ADVOCACY

  • Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards

    The Bow Valley Women of Distinction Awards will return in 2021. For any questions about the awards, please contact Carla Snow, Manager of Marketing & Communications at YWCA Banff, carla@ywcabanff.ca, 403.760.3212.    

  • Awareness to Action Luncheon

    In recognition of Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, commemorating the victims of the 1989 Montreal massacre, YWCA Banff is hosting a luncheon event, From Awareness to Action on Thursday,… READ MORE

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  • RECENT TWEETS

    Explore yoga, dance, pottery and painting in our upcoming Women's Circle series beginning beginning Sept 17 in #Banff

    This series is FREE and registration is required: https://bit.ly/2EzVKp8

    We're sending a huge thank you to the team at Shoppers Drug Mart Canmore for the generous donation of cosmetics and hair accessories. ⁠

    We are grateful for the support and can't wait to share these everyday essentials with our clients.

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    YWCA Banff Programs and Services

    Yesterday YWCA Banff celebrated a tremendous milestone with a groundbreaking event for the YWCA Sustainable Housing Project, also known as the Courtyard Project. Our innovative housing model will create secure, stable homes for women, families, and people with accessibility needs, and other people who face barriers to finding suitable housing in Banff.

    YWCA Banff is grateful for the support of the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and their investments in our commitment to bring affordable housing to our community. Special thanks to Minister Josephine Pon, MLA Miranda Rosin, Banff Deputy Mayor Corrie DiManno and everyone who joined us at the announcement.

    We look forward to welcoming more individuals and families into secure, affordable housing with a sense of belonging and community pride. As the project progresses, we’ll provide updates here and on our website at ywcabanff.ca/courtyardproject
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    Exciting news! Registration for YWCA’s Power-Up opens today!

    Power-Up is a brand-new program dedicated to motivation & empowerment for kids in grades 4, 5 and 6. Participants get to experience workshops that explore leadership and healthy relationships with self and others.

    Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Network, Right from the Start, and WiseGuyz (Centre for Sexuality) this program provides targeted education, skills development and support to participants in order to provide them with tools to pursue safe, healthy relationships and maintain their long-term mental and physical well-being.

    Registration is FREE and open to any kids in grades 4-6 residing in the Bow Valley.

    Register your child for a fun and empowering 4-week series beginning October 6 in Canmore or November 10 in Banff:

    ywcabanff.ca/power-up/

    *In order to maintain a safe environment we have limited the number of participants to ensure proper physical distancing. The program space and materials will be sanitized, all participants and facilitators wear masks and hand hygiene will be encouraged throughout the program.
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NEWS

  • Inspiration Awards 2020

      On July 24, 2020, the Bow Valley Harmony Project was honoured to receive an Inspiration Award for Leadership in Sexual Violence Prevention in Alberta. Since 2012, the Inspiration Awards have recognized extraordinary Albertans and… READ MORE

  • Sexual Violence Awareness Month: Week 4 – How We Heal From Trauma

      May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month in Alberta.  Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing online resources and hosting Facebook Live sessions to raise awareness on the impacts of sexual assault and harassment, and sharing… READ MORE