International Women’s Day: Join us for our Empower-Her Showcase and the official launch of our Ending GBV Toolkit

Come to a free event celebrating International Women's Day in Toronto. Refreshments and childminding provided.

International Women’s Day is an occasion to recognize the unwavering determination, empowerment, and exceptional accomplishments of women worldwide. By bringing women together, we amplify our collective power, foster solidarity, and create a formidable force to inspire a brighter future for all women. We are excited to host the free, NYWC Empower-Her Showcase on Friday, March…

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Three Health Benefits Of Volunteering

Find out how volunteer work boosts your physical and mental health - and helps women at NYWC in Toronto.

You may know that volunteer work is gratifying and good for the soul, but were you aware that volunteering has health benefits, too? Research shows that when you regularly do volunteer work to help others and your community, it can actually boost your physical and mental health. Plus, it just feels good. As one North…

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Why Giving Donations As Gifts Matters

Learn why donation gifts help NYWC and gift recipients!

Make the holidays more meaningful with a charitable donation. Are you thinking of giving charitable donations as gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other December celebrations? It’s a smart and thoughtful idea, especially given research indicating that North Americans waste billions of dollars each year on unwanted presents. Instead, you can share the warm glow…

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A Guide To Annual General Meetings

Women Business Meeting

What is an Annual General Meeting? An Annual General Meeting, commonly referred to as an AGM, is a formal meeting held once a year. It is a legal requirement for incorporated organizations. North York Women’s Resource Centre (NYWC’s legal name) is incorporated in the Province of Ontario and therefore must hold an AGM. That isn’t…

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NYWC & Weston Collegiate Institute Partner On Youth GBV Education

Young woman saying no to GBV.

You know about Gender Based Violence (GBV), but you may not be aware of how prevalent it is among teens and young adults. Young women and girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, racialized women and women living with disabilities are all at higher risk of violence due to their gender. For example, did you know that young people…

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“I love to give back to the community I grew up in.”

Diamond Antwi-Mansah, North York Women's Centre Program Manager

Diamond Antwi-Mansah, NYWC’s new Program Manager, wants to empower women and survivors. You can literally hear the excitement in Diamond’s voice when she talks about her new position at North York Women’s Centre. “This role is an opportunity to work alongside an incredible team,” she says. “Also, I was born and bred in North York,…

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Member Spotlight: An Inspiring 93-Year-Old Activist

Dee Stapleton, an inspiring NYWC member

If you’re curious about what it’s like to be an NYWC member, talk to Dee Stapleton. After all, she was one of many who supported the creation of North York Women’s Centre in 1988, and has been connected with it ever since. “We wanted to help women and girls, and it’s been so worthwhile,” says…

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The Value Of Summer Placements At NYWC

Imagine being part of a woman-focused non-profit organization, gaining practicum experience and learning opportunities. Our summer placements at North York Women’s Centre in Toronto offer exactly that, and we’re delighted to welcome Khadija, Leviza and Cassandra, three new and talented individuals to our team! They are equally enthusiastic about the opportunity. Inclusivity & Motivating Workshops…

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