• 2019 Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards

    The 2019 Women of Distinction Awards will be presented on May 9th, 2019 as part of our annual Change Makers event, at the Rolston Recital Hall of the Banff Centre. Each year, Change Makers is… READ MORE

  • Red Rose Evening: Engaging Men As Allies

    On Dec. 6th, 2018 we gathered at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies to honour lives lost by gender-based violence. We wanted to thank each individual who came, listened, participated and discussed the role… READ MORE




    Don't forget to VOTE today! Polling stations are open across Alberta until 8pm!

    YWCA Banff is happy to announce the return of Women's Circle! Beginning this Thursday, April 25, you are invited to take part in any or all of these weekly sessions intended to bring women together to have fun, engage, and empower one another....


    YWCA Banff is delighted to announce the 2019 Bow Valley Women of Distinction! Through their own initiative, ability and effort, these women are outstanding role models who have made substantial contributions to the local fabric of our community.

    This year’s recipients (l-r) are:

    Patricia Grayling , a tireless and dedicated volunteer with an array of involvement throughout the Bow Valley including the Canmore Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary and the Mountain Grannies;

    Nan Hughes Poole, passionate advocate for education, arts, and Banff heritage, whose volunteer involvement has spanned the entire Bow Valley through music, church, school and Girl Guides;

    Mayor Karen Hunter Sorensen, a tenacious and engaged leader committed to improving the quality of life for the people in her community, and a positive role model for women in politics.

    This year’s awards will include the first annual Dr. Priscilla Wilson Memorial Award to long-time Banff resident and advocate for arts and culture, Barb Pelham.

    Join us as we present these extraordinary women with the 2019 Women of Distinction Awards on May 9th, 2019 at our annual Change Makers event, hosted in partnership with the Banff Centre at Rolston Recital Hall.

    Tickets are on sale now through the Banff Centre Box Office:
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    📣YWCA Banff NEEDS YOUR HELP! 📣 Our fundraising casino is coming up next Thursday, April 25 and Friday, April 26 in Calgary and we are still in need of more volunteers to make this happen. Please consider supporting this important fundraising effort by donating your time to this event!⁣

    Travel reimbursement, overnight hotel stays and meals are provided. We are currently in need of helpers to work evening and/or count room shifts. No experience is necessary!⁣

    Contact to sign up!⁣
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  • Call For Submissions: Express Consent Art Showcase

    Are you an artist who has a passion for making a difference in your community? Are you up for creating art that focuses on themes of consent, sexual violence, healing and healthy relationships? The Harmony… READ MORE

  • Launch of Sexual Violence Response Team

    YWCA Banff, in partnership with the Harmony Project, is proud to announce a new initiative. The SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESPONSE PROGRAM is here to help survivors of sexual assault, harassment, abuse and their support people through… READ MORE