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YWCA Hamilton

Our Mission

Women and girls have the rights, resources and opportunities to shape their own lives and define their communities.

YWCA Hamilton has a long tradition of advocacy in Hamilton Ontario and has been a strong voice, advocating for the improved status of women locally and through our affiliation with YWCA Canada and the World YWCA.

Upcoming Programs:

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Putman Family YWCA

Affordable housing on Ottawa Street

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Women-led Business Directory

Local women-led businesses

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Speqtrum

Support for Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ youth

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Immigration & Settlement

Support for women, youth and Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ newcomers

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RISE Collective

Youth advocacy and empowerment programming

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Program designed for women who have experienced breast cancer

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Our Blog

Featured Story

Construction in the final stages at YWCA Hamilton’s new Putman Family YWCA on Ottawa Street

We’re almost there! Construction on our new Putman Family YWCA on Ottawa Street is in the final stretch, and we [...]

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YWCA Hamilton rests on the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee and Anishnaabeg.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, within the lands protected by the Dish With One Spoon wampum agreement, and is directly adjacent to Haldimand Treaty territory.

We respect the longstanding relationships with the local Indigenous communities, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River.

YWCA Hamilton is dedicated to advancing opportunities for learning and education and is committed to the recommendation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Report.

We encourage you to recognize and acknowledge the land that you occupy – wherever you may be visiting our website from.

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