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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“It means so much to help women empower themselves.”

North York Women's Centre Executive Director Iris Fabbro has been with the non-profit for over 25 years.

Iris Fabbro doesn’t like a lot of attention. But after 25 years of running the North York Women’s Centre (NYWC) – an organization that has assisted thousands of women – her colleagues want to celebrate her extraordinary contributions to the group and the non-profit sector. “Without Executive Director Iris Fabbro, NYWC would simply not exist,”…

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NYWC program connects senior to family in her final days

Lydia Aysip

In the months and days before she succumbed to cancer, Lydia Aysip found comfort in messaging her family in the Philippines using a tablet supplied by North York Women’s Centre. Before 2020, Aysip rarely spoke to her family because the cost of long-distance calls was too expensive. Fortunately, we were able to supply her with…

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“I Hope To Offer Empowerment & Engagement.”

Madeline Lemire, NYWC's Manager of Volunteer Resources

NYWC’s Madeline Lemire reflects on the defining passion of her life and career. My name is Madeline Lemire, and I am thrilled to be starting as the Manager of Volunteer Resources for the North York Women’s Centre! I have been living in Toronto for 11 years now and have heard about the NYWC’s great work…

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