Stronger Together

While many people don’t think of themselves as having the means to make a difference, a gift in a will often allows individuals to leave a larger gift than would be possible in their lifetime – and the collective impact of these gifts can be truly transformative for women and children. Debra Clarke (pictured above),…read more

‘What’s Next?’ Fund – A Tribute to Lynn Zimmer

The ‘What’s Next?’ Fund is an initiative spearheaded by the friends and family of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton to commemorate Lynn Zimmer’s brilliant career, to celebrate her transition to the next exciting phase of her life and to ensure that women in our community will have brighter and more independent futures for years to come. As…read more

More women seeking help from YWCA

Haliburton Echo | Women have been seeking help in greater numbers in Haliburton County over the last year. During the Take Back the Night march in Haliburton on Thursday, Denise Morton-Sayles, a counsellor at YWCA Haliburton gave a speech to the group assembled in Head Lake Park. She said from 2017-2018 to 2018-2019, they “saw…read more

Community leaders in Peterborough have message for non-voters

Peterborough This Week | Groups are pushing to get people informed and out to the polls this October. While public debates have their place in election cycles, a group of organizations in Peterborough are trying something different to improve political engagement. Care. Hope. Vote! is a campaign and web resource being launched by 19 organizations…read more

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