Women's Day

Registration will open Jan 30 @ 9am

Project Tiny Hope

Help us brighten lives and build community.

Call for Volunteers

Give back. Find the role that fits you best.

Landscaping Basics

St.Thomas classes begin Feb 6

Microsoft Word & Excel

3-week & 4-week adult courses coming soon

Home Alone - Stay Safe

Canadian Red Cross youth program winter registration now open


Canadian Red Cross youth program winter registration now open


Canada’s first National Emergency Survivor Support Fund providing women, gender-diverse people and their families with financial support to leave unsafe homes or emergency shelters/precarious housing situations and begin their healing journeys.


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Our History

Since 1902 we have proudly provided much needed services and programs to the community of St. Thomas and Elgin County. Read more…

Our Mission, Beliefs and Board of Directors

With compassion, strength and diversity the staff and Board of Directors come together to create positive changes in our community. Learn more…

Lisa’s journey

A reflection of the Housing Supports offered through the YWCA.  Struggling with generational poverty, abuse and addictions, at age 48 Lisa was referred to the YWCA St. Thomas Elgin by her continuing education teacher. Lisa was trying to make changes in an environment...

Amy’s journey

Amy now holds her head up high; with a radiant smile and looks forward to the future.

Courtney’s journey

Home is not a place… it’s a feeling

Natalie’s journey

The YWCA gave me the opportunity to start over and choose a better life.

Recent News

Equity & Diversity: Beyond the Box Mural Project

Equity & Diversity: Beyond the Box Mural Project

We are pleased to announce the winning design of our Beyond the Box Mural Project has been provided by local artist Ann-Marie Cheung. “A Brighter Future” is vibrant, diverse and an imaginative design that will certainly add to the beauty of 16 Mary Street. Follow our...

Winter Coat Drive

Winter Coat Drive

NOW ACCEPTING DONATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1 Coats Snowpants Warm wear accessories *All sizes accepted for women, men, children & youth *Must be new or gently used Donations can be delivered to YWCA main Reception16 Mary st West, St.ThomasMon - Fri 9am - 12pm / 1pm -...

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