Get Gorgeous for Grad

Your donations will help grade 8 and grade 12 gradutes feel their best!

Volunteer Aquatics Assistants & Board Members Needed

Applications open for various volunteer positions this summer

Red Cross Babysitting Course

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Red Cross Home Alone - Stay Safe!

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Kids Creative Cuisine

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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…

Land Acknowledgement 

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

Ontario Budget 2024: YWCA Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

Ontario Budget 2024: YWCA Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

January 31, 2024  The Honourable Peter BethlenfalvyMinister of Financec/o Budget SecretariatFrost Building North, 3rd Floor95 Grosvenor StreetToronto, ON M7A 1Z1 submissions@ontario.ca Dear Minister Bethlenfalvy: YWCA Ontario is a provincial coalition of YWCA Member...

WWV 2023: Not on our streets, Not in our screens

WWV 2023: Not on our streets, Not in our screens

October 16 - 20, 2023 During the third week of October, YWCAs observe the Week Without Violence to envision and advocate for a violence-free world. This year, join us in creating a movement to end gender-based violence in every space where it occurs. We know that...

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