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Added Supports thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant

Posted February 22nd, 2018

YWCA Sudbury will be offering a number of workshops and supports to help women increase their economic prosperity, thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. YWCA Sudbury has received an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant in the amount of $296,300, over the next 3 years, to expand services to safe community locations, and fund the intensive case management and workshops addressing the various barriers to achieving and maintaining affordable housing. For more information, please contact Marlene at 705-673-4754 ext. 222

Congratulations Justice Shaw!

Posted May 24th, 2017

Congratulations to Justice Lucille Shaw on her recent appointment as Judge of the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton. Lucille served on the Board of YWCA Sudbury and as Past President of the Board of Directors for YWCA Sudbury. Her contribution to our organization was instrumental in helping us acquire our new space, providing a safe, non-judgmental environment where women and their children can heal and grow to reach their full potential in body, mind and spirit.

Thank you Michael’s!

Posted May 24th, 2017

Special thank you to Michael’s for their donation of books for our library at Genevra House.

Thank you Our Crater

Posted May 24th, 2017

#GIRLPOWER raised $200 for YWCA Genevra House. Special thanks to Our Crater for putting on this fundraiser!

Girl Power with Our Crater

Posted April 19th, 2017

#GIRLPOWER there’s nothing like it! Are you a nasty woman? A girl boss? Are you a
dude who doesn’t use feminist as a dirty word? Get ready to celebrate at a party where
female empowerment is the theme of the night! With a host of local lady performers and a DJ dance party to all your favourite female artists you’ll be feeling the #GIRLPOWER for weeks! Our Crater has worked hard to assemble a line-up of talented female performers to showcase the amazing #GIRLPOWER we have right here in Sudbury!
Performers include Dominca Frometa, a Laurentian University student with a voice and
smile that can light up any room. Thea May who has been popping up around town
delighting audiences with a voice that manages to be equally smoky and playful at the
same time, covering all your favourite songs. A regular at many venues in the area
Natalie Crispo, she may be little but her voice is mighty! Finishing off the night and truly
proving girls can do it too, we have DJ BasslineJack blasting all the danceable hits from
your favourite female artists and more!
#GIRLPOWER takes place on Friday, April 28th at the Durham Social, 78 Durham
Street. Doors open at 9pm with musical performances beginning at 9:30. Tickets are
$10 in advance, $15 at the door, 20% discount at the door for ladies – you get paid
less, you should pay less! Advance tickets $7 if you are a Young Professionals
Association of Greater Sudbury member.
Proceeds from this event will go towards YWCA Sudbury’s Annual Power of Being a Girl
conference. This annual event empowers young girls in Sudbury and across Canada to
discuss the topics that affect them and prepares them for the future with workshop
presentations on healthy relationships, media and body image and communication

Shoppers Loves You

Posted December 20th, 2016


Thank you for making a difference! You helped Shoppers 4-Corners raise $7,031.00 for YWCA Genevra House through Growing Women’s Health. #SHOPPERSLOVEYOU







A Visit With The Honorable Minister Dr. Helena Jaczek

Posted December 13th, 2016


We were pleased to share our successes and challenges with the Honourable Minister Dr. Helena Jaczek who came for a tour of YWCA Genevra House. In the photo (L-R) is: Lynn Tessier, Program Supervisor, MCSS, Sudbury-Manitoulin; Marlene Gorman, Executive Director, YWCA Sudbury; Hon. Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community & Social Services; Harriet Kideckel, Board President, YWCA Sudbury; and Jeannette Bélanger, Regional Program Manager, MCSS, North Region. Following the visit, we headed to the Lexington to provide input into Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot.