“It continues to be an incredible gift.”

Rachelle Beswick shares how NYWC supported her healing and growth. Chi-Miigwetch to the team at the North York Women’s Centre for creating such a supportive community during one of the most difficult years of my life. Although I had become accustomed to living with a certain level of stress, I am now standing taller and…

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Always Evolving

NYWC Board Retreat

Two recent NYWC events explored our strategic priorities moving forward. North York Women’s Centre couldn’t be more grateful for the tireless work of our team and volunteers over the past two pandemic years. On May 7th, we had an ideal opportunity to express that gratitude, celebrate our progress and discuss our next steps for growth.…

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What summer students say about North York Women’s Centre

Women Working Together

Every May, we’re delighted to welcome summer interns to NYWC. It’s a win-win scenario in which students gain meaningful learning and practicum experience while offering invaluable help to our organization and the women who participate in our programs. Read on to hear what some past students have to say about their time at North York…

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How A New NYWC Project Can Help Reduce Gender-Based Violence

Digital Woman GBV

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a human rights violation, yet it is all too common in Canada. When someone is abused or assaulted because of their gender, gender identity, perceived gender or gender expression, it’s gender-based violence. Women, Indigenous women, Black women, women of colour, 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, transgender and gender diverse people, disabled women, female newcomers…

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Black History Month during the age of Black Lives Matter

Black History Month During Black Lives Matter

NYWC intern peer support worker Shazma Nafis reflects on a crucial issue Black History Month started as a one-week celebration in 1926 to honour Frederick Douglass, an African American abolitionist. It has since evolved into a month-long celebration of Black men and women and encouraged much-needed conversations on racism and the mistreatment of Black individuals.…

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“The Women’s Empowerment Series Helped Me Reconnect With Myself.”

Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it. Empower yourself.

One NYWC group participant* shares her healing journey “A few years ago, I was googling resources that help women. I was very intrigued by the digital flyer advertising the NYWC Women’s Empowerment Series with three 9-week modules. I started with Discovering our Power, the first part of the series. Zoryana was one of the facilitators…

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“It was a year like no other.”

Summer staff at North York Women's Centre 2021

NYWC’s 2021 message from Elissa Podolsky, Chair of NYWC’s Board of Directors and Iris Fabbro, Executive Director of NYWC. The global COVID-19 pandemic presented us with new challenges – as a society, as an organization, and as individuals. The pandemic exposed stark inequalities in our society. It exacerbated poor social and economic conditions in communities…

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