Youth Engagement

COVID-19 Update: YWCA Peterborough Haliburton support and crisis services for women who experience violence are still available. Crossroads ShelterHERS – 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, text and email during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm). View our full update here.


Our youth programs empower youth to find, trust and use their voices.

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We are committed to providing safe places where youth can ask critical questions, examine societal norms and find support for challenges they’re already facing in their lives.

Through interactive activities with educated facilitators, participants develop critical thinking skills, learn about healthy relationships and build self-confidence.

Programming is available throughout Peterborough and Haliburton County.

New participants are always welcome!

Please contact Jena Hunter by email or 705-743-3526 for more information.

Would you like to offer YWCA Youth Programming at your location?

Are you an educator/community location interested in learning more? Please contact us or print and return the following form:

YWCA Youth Engagement programs are entirely funded by the generosity of donors. To find out more about how you can help us work with young girls and boys to prevent violence before it starts, please contact us.