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Our History

The journey toward ending gender-based violence is daunting at times and the road is long, but our sisterhood and our allies have a vision and a fierce, unwavering determination. We have been here for more than 130 years and we are ready to be here for as long as it takes to see this vision …

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Federal, provincial funding to help Peterborough-area seniors cope with isolation

Peterborough Examiner | Funding announcements were made Friday by the federal and provincial governments aiming at supporting seniors and non-profit groups during the pandemic. The New Horizons for Seniors Program is providing nearly $130,000 in funding to 10 community-based projects in Peterborough city and county, MP Maryam Monsef announced. New Horizons for Seniors is a …

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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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Bursaries available through YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

The Haliburton County Echo | By Mike Baker YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is offering women who have experienced gender-based violence the opportunity to pursue a new career. Applications for the 2021 Hazel Education Bursary have been opened, with Kim Dolan, executive director of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, noting there are two bursaries – one for $2,500 …

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YWCA receives $50K donation

The Haliburton Highlander | Peterborough-based philanthropists, David and Patricia Morton of the Morton Foundation, have made a $50,000 donation to the YWCA Haliburton County. The YWCA made the announcement Nov. 5. In a press release, Patricia Morton said, “we are inspired by the courage of isolated and vulnerable women who are struggling to survive and …

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David and Patricia Morton donate $50,000 to YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County

KawarthaNOW | Local philanthropists David and Patricia Morton have donated $50,000 in support of YWCA Women’s Centre of Haliburton County Outreach Services. “We are inspired by the courage of isolated and vulnerable women who are struggling to survive and escape from abuse and violence, and to build a better life for themselves and their children,” …

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Corporate Partnerships

“Our commitment to local women and children fleeing violence is something that truly resonates with our staff and customers alike. It’s been great for business and we’re honoured to continue our support. No one deserves to live with abuse. Period.” Monika Carmichael, General Manager of Trent Valley Honda Corporate Partnerships Today, customers are interested in …

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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 …

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