Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission Statement

YW Kitchener-Waterloo is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by providing services and programs that support physical and mental wellbeing and economic choice and independence.

Vision Statement

We envision an inclusive and equitable world where women are empowered to choose change.

Guiding Principles

  • We respect the dignity and worth of individuals.
  • We value diversity among people.
  • We acknowledge the holistic nature of human needs–body, mind, and spirit.
  • We respect the fundamental right to self-determination.
  • We ensure that women are respected, their voices are heard, and their issues are addressed.
  • We focus clearly, but not exclusively, on women and girls.
  • We act with integrity and are accountable to our community.
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