Community Leadership

As one of the largest, long-standing charities in Waterloo Region, the YW takes a leadership role in supporting the work of small and start-up not-for-profits whose work aligns with ours.

The Feminist Shift

The YW is actively working in collaboration with 10 other local YWCA Member Agencies to contribute to building a design strategy and campaign in effort to promote social and systematic change towards ending gender-based violence and increasing gender equity across Ontario.


The YW provides administrative support to ALIVe, a volunteer group of citizens living in low income, who work together to address issues of poverty and advocate publicly for change.

Family Relocation Project

The YW hosts and provides administrative and support to the Family Relocation Project, which provides furnishings and moving assistance to women leaving domestic violence shelters

Women's Municipal Campaign School

The YW is an organizer of the Waterloo Region Women’s Campaign School, and provides its administrative support. The Women’s Municipal Campaign School is a two-day program that provides women who are considering running for municipal office with information and other resources to assist them in running successful election campaigns.

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