The Bridge Newsletter

Creating Community Connections

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s April Update

    Caring as Hard Currency Ideas man Hugh MacLeod is one of my favourite cartoonists. I recently saw one of his wild abstract drawings ( that features a profound simple statement, “Caring is the new hard currency.”… READ MORE

  • LGBTQ+ Cultural Competency

    When people think about intimate partner violence, often the images one conjures are of men abusing women. And this is for valid reason; in 2013 women accounted for nearly 80% of all victims of police-reported… READ MORE

  • Biggest, Boldest Breakfast April 24 World YWCA Day!

    Join us for the Bow Valley’s Biggest, Boldest Breakfast on Friday April 24th in celebration of the World YWCA Day! This casual breakfast get-together is an annual tradition and a great way to connect with… READ MORE

  • Board Members Wanted

    Board members wanted! With over 100 years of history supporting women, girls and our community, YWCA Banff  is a proud member of the  largest women’s organization in the world. Currently, we are looking for Board… READ MORE

  • Bridge Talk – Connie’s February Update

    Greetings! Our first order of business for 2015 was signing off on the YWCA Banff 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.  This document reflects a great deal of thought, input and hard work from a number of people… READ MORE

  • YWCA Young Women’s National Leadership Summit

    What Happens When You Take 130 Women From Across the Nation and Inspire Them? They learn, educate and support. They share, cry and bare their souls. They inspire, empower and hope. They sing, dance and… READ MORE

  • YWCA Banff Hotel – Worth checking in to!

    After 25 years operating as the Banff Y Mountain Lodge, we’ve updated our name to better reflect the experience and facilities that we offer our guests. What’s in a name? YWCA —  A social enterprise… READ MORE

  • VINEart Gala & Auction 2015

    For 2016 VINEart Information visit PUBLIC ON LINE AUCTION OPEN TO ALL BIDDERS Feb 27–March 14, 2015 at YWCA Banff would like to invite you to join us at a brand new event called… READ MORE

  • Women of Distinction Awards

    YWCA Banff and Soroptimist International of Banff National Park & Canmore are partnering in 2015 to celebrate International Women’s Day and bring ‘Women of Distinction’ awards to the Bow Valley. “YWCA and Soroptimist share closely… READ MORE

  • Interview With Rose Campaign Speaker Karen Kuntz

    Karen Kuntz, was our Rose Campaign keynote speaker on December 4. She is the founder of Whisper For Now– a website dedicated to supporting victims of sexual assault. It shares supportive advice and provides a safe space… READ MORE