The YWCA Montreal was founded on February 23, 1875, and is one of the oldest community organizations in the city. Its original mission was to «receive young women who come as strangers to the city, obtain for them board and employment, attend generally to their temporal and moral welfare».1
This mission has always been relevant. Throughout the years, the YWCA Montreal has continually evolved, adapting itself to the changing needs of women and girls and accompanying more than 300,000 of them on new paths to a better future.
Mission, vision, values
With the support of its Foundation, the YWCA Montreal concentrates its efforts to reduce gender and social inequalities and exclusion as well as all forms of violence against women and girls.
Working together to build a better future for women and girls
Inspired by a vision:
An egalitarian society where women and girls have the power and opportunity to realize their full potential
Focused on 4 key areas of action:
Supported by the following fundamental values: