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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.




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.

The Centre Multi of the YWCA Montreal is a place for learning and sharing between cultures and generations, responding to the needs and interests of women, girls and families centred on their personal development, health and well-being.

There are three sessions a year
( Fall, Winter and Spring) offering various activities for a modest fee.

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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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Meet the Laureates of the 2014
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
13 Women – 13 Paths – 13 Sources of inspiration

Discover the paths of the 2014 Women of Distinction Awards Laureates!

The YWCA Montreal, its Foundation and BFL CANADA are pleased to announce the names of the 13 women of distinction that will be honoured at the 21st Women of Distinction Awards, taking place on September 30, 2014, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
Barry F. Lorenzetti, president, CEO and founder of BFL CANADA, will be the honorary chair at this year’s awards ceremony. He promises an unforgettable event, worthy of its winners, complete with music from the acclaimed Beatles tribute band Replay.

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YWCA Canada reports on effective shelter practices to increase safety and reduce homelessness.

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Hypersexualization Awareness Campaign
The YWCA Montreal Launches four videos sf
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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