Although the YWCA Montreal is this year celebrating 145 years of history and expertise, this is the first time that the team in place has faced an event of this kind and magnitude. The current health crisis is hitting the community sector hard, and we are facing the same repercussions as businesses, but with much
Possible solutions and resources to end violence against women Each year, from November 25th to December 6th, the 12 Days of Action to End Violence against Women takes place at the YWCA Montreal. Violence against women is a critical social issue at the heart of the YWCA’s mission. These 12 days are an opportunity for
Violence against women is no trivial matter: the YWCAs launch a shock campaign thanks to FCB Agency Since 2004, the national crime rate has dropped in all identified sectors, except in the case of violence against women; there are not enough women’s shelters to meet the demand; violence against women and girls is often in the
Each year, during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence™, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. Prevent violence before it starts This year’s campaign theme is “Take Time. Take Action. Stop Violence
“I was told that I couldn’t wear my veil at work. I was asked intrusive questions regarding my family and they demanded to know my country of origin. I got so tired of this, I changed my name on my CV and I heard back from a lot more employers!” – Najat Najat is not
Housing vacancy rates reached 1.9% in Montreal in June 2019, the lowest in years. This rate dropped to 0.8% for family housing with three bedrooms or more. Promising initiatives The City of Montreal has taken action and has promised to develop 12,000 affordable social housing units by 2022 . A new bylaw has just been unveiled
Consent in the case of sexual relations, consists of voluntarily giving – or not giving – consent. This consent must be given in a free and informed way. If this is not the case, the person’s consent is not valid. Keep in mind: You can withdraw your consent at any time, even if you already
In preparation for the upcoming provincial elections and in light of the overwhelming silence on women’s issues, the YWCA Montreal is announcing a political debate on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1355 René-Lévesque Boulevard West in Montreal. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., representatives of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), the Liberal Party of Québec
Montreal, November 22, 2017—The YWCA and its Foundation are thrilled by the news of Canada’s housing strategy, which promises to invest at least 25 percent of its funding toward projects for women, girls, and their families. When it comes to access to housing and homelessness, realities vary widely between the sexes. That is why it
308 Happy Children The YWCA Montreal in collaboration with the Montreal Diet Dispensary organized a Christmas Store the week before Christmas. During this event, 308 children of our program participants received gifts from our many generous donors. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to those who contributed to the success of this
The incidence of violence against women remains critical From November 25 until December 6, the YWCA of Montreal is taking action Montreal, November 25, 2016 – One of the priority social issues for the YWCA of Montréal is violence against women, a persisting and critical social problem. The YWCA will be particularly active during the 12
Releasing their brief, Counting Women and Girls In to the National Housing Strategy, on October 24th , YWCA Canada’s Homes for Women Campaign called for the National Housing Strategy to increase access to safe, affordable housing for women and programs and services addressing homelessness of women and girls. Submitted to the federal government’s National Housing Strategy consultations, the brief continues the work of YWCA Canada’s Homes for Women Campaign to prevent, reduce, and ultimately end homelessness for women and girls
Le 28 octobre 2016, le Y des femmes de Montréal a eu le plaisir d’accueillir la conférence de presse de lancement de la stratégie gouvernementale pour prévenir et contrer les violences sexuelles. Le portrait des violences sexuelles a changé depuis le moment où le Y des femmes a été fondé, il y a 141 ans.
Rally your friends, connect with your school and invest in your community! Take part in YWCA Week Without Violence™ October 17 – 23, 2016 and find out how you can start an anti violence action by clicking here. This year, the YWCA Montreal wishes to highlight a less visible type of violence: violence against oneself.
Awareness Campaign to Combat Sexual Exploitation The Phare des Affranchi(e)s in collaboration with the YWCA Montreal, the Concertation des luttes contre l’exploitation sexuelle (CLES), the Comité d’action contre la traite humaine interne et internationale (CATHII) and the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’île-de-Montréal, is proud to announce the launch of