Publications

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:

a young, smiling mother with snowflakes in her hair holds her child in her arms beneath the YWCA logo and the words "double your impact for local women and children"

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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Spring 2021 Newsletter

From inclusive violence prevention programs for youth, to online tools that are helping women stay connected in new ways, you’ll find it in our Spring Newsletter. View as pdf

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Gain an inside look at a few of the current changes taking place at the YWCA in this edition of our Fall Newsletter. Learn about upcoming projects, join us in celebrating recent acts of kindness, and consider building new holiday giving traditions in support of local women and children. View as pdf

What’s Next? Fund Update

Our What’s Next? Fund supports innovative programs that address the tough journey of rebuilding a life after the initial crisis of escaping domestic violence has passed. As a result of compassionate donor support, this fund is making it possible to overcome many of the challenges presented by COVID-19. We have started the process of creating …

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