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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

Youth Skills Development Coordinator

Youth Skills Development Coordinator

Reports to: Director of Housing SummaryThe Youth Skills Development Coordinator is responsible for implementing and leading the Skills Development Program. This project’s objective is to empower at-risk youth, ages 16-29, who are seeking employment but face barriers...

Youth Skills Development Coordinator

Payroll Administrator and Accounting Assistant

Position: Permanent full-timeReports to: Director of FinanceStart date: ASAP SummaryThe Bookkeeper is responsible to assist the Director of Finance with the company's financials, and accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of...

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