” says Lynn Zimmer. “I’d reached the point where I just felt very tired of having to be angry about everything all the time. I…read more
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