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Welcome to the YWCA Montreal

Since 1875, the YWCA Montreal and its Foundation have contributed to improving the lives of women and girls by increasing their skills, self-esteem and autonomy, encouraging their personal growth and preventing all forms of violence through various programs adapted to their needs. The organization is working to build a better future for women and girls in a just society where women and girls have the power and opportunity to realize their full potential.

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NEWS

ACTIVITIES AT THE YWCA! 7i6
The YWCA Centre Multi invites women, girls and families to come and enjoy a wide range of low-cost activities in downtown Montreal!

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MORE THAN $400,000 IN PROFIT RAISED AT THE
21ST WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS

The YWCA Montreal and its Foundation held a hugely successful 21st Women of Distinction Awards ceremony on September 30th at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Thirteen Women of Distinction were honoured at the event, and a net profit of $401,000 was raised to help build a better future for women and girls.

Thanks to all partners, donators and participants for the memorable evening!
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Photo © Marcie Richtone

THE 2013-2014 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE YWCA MONTREAL AND ITS FOUNDATION
The two organizations are fully engaged in a process of renewal. They have taken steps to better respond to today’s reality and to more effectively meet the challenges faced by the women and girls who benefit from the YWCA programs and services.

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LOUISE POIRIER APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE YWCA MONTREAL
Louise Poirier was appointed president of the YWCA Board of Directors on September 22nd 2014 at the Annual General Meeting. Mrs. Poirier's term will last for two years.

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GRADUATION CEREMONY
The YWCA honors 35 graduates of its employability programs. To read the press release, click here.

On the picture: Claudine Lippe, head of the Femmes-cheffes de famille team, and Anne-Marie Ndikumana, graduated from the program




Ongoing recruitment67
Are you a woman looking for a job?
The Employability Department at the
YWCA Montreal is here to help you!


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PRESS RELEASE: “SAYING YES” to ABUSED WOMEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION ISSUES
YWCA Canada reports on effective shelter practices to increase safety and reduce homelessness.

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Hypersexualization Awareness Campaign
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for parents and other adults

In honour of International Women's Day, the YWCA Montreal and its Foundation are launching four videos aimed at raising awareness among parents and other adults about the effects of hypersexualization on youth in Quebec. The release of the videos marks the beginning of a province-wide awareness campaign in Quebec elementary schools. The initiative seeks to educate parents about hypersexualization and provide the tools they need to tackle the issue.

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Passwords Toolkit: Program to Facilitate the Transition to High School and Prevent Gender-based Violence
The Toolkit supports professionals to put in place reflective and dynamic workshops for youth during their transition to high school. The program allows youth to strengthen their social skills, supporting them in their transition to high school and equipping them in preventing and facing gender-based violence.

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