NYWC Updates

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How To Feel Helpful & Hopeful

July 27, 2022

Volunteering at NYWC makes a difference. You may have heard about the 1:1 support service that we offer at North York Women’s Centre but aren’t aware of the type of assistance we provide. (In addition to our other programs and services.) With the help of staff and volunteers, we respond…

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The Joy Of In-Person Services

July 6, 2022

Shazma Nafis reflects on the process of moving from online to in-person services. Connecting with participants at our very first in-person event since the start of the pandemic, I couldn’t help but feel a surge of happiness. For the last two years, North York Women’s Centre has worked incredibly hard…

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“It Continues To Be An Incredible Gift.”

June 24, 2022

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…

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NYWC Board Retreat

Always Evolving

June 3, 2022

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…

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What Summer Students Say About North York Women’s Centre

May 3, 2022

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…

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

March 9, 2022

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…

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Black History Month During Black Lives Matter

Black History Month During The Age Of Black Lives Matter

February 8, 2022

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…

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

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

January 11, 2022

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…

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Summer staff at North York Women's Centre 2021

“It Was A Year Like No Other.”

December 7, 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…

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Taraneh Vejdani, Program Manager at NYWC

No Opportunity Is Too Small

September 10, 2021

I’m Taraneh Vejdani, Program Manager at North York Women’s Centre. My journey with NYWC started in August of 2020, during the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic. I joined the team on a two-month contract. Pretty short, right? That’s what I thought at first, but I soon realized that no…

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