Aquatics Programs

Fall swimming lessons, lifesaving training & aquatics leadership registrations opens Sept 1

Keep A Roof Over Their Heads

Your support will help fund vital poverty intervention and housing stability programs across Elgin County

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Fall registrations opens August 28

Kids Creative Cuisine

Fall registrations opens August 28

Skills Training & Upgrading

Upgrade your skills through free computer training, retail trade & hospitality, and education for adults.

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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

Announcing our 2023/24 Board of Directors Nominees

Announcing our 2023/24 Board of Directors Nominees

June 8, 2023 YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin announces proposed slate for Board of Directors for 2023/24. 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...

Vachstock – Big Fun for Tiny Hope

Vachstock – Big Fun for Tiny Hope

June 5, 2023 Vachstock coming soon!  St.Thomas – Nestled within a thirty-acre woodlot on the outskirts of the village of Shedden you’ll find an enchanted forest that will be transformed this Canada Day long weekend into the most entertaining music event. Sandy and...

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