NYWC Updates

Black History Month

Black History Month During The Age Of Black Lives Matter

February 8, 2022

Shazma Nafis, a former NYWC intern peer support worker, 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…

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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

Taraneh Vejdani, a former Program Manager at North York Women’s Centre, reflects on her experiences. 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…

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Empowering Quotes From Inspirational Women

September 8, 2021

At NYWC, we envision and work toward a world where all doors are open for all women. In our lives and in the programs we offer, we are encouraged by strong women who have shared their wisdom over the years. Bookmark these empowering quotes from inspirational women who support other…

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