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30 Years of Women of Distinction Awards: Colleen Smith, 2000

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the YWCA Cambridge Women of Distinction awards, we’re highlighting recipients from over three decades of celebrating ordinary women doing extraordinary things. Colleen Smith (left), Woman of Distinction recipient in 2000, smiles with her daughter, Samantha. Colleen Smith Woman of Distinction award recipient in the category of women helping […]

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30 Years of Women of Distinction Awards: Jill Summerhayes (1994)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the YWCA Cambridge Women of Distinction awards, we’re highlighting recipients from over three decades of celebrating ordinary women doing extraordinary things. Jill Summerhayes Woman of Distinction award recipient in the category of women in business, 1994. In the face of adversity, some individuals shine brighter than ever, their

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30 Years of Women of Distinction Awards: Ilidia Sa Melo (2015)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the YWCA Cambridge Women of Distinction awards, we’re highlighting recipients from over three decades of celebrating ordinary women doing extraordinary things.     Ilidia Sa Melo Woman of Distinction award recipient in the category of nonprofit or public service, 2015 In every corner of our communities, there are

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A Behind-the-Curtain Look at how YWCA Cambridge is Working to Establish a Women’s Emergency Homelessness Shelter in Cambridge

Did you hear that YWCA Cambridge is on a mission to address women’s homelessness (visible and hidden) in Cambridge? We’ve been busy working on developing an emergency shelter, services and pathways to support women, with particular attention paid to addressing and preventing experiences of gender-based violence that often accompany not having safe and stable housing.

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Event poised to provide rich Knowledge sharing opportunity about women’s Homelessness in Cambridge

Stop by our next event… Learn more from the civic leaders in Cambridge and the broader Region of Waterloo pushing for change around Women’s Homelessness. YWCA Cambridge, as many know, is working on the development of a women’s shelter in Cambridge for women experiencing homelessness. We’ve been lucky to have ongoing strategy support and the

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Project Willow Research Findings and Their Impact on Cambridge

Project Willow Research Findings and Their Impact on Cambridge In 2022/2023, YWCA Cambridge collaborated on an important research and advocacy project called Project Willow. One of the products of this collaboration was a report titled Don’t Tell Them You’re Homeless: Experiences of gender-based violence among women experiencing homelessness in Waterloo Region. The report engaged 61

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YWCA Ontario responds to two major investments in women, gender-diverse people, and families

YWCA Ontario, a coalition of 10 YWCAs across the province, is pleased to see two new initiatives that will impact the safety, well-being, and economic success of women and families: Ontario signing on to the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence, and a provincial investment in child care workers. First, the federal government announced

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