The YWCA Niagara Region Skills Development Centre provides structured workshops specifically designed to provide a safe environment for learning. Skills Development Programming is an excellent way to increase knowledge, enhance skills, build self awareness and is a great stepping stone in moving life forward. The YWCA Skills Development programs are designed to address needs and deliver programming that is going to be of benefit now and in the long term to assist with change and difficult situations in life.
The YWCA Skills Development Programs are created and facilitated in a way that best suits the women we serve. The YWCA Skills Development Programs are unique in program delivery and are delivered in a realistic, fun, and interactive manner.
The YWCA Skills Development Centre also offers empowerment programs for young girls ages 9-18 within specific schools across the Niagara Region.
If you would like more information about the YWCA Skills Development Centre, please contact Krystal at (905) 988-3528 x3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org visit our Skills Development Centre Facebook page.Adult Programming
Our Skills Development Workshops respond to needs that are being identified on an on-going basis. They are offered to all of our guests and clients as well as to the community. Please see our flyer for programs we currently offer.
This program is a 12 week employment readiness program for mothers over the age of 25, who are on assistance and looking to start the process of returning to work. It includes a hands on skills building session to incorporate creative parenting strategies. LEARN MORE
Stomt is a weekly drop-in centre for women who are engaged in survival sex work.
The drop-in centre offers care packages for women, as well as clothing and a safe space to
have good conversation and to access supports or referrals if needed. LEARN MORE
With WARM, women are given the opportunity to access intervention and prevention services while living at home, maintaining a job and family responsibilities and creating a schedule that works for them.
WARM values the unique needs of every woman, addressing issues significant in women’s lives in a safe and confidential environment with intervention strategies proven to be effective. LEARN MORE
Programs for Youth
The YWCA Niagara Region believes in empowering and supporting young women in our community. The YWCA Niagara Region offers programming that focuses on issues that young women may be facing. These programs include;
Teen Talk/S.T.E.P.S (Sisters in Truth, Equality, Power and Strength) is a 12-week program for girls ages 8 – 18 and aims to help develop a positive self-image. S.T.E.P.S. is for girls 8 – 14, Teen Talk is for girls 14 – 18.
Over a pizza lunch, provided by the YW, we address a variety of challenges that the girls might be facing in their day-to-day life, such as bullying, family violence and body image.
Both programs help to reduce isolation, increase knowledge of and access to information on emotional health and peer justice.
We thank Ontario Power Generation for kindly sponsoring our Teen Talk program! We couldn’t do it without you.
YWCA Canada is piloting a new national program, “Y Act Up”, which is a civic engagement project for young women 16+, funded by HeritageCanada under the Youth Take Charge Program. This program will provide female youth in our Community an opportunity to come together and have a voice as a council to help make changes and awareness not only within the Community they live but as a national initiative by sharing their thoughts ideas, and making decisions that will impact youth across the country.
We are encouraging all young women 16+ to become apart of this initiative to help make changes and awareness in your community with your voice, your ideas, and your actions! Join Today!
The Safe Sisters Program is a 12 week program for girls ages 8 – 12 that will help girls
to feel in control of their environment and safe in their neighborhoods.
Through interactive activities and hands-on workshops participants learn about topics such as:
The goal for the Safe Sisters Program is to create an overall awareness of the different dynamics of personal safety and to help the girls gain then confidence and skills needed to feel safe within their environment.
The cost of the program is $125
GirlSpace fills the need for girls-only extra-curricular community programs.
The groups meet weekly and are designed for girls between the ages of 9 and 17.
We meet in two groups, one for girls between the ages of 9 and 13 and one for girls between the ages of 14 and 17.
The goal of the program is to help the girls develop leadership and teamwork skills and to connect them to local community organizations, where they get the opportunity to gain volunteer experience.
The cost of the program is $80, meals will be provided.
The Mask You Live In is a four week program for teenage boys focuses on breaking down stereotypes of what men are supposed to look and act like.
The Mask You Live In aims tat the betterment of society by teaching young men a healthy
understanding of masculinity.
Boys Lounge is a program for boys in elementary schools and meets once a week for 12 weeks during the school’s scheduled lunch break. Lunch is provided by the YW.
The program offers a chance for students to get together with their peers and talk about the issues that are on their minds.
We will discuss topics such as bullying, internet safety, self-esteem,self-awareness, team building, understanding diversity and the importance of having an active life style.
The goal of Boys Lounge is to assist the boys in developing a positive sense of self and to increase their resilience to the often negative messages they will receive about how they look, how they behave and what they should expect from their
relationships with others as they grow up.
Every February, the YWCA Niagara Region presents the annual Power of Being a Girl Conference. It is a day filled with activities evolving around empowering young women to find their strength, beauty and potential. High School girls from all over the region get together for a fun and inspiring day.
With this program you will:
Contact Krystal Snider for more information & to register.
905-988-3528 x.3244 email@example.com
St. Catharines Fire Services, Thorold Fire and Emergency Services and the Real Canadian Superstore invite the community to spring into fire safety at the Community Safety Fun Fest. The free event offers a chance for families to meet firefighters for a day of fun and learn about the important roles of other community organizations, including:
Visitors can have their passports stamped at each booth and activity. Completed passports can be entered into a draw for a variety of prizes donated by the participating agencies and community businesses.
Don’t miss is the Fire Safety Trailer where families can learn about the different types of hazards in the home, how to develop a home escape plan, and even practice escaping from a simulated fire.
Join us for an incredible evening of ELECTRIFYING TUNES, featuring two of Ontario’s greatest rock trios, and support an integral local organization committed to social change!
YWCA Niagara Region provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, food, and assistance to women and families in poverty, implementing support through each step towards financial stability and independent living.
Tickets are $10 online or $15 at the door (if still available). Don’t miss out! Tickets are already selling like hot cakes! Here’s the Eventbrite link to order your tickets now: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ywca-fundraiser-starring-communism-tickets-34092495572?aff=eac2
Do you want to attend, but aren’t in a position to purchase a ticket? Contact Anna at 905-359-4225 to arrange for an Energy Exchange. If you have a bit of time to volunteer to help Anna with event details, she can make a ticket available to you at no cost. Volunteer hours can be things like helping promote the event, putting up posters, setting up tables, etc., or arranging with Kaitlyn Samways (firstname.lastname@example.org) for other YWCA volunteer needs.
Communism is a shockingly energetic rock trio with songs that have as much meaning as they have rock, rhythm, and melody. The music makes you dance, and the words awaken your inner activist. Take Care of Each Other, Forgiveness, One of Everyone, Heart Farmer… the songs fill you with hope, connection, and harmony – all while rocking your world like a mash-up of Van Halen, The Clash, Queen, Michael Jackson, and Talking Heads.
with special guests Stellar Ash
Wicked Things Baskets & Gifts is holding a Private Shopping Fundraiser to benefit YWCA Niagara Region on Monday, June 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Come out to Wicked Things Baskets And Gifts to choose from a great selection of teacher gifts, graduate gifts, and other special occasion gifts, and also receive a free gift with purchase.
15% of pre-tax sales will be donated back to YWCA Niagara Region’s programs and services. In Grimsby, you’ll be most familiar with our Grimsby Affordable Housing Partnership, which houses more than 30 adults with almost 50 children.
We need at least 15 firm RSVPs to hold this event. Please select Going to *confirm* your attendance Facebook. (Please don’t hesitate to share this event with your family, friends, and colleagues and have them *confirm* their attendance here too.)
Light refreshments will also be provided
No Fixed Address is an event experience to raise awareness and funds to help solve the rising problem of hidden homelessness, to educate about the reasons behind those who are calling their car “home”, and to impact individuals through an experience that will inspire them to be the voice of change for the “hidden homeless.”
No Fixed Address –is a 24 hour Live-In-Your-Car-A-Thon. Like a marathon or a walk-a-thon, participants will gather sponsorships from friends and family and take part in an event that gives them a taste of what it is like to have to live in their car.
Over the course of 24 hours participants will experience just how little room a car has when you sleep in it, what a soup kitchen diet looks like and how difficult it is to find a private rest room when you most need it. They will be stretched and challenged. They will want to laugh, cry and reflect. They will leave forever changed.