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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Championing Organizational Strength

NYWC cooperation and team building

NYWC invests in post-pandemic leadership support. When we say that North York Women’s Centre advances equality and empowers women to effect positive change, that applies to our own team, too. We are constantly learning and working to better support NYWC employees, facilitators and volunteers. When the pandemic began in March 2020, it particularly impacted the…

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Do you know women who need free programs?

North York Women's Centre Brochure Outlining Free Programs for Women in Toronto

Please share our new brochure, which outlines our services and resources for women and gender-diverse people. At North York Women’s Centre, we are always trying to find new ways to let people know about our resources, social gatherings and safe, supportive and free programs created by women, for women. We’re hoping that you can help…

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Looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities in Toronto?

Raise your hands if you're looking for meaningful volunteer work that helps women in Toronto?

Volunteer with NYWC and help empower women. If you have ever Googled, “volunteer opportunities near me,” and NYWC came up, you’re in the right place. At North York Women’s Centre, we value the efforts of volunteers who help with our programming, events, activism, fundraising and much more. We are grateful for the new volunteers we…

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An Update On NYWC’s Project To Help Service Providers Tackle Gender-Based Violence, Safely

Focus Group

Individuals are invited to take part in 1:1 sessions. In March 2022, NYWC announced the launch of The Ending Gender-Based Violence by Strengthening the Digitization of Services project. The goal of this project is to develop, pilot and disseminate tools and strategies that help service providers support women survivors via easy-to-use digital services that don’t…

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Join NYWC & The Period Purse on International Women’s Day!

Free International Women's Day event with North York Women's Centre and The Period Purse

Celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) at our free event on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at North York Women’s Centre. IWD is a day to celebrate who we are, what we have achieved, and how to further empower women today. (Register for the event here.) This fun, interactive session is presented…

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“Whatever you do, work from the soul.”

Yaa Gyamfuah Nsiah, group programs coordinator and facilitator at North York Women's Centre

It’s no surprise that Yaa Gyamfuah Nsiah, the new group programs coordinator and facilitator at NYWC, likes to help women build their resilience, knowledge and self-advocacy. After all, so many women in her life are pillars of strength and determination. “I love that NYWC supports and creates space for women,” says Yaa, who has a…

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