YWCA Halifax

We are for, by and about women and girls. We transform lives by providing a continuum of critical services and programs that build capacity for lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying causes and issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty and homelessness.

YWCA Halifax is Halifax Regional Municipality’s only organization that builds economic security, promotes wellness and creates opportunities for women, girls and their families by providing a strong voice and integrated services.

In 2011, YWCA Halifax established a new mission, vision, values and strategic directions. Through community consultations, participant focus groups, and extensive research, we identified four key areas of focus for the next five years. These include delivering quality, accessible developmental early learning and child care; advancing women’s economic and housing security; promoting the leadership, health and wellness of women and girls; and ending violence against women.

Established in 1874 as one of the first YWCAs in Canada, we have been promoting women’s leadership and meeting community needs for more than 135 years.

We work to establish new partnerships and to nurture those who graciously support our cause. As a result, we continue to make it possible for women and children to escape homelessness, violence, and instability and move towards a brighter future.

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We house more than 100 women per/yr in #Halifax through housing programs- @YWCA_Canada is the largest national provider of shelter to women
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A room full of trailblazers here at #IWD2015 @cwb_ns #MakeitHappen
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After 140 yrs we've made some great friends- shout out to our 140th Anniversary sponsors @News957 @KPMG @cibc @Dynamic_Funds @SentryInvest
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We are honoured to be a part of Halifax's history & we look forward to being a part of its future. #140yrs
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Founded in 1874 YWCA Halifax is one of the oldest YWCA’s in Canada. Commemorate 140 years with us on March 12, http://t.co/QJ3Zlri41M
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902.423.6162 • Halifax, Nova Scotia • Canada