Publications

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…read more

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. View as pdf 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.

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…read more

Our most urgent need

As a community, we’ve all been doing our very best to help flatten the curve by staying home to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Yet for women and children trapped with abusive men, staying home has never been more dangerous. The COVID-19 crisis has created a toxic combination of increased stress, isolation and job…read more

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Learn about what the pandemic has meant for YWCA programs and front-line teams, what’s top of mind during early stages of re-opening, how the Nourish team is responding to the needs of our community, and how you can help create change for local women and children through the YWCA Virtual Challenge. View Summer 2020 Newsletter…read more

YWCA Update – Spring 2020

Shelter, safety planning, referrals and ongoing support are more important now than ever. Staying home is causing increased risk of harm to women and children who are now trapped with abusers, with fewer opportunities to get help. Here and around the world, women who have been able to reach safety or call for help report…read more