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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.

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Putman Family YWCA – 52 Ottawa Street N

Putman Family YWCA

Affordable housing on Ottawa Street

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Milli Gould Entrepreneurial Centre

Education, training and start-up hub for women-led businesses

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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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Uplift Program

Reskill or upskill in advanced manufacturing, data science and specialized technology fields.

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RISE Collective

Youth advocacy and empowerment programming

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Our Blog

Featured Story

YWCA Hamilton marks Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community, workplace, neighbourhood, and home.
But for many – particularly women, Indigenous and racialized people, and members of the Two Spirit LGTBQIA+ community – every day brings the threat of violence.
This week marks Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, a national week of advocacy dedicated to raising awareness about the issues facing survivors of crime, and the services, assistance and laws in place to help victims and their families.

YWCA Hamilton , Gender-Based Violence and Hate Survivors Week The power of collaboration, May 14-20, National Victims and Survivors of Crime Week www.victimsweek.gc.ca/

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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