The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • YWCA Canada: Know Your Rights

    YWCA Canada launches a new online resource “A Rights Guide” for girls, young women and gender nonconforming youth. Knowing about your rights and responsibilities is an important part of being able to keep yourself safe… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s June Update

    The 2015-16 fiscal year is now officially wrapped up with the successful completion of our Audit, Annual Report, AGM and YWCA Canada Annual Members Meeting. As always we are happy to share our audited statements… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s April Update

    On April 16, 1916, the government of Alberta passed a bill granting women’s suffrage. The Equal Suffrage Statutory Law Amendment Act made Alberta the third province in Canada to give women the right to vote… READ MORE

  • Meet The Team

      On January 1, we welcomed three new members to our programming team – Larissa Dillabough, as an Anti-Violence Counsellor and Educator (ACE); and Reave McLeod, who is managing the Community Response Plan for Sexualized… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s February Update

      I’ve just returned from a week in Toronto where I had the chance to meet with YWCA colleagues from across the country. These meetings give us a chance to collectively discuss strategic plans for… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s December Update

    Generosity of Spirit 2015 has been a significant year for the YWCA.  I’m grateful for the many opportunities and accomplishments we’ve experienced and for the incredibly hard work and commitment from our staff, Board and… READ MORE

  • VINEart Gala & Auction – Save The Date! – March 19, 2016

    VINEart Gala & Auction returns on March 19, 2016, raising funds for the Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter. The event, an elegant evening bringing community together and celebrating shared passions for art, wine, cuisine, and adventure, will… READ MORE

  • Moving towards Reconciliation

    “You are beautiful – You deserve so much more…” Violence of any kind is often brutal, and people who go through it can stay a victim for the rest of their lives, or some emerge as… READ MORE

  • 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters

    This fall I received an unexpected and most welcomed gift of support that allowed me to participate in the 3rd Annual World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague, November 3 – 6, 2015. I… READ MORE

  • Songs For Shelter

    Join local musicians Pat “Sully” Sullivan, Mike Petroff and Gord March on Friday, January 15 at the Canmore Golf & Curling Club. Songs For Shelter is an evening of song and story with proceeds from… READ MORE