About YWCA


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YWCA Yellowknife was founded in 1966 to provide housing for single working women. Since then, YWCA Yellowknife has offered a variety of services to women, girls, families and people with disabilities in Yellowknife and beyond. Housing is still a key component of the YWCA Yellowknife mandate, along with shelter from family violence, afterschool care for children and empowerment programs.

Its mission is to build safe and equitable communities where women, girls and families can realize their full potential.

YWCA Yellowknife has a volunteer board of directors of up to 10 members. They work with the executive director and she works with the rest of the agency's senior staff. YWCA Yellowknife is one of 33 member organizations that comprise YWCA Canada, the country's oldest and largest women's organization. In turn, YWCA Canada is affiliated with the World YWCA with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.