NYWC Updates

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

Are You Feeling Lonely Or Isolated?

June 14, 2024

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…

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

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

April 29, 2024

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…

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

Exceeding Expectations At NYWC’s Empower-her Showcase

April 10, 2024

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…

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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.

Hear Their Words

March 6, 2024

“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…

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Come to a free event celebrating International Women's Day in Toronto. Refreshments and childminding provided.

International Women’s Day: Join us for our Empower-Her Showcase and the official launch of our Ending GBV Toolkit

January 29, 2024

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…

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Emily Charman, Coordinator of Group Programs at NYWC in Toronto.

“If I can make a small difference in even one person’s life, that’s enough for me.”

January 23, 2024

Emily Charman, NYWC’s new coordinator of group programs, is here to help. While the COVID pandemic impacted all Canadians, it hit women and non-binary folks, new Canadians and other vulnerable groups particularly hard. For Emily Charman, it was a seismic shift that motivated her to switch from studying International Political…

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Find out how volunteer work boosts your physical and mental health - and helps women at NYWC in Toronto.

Three Health Benefits Of Volunteering

January 10, 2024

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…

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Learn why donation gifts help NYWC and gift recipients!

Why Giving Donations As Gifts Matters

December 5, 2023

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…

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Women Business Meeting

A Guide To Annual General Meetings

October 28, 2023

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…

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Women working in community to support feminism and each other.

NYWC Achievements 2022-2023: Message From The NYWC Chair & Executive Director

October 26, 2023

“I came out of this program with a bit more confidence and knowledge to figure myself out further. I learned a lot. I felt supported. I feel empowered being a woman. I am so grateful for NYWC. I am so happy that this support system is available, especially when it’s…

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