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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!
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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WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS : THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER IS COMING SOON!
The YWCA Montreal, its Foundation and BFL CANADA will be honouring 13 women of distinction on September 30, 2014 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal at the 21st Women of Distinction Awards. 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!
Follow this special event on Twitter : #YWCA_mtl    #womenofdistinction

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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
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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