YWCA – Helping women safely create change

My Haliburton | When a woman finds the courage to listen to her heart – that voice inside that knows what she’s living with is not okay – the YWCA is here. Here to answer her call in the middle of the night, to help her navigate the complicated systems that lie ahead, to meet…read more

Lynn Zimmer to retire from YWCA Peterborough Haliburton after 35 years

KawarthaNOW | After being the well-known face of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton for the past 35 years, Lynn Zimmer is retiring as executive director of the organization that supports local women facing violence, poverty, and oppression. News of Zimmer’s upcoming retirement, effective November 30th, was shared at YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s annual general meeting on Thursday night…read more

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes exceeds goal

The Peterborough Examiner | The YWCA announced the final fundraising tally Tuesday for the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held May 24. Packed into the tiny boardroom of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton office, sponsors, participants and volunteers of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes celebrated another year of fundraising. A total of…read more

YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

snapd Peterborough | This years Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, presented by Merrett Home Hardware Building Centre, was another successful event, as hundreds of participants wore whatever type of shoe they chose and walked downtown for a great cause. Sponsors and walkers gathered in Centennial Park for the 2019 YWCA fundraising campaign to support…read more

A great day to walk for safe nights for women fleeing abuse

For Kat Kendrick, Friday was a day for her to pay it forward to the YWCA. She was among the men, women and children who gathered Friday at Confederation Square on for the 11th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes walk down George Street, a fundraiser for the YWCA’s Crossroads Shelter. While Kendrick hasn’t…read more