The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • Puzzles: Child Care To Fit Your Family

    The Day Care Society of Banff has been selected to receive one of 22 Alberta Provincial Grants to develop an innovative child care model to meet shortage of child care in our communities, particularly non-traditional… READ MORE

  • 2017 VINEart Gala Auction

    March 18, 2017 – This was a truly special evening! Complete with magical performances, incredible cuisine prepared by the Fairmont Banff Springs culinary team, wine pairings selected by Cellar Door, and a live and silent… READ MORE

  • 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