Social Action & Advocacy
Since its establishment, YWCA Cambridge has been active on issues that impact women and girls. As much as women have made gains in some areas, we have not achieved equity and equality which makes the advocacy work we participate in and provide leadership to, much more important. Locally, our advocacy priorities mirror that of YWCA Canada and include; child care, women's economic security and advancing the leadership of girls and young women.
From time to time the YWCA will be asked to participate on other community, regional, provincial or national committees, and tries its best to accommodate all requests.
Social Action & Advocacy Committee of Waterloo Region
This is a partnership between the YWCA Cambridge and the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo. The mandate of the group is to deal, pro-actively, with regional issues that affect women and children. This includes research, presentations to the Region, and education. This group has produced sevral manuals, all of which are free of charge and can be accessed below. These guides offer comprehensive resources for community individuals, educators, parents, community agency staff and/or healthcare professionals. To view the guides, you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is available at no charge from Adobe's website.
A Guide to Participating in the 2010 Municipal Elections * please contact for copy
A Woman's Guide to Building a Girl's Healthy Body Image and Self-Esteem
**Alternate formats of this document are available upon request**
YWCA Canada Action and Advocacy
YWCA Canada is a national organization that advocates for all Canadian women. To learn more about YWCA Canada's advocacy priorities, issues, actions, and to view their publications visit their website at www.ywcacanada.ca.
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