Are You Feeling Lonely Or Isolated?

Toronto women who are feeling lonely and isolated can find free programs and friendship at North York Women's Centre.

If you long for more support, friendship and social interaction, you are not alone. Loneliness—which can be as bad for your health as smoking, according to health officials—has been on the rise since the pandemic. In fact, six in 10 young women said they often wish they had someone to talk to, but don’t, according…

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“NYWC has played a pivotal role in where I am today.”

North York Women's Centre offers a one-on-one support for women in Toronto.

Over the years, North York Women’s Centre has supported tens of thousands of women who needed a supportive and listening ear, as well as connections to services in their community. NYWC is well-known for its empowering women’s group programs that help participants advocate for themselves, celebrate their wins or take steps toward safety and income…

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Exceeding Expectations At NYWC’s Empower-her Showcase

NYWC's International Women's Day Empower-her event was a success, thanks in part to amazing volunteers.

Our first in-person International Women’s Day (IWD) event in three years was a hit, thanks to our planners, speakers, participants, volunteers, vendors, prize providers and more! After three years of pandemic lockdowns and Zoom events, the North York Women’s Centre team really wanted to create a special IWD celebration to bring local women and experts…

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Hear Their Words

A unique NYWC Youth Gender-Based Violence Education project included a poetry program in which women and gender-diverse youth wrote and talked about topics such as consent, gender and positive relationships.

“I am starved / And you are hungry / So I allow you to consume whatever you wish…” These haunting lines come from one of many powerful poems written by youth, as part of a unique NYWC Youth Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Education project recently conducted in partnership with Weston Collegiate Institute (WCI) and co-facilitated by…

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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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