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May 08, 2017, 10:46 ET YWCA Canada welcomes a dynamic new leader to Canada's oldest women's service organization

Maya Roy takes up her duties as Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Canada on May 15th, 2017 TORONTO, May 8, 2017 /CNW/ - YWCA Canada, the country's oldest and largest women's service organization, takes ...


Dec 05, 2016, 17:41 ET From Coast to Coast Venues Light the Night Against Violence

CN Tower, Rogers Arena, Cabot Tower mark the anniversary of December 6, 1989 TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2016 /CNW/ - WHAT: YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign will Light the Night against violence to draw attention to ...


Nov 25, 2016, 10:00 ET Never Blame the Victim says YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign

Rose Campaign &16 Days of Global Activism launch on Parliament Hill OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - YWCA Canada launches its annual Rose Campaign to end violence against women today on Parliament Hill...


Nov 23, 2016, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - Rose Campaign takes on Sexual Assault: Never Blame the Victim

YWCA Canada launches #NeverBlameTheVictim to kick off Rose Campaign 2016 and the 16 Days of Global Activism Against Gender-based Violence OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - WHAT: YWCA Canada press...


Oct 24, 2016, 09:00 ET A safe home is a human right. Count women and girls in.

YWCA Canada calls for a gender lens on Canada's National Housing Strategy TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Releasing their brief, Counting Women and Girls In to the National Housing Strategy, today,...


Oct 07, 2016, 19:04 ET Media Advisory - YWCA Canada launches resources to create a safer digital world for young women

TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - WHAT: YWCA Canada event to launch resources and a new initiative in line with Project Shift: Creating a Safer Digital World for Young Women at an event taking place at...


Dec 04, 2015, 14:33 ET Media Advisory - From Coast to Coast Venues Light the Night Against Violence

CN Tower, Rogers Arena, Cabot Tower mark the anniversary of December 6, 1989 TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - WHAT: YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign will Light the Night against violence at venues across the ...


Nov 25, 2015, 10:38 ET Time for Real Change on Violence Against Women and Girls

YWCA Canada welcomes sector engagement in the development of a National Action Plan OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Welcoming the opportunity to collaborate with the federal government on a National...


Nov 24, 2015, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Time for Real Change on Violence Against Women and Girls

YWCA Canada welcomes opportunity to work with the federal government on a National Action Plan and with the tech sector on digital safety OTTAWA, Nov. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - WHAT: YWCA Canada press...


Mar 12, 2015, 14:20 ET Media Advisory - Leading Peaceful Revolution: Indigenous Women at Beijing 20+

YWCA Canada, Native Women's Association of Canada and 4Rs Youth Movement Present at UN CSW59 NEW YORK, NY, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - WHAT: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 59 Parallel...


Dec 04, 2014, 15:17 ET Media Advisory - From Coast to Coast Iconic Venues Light the Night Against Violence

Signal Hill, Olympic Stadium, CN Tower, BC Place mark 25th anniversary of December 6, 1989 TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - WHAT: YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign will Light the Night Against Violence at...


Nov 25, 2014, 11:00 ET 25 Years after the Montreal Massacre, Violence against Women is #NOTokay

YWCA Canada's new campaign calls for every day action to end violence OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Calling for dramatic action to end violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the nation's...


Nov 21, 2014, 15:15 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - 25 Years after December 6, 1989 Violence against Women is #NOTokay

YWCA Canada launches Rose Campaign and #NOTokay OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WHAT: YWCA Canada press conference on continuing violence against women and how to address it. YWCA Canada will launch...


Oct 14, 2014, 17:52 ET Time to fill the Child Care Gap

YWCA Canada welcomes Opposition Leader Mulcair's promise of One Million Spaces TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - YWCA Canada welcomes today's announcement from Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair of a plan...


Dec 12, 2013, 18:02 ET A new beginning for an historic social agency is about to take place in the Greater Saint John Area

TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - With little notice, a new beginning for an historic social agency is about to take place in the Greater Saint John Area. YWCA Canada expects the YM-YWCA of Greater...


Nov 25, 2013, 11:00 ET 100,000 Women and Children Leave Homes to Escape Abuse

YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign calls for National Action Plan on Violence Against Women OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - From soul-destroying photos of sexually assaulted teenage girls to continued...


Nov 22, 2013, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - 100,000 Women and Children Leave Homes to Escape Abuse

YWCA Canada launches annual Rose Campaign with Call for Action OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - WHAT: Press Conference to launch the 2013 Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls. WHO:...


Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 ET "Time to end Women's Homelessness," says Homes for Women Campaign

Poll supports launch of new national campaign and broad coalition OTTAWA, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - With new polling information showing more than 50% of Canadians are unaware of the real extent of...


Feb 25, 2013, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - "Time to end Women's Homelessness," says Homes for Women Campaign

Poll supports launch of new national campaign and broad coalition TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - WHAT: Press Conference to launch the Homes for Women Campaign to prevent, reduce and end women's...


Dec 17, 2012, 09:00 ET YWCA Canada is mobilizing young women to Think Big/Start Small

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, YWCA Canada launches Y Act Up, a civic engagement and leadership program for young women between 16 and 29 years of age. Funded by Canadian Heritage under the...


Nov 26, 2012, 10:00 ET Girls escape sexual abuse and family violence, face harsh life on the street

YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls links young women, violence and homelessness OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Most teenage girls and young women who leave home are...


Nov 23, 2012, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Girls escape sexual abuse and family violence, face harsh life on the street

Surviving violence shouldn't be a life sentence, says YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - WHAT: Press Conference to launch the 2012 Rose Campaign to end violence against women...


Apr 23, 2012, 10:00 ET YWCA Canada Launches Award-Winning Safety Siren App for Android Smartphones

TORONTO, April 23, 2012 /CNW/ - As part of its ongoing work to encourage Canadians to take action on violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the country's oldest and largest women's...


Mar 13, 2012, 09:00 ET Homelessness Now a "Women's Issue," Says YWCA Canada

International Women's Day Bulletin documents women's homelessness in Canada OTTAWA, March 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Warning that women and girls will face increased risk of homelessness if governments cut...


Mar 12, 2012, 09:00 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - "When There's No Place Like Home" - YWCA Canada launches Snapshot of Women's Homelessness in Canada

Women face increased risk of homelessness as governments look to cut services Press Conference Launch of "When There's No Place Like Home: A Snapshot of Women's Homelessness in Canada" TORONTO, March ...