Annual Report 2023/24

Review our successes and community impact over the last year

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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…

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

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...

Natalie’s journey

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

Recent News

New Life to Hiawatha Through Helping Hands

New Life to Hiawatha Through Helping Hands

New Life to Hiawatha Through Helping Hands June 10, 2024 St.Thomas – It is with great excitement that the YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin announces the acquisition of the property nestled in at 53 Hiawatha Street from previous owner, Elgin Community Mental Health Foundation...

Board of Directors Nominees 2024/25

Board of Directors Nominees 2024/25

June 3, 2024 We are proud to announce our proposed slate for Board of Directors for 2024/25. Helen Button – Helen grew up in rural southwestern Ontario. She attended grad school and worked as a writer in the communications field for several years before becoming a...

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