Publications

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A letter to our community

When Angela* called our crisis line earlier this year, she knew she only had a short window of time. He’d be back within the hour. Her husband checked every call and text she made. It was the first time he’d left the house since losing his job.  I listened carefully while she explained everything that was …

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Spring 2022 Newsletter

Learn about what’s new at the YWCA, become a Signal for Help Responder, find details about our March Monthly Giving Match, and help spread the word about this year’s YWCA Hazel Education Bursary. View as pdf

Thank you from the YWCA – Video

It takes the support of an entire community to end violence against women. THANK YOU for being by our side over the last year and standing with us in our mission to end gender-based violence. We hope this short video warms your heart and offers a glimpse into just how important your support has been:

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Give The Gift of Safety this Holiday Season and Double your Impact for local Women and Children

Like countless others, maybe even a woman living on your street, Emily* has been subjected to worsening abuse and extreme isolation since COVID-19 began. She and her kids need a safe place to turn. Your donation this holiday season will provide emergency shelter and transportation, healthy meals, and an entire network of support, standing by …

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Fall 2021 Newsletter

We’re deeply grateful for the dedicated support of YWCA donors and partners whose kindness makes transformative change possible! View as pdf

Violence against women has intensified during the pandemic

Since the lock-downs began, women in Peterborough and Haliburton County have reported abuse that is far more serious and complex. A national survey conducted by Ending Violence Association of Canada & London, Ontario-based Anova found that abusers’ tactics are becoming more violent & frequently deadly. *The following letter was written and shared by a woman …

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A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada: Making the economy work for everyone

The COVID-19 pandemic has eroded hard-fought gains to gender equity. From massive layoffs to increased unpaid work to the rise of domestic violence, women have been disproportionately impacted by the health and economic crisis of COVID-19. Watch the full discussion (44 minute video) with RBC’s Dawn Desjardin, YWCA Canada’s Anjum Sultana and YWCA Peterborough Haliburton’s …

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