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She Talks 2019 Profile: Attiya Khan

Violence has a far-reaching, long lasting impact for all who are touched by it. Yet we rarely talk about it. In her remarkable documentary, A Better Man, Attiya Khan bravely breaks that silence. Her film explores the abusive two-year relationship she endured with a man named Steve more than 20 years

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These Are the Women Shaping the Cambridge of Tomorrow

If you were in the Galt Country Club banquet hall last night, you were witness to something pretty magical. Last night, we all gathered to celebrate the work and achievements of 10 awe-inspiring women for our 25th Anniversary Women of Distinction gala. But “awe-inspiring” doesn’t even begin to do them justice.

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Women of Distinction Spotlight: Norma McDonald Ewing

A long-time board member/volunteer/advocate/friend of YWCA Cambridge, Norma McDonald Ewing is one of those women that makes busy look easy. Even if she’s running between commitments (which she usually is!), she’s always got a smile on and encouraging words to offer. She was also instrumental in creating the first awards

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A Response to the Christchurch Tragedy

YWCA Cambridge unequivocally condemns the terrorist attacks in Christchurch New Zealand. As an organization with a degree of visibility in the community, we feel it is our duty to speak out about these atrocities, and to say without reservation that we condemn white supremacy, we condemn racism, we condemn Islamophobia.

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Women of Distinction Spotlight: Jill Summerhayes

A long-time supporter of YWCA Cambridge, we’re privileged to feature Jill Summerhayes this week! Her passion and commitment to the community is broad-reaching and has been consistently impactful over the last 35 years. Read on for inspiration if you dare! 1. What was your reaction or thoughts when you were

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YWCA Cambridge Proudly Announces Recipients of the 25th Anniversary Women of Distinction Awards

YWCA Cambridge is proud to announce the winners of the 25th Anniversary Women of Distinction awards: Non-Profit or Public Service – Helen KellyLifetime Achievement – Gail SmythSocial Action & Advocacy – Karen MalekaChampion of Women and Girls – Mairi AndersonWellness, Sport & Recreation – Tania Heinemann KelsallTurning Point – Temilade Olayiwola-OrijiBusiness

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Women of Distinction Spotlight: Jen Gralec

We’re pretty grateful for the sweet (and delicious!) impact Jen Gralec makes within the Cambridge community. A long-term supporter of YWCA Cambridge, it’s our pleasure to share some thoughtful words from the owner of Waterloo Region’s most sought after bakery, Tiny Cakes. What have you been up to since your big

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