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NYWC cooperation and team building

Championing Organizational Strength

May 1, 2023

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…

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

Do you know women who need free programs?

April 3, 2023

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…

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

Looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities in Toronto?

April 3, 2023

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…

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Focus Group

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

March 15, 2023

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…

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

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

February 14, 2023

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…

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

“Whatever you do, work from the soul.”

January 27, 2023

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,”…

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

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

January 26, 2023

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,…

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Empowered Woman With Ponytail

NYWC Achievements 2021-2022: Message From The NYWC Chair & Executive Director

November 24, 2022

While the COVID-19 pandemic was no longer “new” in the 2021/2022 year, it continued to impact our participants, our organization, the non-profit sector and society at large. “The NYWC group facilitators were knowledgeable and showed that they listened and really cared. The topics were exactly what I needed to get…

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Lydia Aysip

NYWC program connects senior to family in her final days

November 7, 2022

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…

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Madeline Lemire, NYWC's Manager of Volunteer Resources

“I Hope To Offer Empowerment & Engagement.”

October 3, 2022

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…

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