Olivia James, Member-at-Large

I am a retired teacher who taught mathematics at Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute for over 30 years. I was involved with student council, peer tutoring and some coaching as well. I was also on the local negotiating team for the Teachers’ Union. After retiring, I volunteered as a math tutor for the School for…read more

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes returns May 24 in Peterborough

The Peterborough Examiner | This year’s 11th annual YWCA Walk a Mile in Her Shoes march returns May 24 with a new sponsor but the same focus of raising money for YWCA Crossroads Shelter to support local women and children fleeing abuse. “It’s an honour to support the life-changing work the of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton,”…read more

YWCA Seeks Board Directors

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking dynamic women to join the organization’s Board of Directors. “We need women who will take a strong role in planning a sustainable future for the YWCA’s life-saving programs. We need women who want to get involved and try new things, and who have about ten to twelve hours a month…read more

Winter Spring 2019 Newsletter

What’s unique about our work in Haliburton County? Why are we passionate about tackling food insecurity? How can you support a friend faced with intimate partner abuse? Download our Winter / Spring Newsletter for a closer look at what’s happening at the YWCA and how your support is helping to create positive change.

Helping a Friend Cope with Violence

Research shows that 8 in 10 women will confide in a friend or family member when faced with intimate partner abuse. Would you know how to help? 5 Tips to Keep in Mind when Lending your Support: Let her know you’re concerned about her safety. Offer specific help.  Arrange a time to talk, help her…read more

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough raises over $22,000 for YWCA’s Crossroads Shelter

KawathaNOW | The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) has donated $22,486.15 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton — surpassing last year’s donation by more than $2,000. The funds were raised through the networking organization’s annual holiday gala held in December at the Holiday Inn Peterborough-Waterfront. For more than 30 years, WBN has supported the YWCA Crossroads…read more

Programs & Services

COVID-19 Update: YWCA Peterborough Haliburton support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available. Crossroads Shelter, HERS – Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace and our 24 Hour Support & Crisis Line remain open. While our offices are closed to the public to help flatten the curve, our support teams are working remotely and will continue to provide assistance by phone,…read more

Need Help Now?

COVID-19 Update: YWCA Peterborough Haliburton support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available. Crossroads Shelter, HERS – Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace and our 24 Hour Support & Crisis Line remain open. While our offices are closed to the public to help flatten the curve, our support teams are working remotely and will continue to provide assistance by phone,…read more