YW Calgary

we serve these populations

  • children and youth
  • homelessness
  • immigrant newcomers
  • indigenous communities
  • women

we need help with:

  • domestic violence
  • education
  • employment
  • literacy
  • mental health

Requesting $6200000


It is YW Calgary’s mission to prevent, intervene, empower and lead for the benefit of women and their families.

Our programs and services are designed to help vulnerable women and their families find stability, then build the skills and confidence they need to make permanent, positive change in their lives. YW’s array of programs and services focus on preventing incidents of domestic violence and trauma by building knowledge and skills to promote healthy relationships, mental wellness and financial resiliency, all while continuing to offer the critical support women and their families need.

Key program areas include a 24-Hour Crisis Line, Childcare, Individual, family and Group Counselling, Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter & Support, a Family Resource Network, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada, Transitional Housing, and Women’s Economic Prosperity. Click here to view a full list of YW programs and services.

Last year we had a measurable impact on more than 6,000 individuals through direct program delivery across our three focus areas of mental health, domestic violence and economic prosperity. To learn more about YW’s impact, read our 2022-2023 Impact Report here: 2022-2023 Impact Report (ywcalgary.ca)

“The support I’ve received from YW Calgary… has given me hope, faith, and self-worth. I’m grateful to YW for giving me a roof over my head and showing me that I’m worthy. I’m moving forward with my life and looking forward to a brighter future for me and my children. I couldn’t have done this without YW Calgary.” – Katie, former YW Calgary client.

Because of incredible support from our community, YW Calgary continues to meet our clients immediate and most basic needs, then works directly with them to create positive change in their lives.

Donations of any amount make an impact and enable us to provide vulnerable women and their families with support, when and where they need it most. The success of the women and families supported by YW are your success too. We cannot do this alone. Only together can we empower change.

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Keara Johnson

Fund Development Associate, Mid-level Giving



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Charity Number: #108227927 RR0001

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