Women’s Resource Centre

j0409484The YWCA Niagara Region’s Women’s Resource 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 and boys ages 9-18 within specific schools across the Niagara region.

If you would like more information about the YWCA Skills Development Centre, please contact Kayla at 905-988-3528 x.3237 or kmayer@ywcaniagararegion.ca.

Programs for Adults

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.

Sex Trade On My Terms (stomt)

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.

Due to COVID, stomt is temporarily suspended.

Women’s Addiction Recovery Mediation (WARM)

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.

WARM is currently offered on Monday and Wednesday at 1PM – 2:30PM

If you would like to learn more about the program and how to participate, please contact our Skills Development Worker at warm@ywcaniagararegion.ca or by calling 905-988-3528 x. 4022.

Programs for Youth

Due to COVID, our in-school youth programs are temporarily suspended.

655324_49884613-300x200We believe in empowering and supporting kids and youth in our community. We offer workshops in schools all across the Niagara region, which address issues such as bullying, loving yourself and healthy relationships. A lot of our programs are run during lunch and come with a free slice of pizza for those who attend. We also run After School Matters on behalf of United Way Niagara, an after-school drop-in program offered in different community centres in Niagara. Our work with youth is part of our preventative work. It helps reduce the risks of kids harming themselves or making choices that put themselves at risk. We always have fun and empowering initiatives going on for youth. If you are curious to learn more about when and where we are offering which workshops, please reach out to our Skills Development Team at teentalk@ywcaniagararegion.ca or at 905 988 3538 ext. 3244.