The YWCA Niagara Region provides emergency shelter, food, and assistance to women and their families living in poverty.  We are a feminist organization that is committed to social change, and we work to create an equitable community.

In 2018, we started working on developing a new strategic plan, which we are now proud to share with all of our supporters. Please see below for our new mission and vision statements and check out our strategic plan for an in-depth understanding of what we have planned for the next five years.


To be the change agent for community transformation ending gender inequity and social injustice.


An equitable society where women and families thrive.

What became apparent in conversations with different stakeholders is that the issues that we address in our daily work are ultimately rooted in inequity. To truly support the women and families we serve, we must make it a priority to address the underlying causes of issues such as poverty, homelessness and human trafficking. Based on this premise, we developed the new mission and vision and our new strategic plan.

2020/2021 By The Numbers

In 2021/2021…