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Attend a YWCA Hamilton Event

Fundraising is critical in ensuring the ongoing operations of our programs and services. Join us or lend your support to one of our signature YWCA Hamilton events to directly support women, children and families across Hamilton and Halton.

Upcoming Events

Be A Holiday Hero

Help make the season brighter for women, children and families in need with the 4 Ways to Help.

YWCA Hamilton is committed to ensuring that women and families are cared for, especially over the holidays. Now more than ever, we need your help to make this holiday season special.

Women of Distinction Awards

In honour of International Women’s Day, YWCA Hamilton will celebrate the trailblazers that build our community. Shine a light on the women and girls who build Hamilton and Halton.

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Past Events

  • Move More For Encore

    Move with us by aiming for 150 minutes of movement per week during the month of October and help raise critical funds to directly support survivors of breast cancer.

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  • Totally Awesome Young Women Breakfast

    Check back soon for more information about our 2022 Totally Awesome Young Women Breakfast!

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  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoe

    Violence against women is on the rise. Wear red and walk in solidarity with survivors of violence. Join us August 11-18, 2021 for the International Walk to End Violence Against Women.

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  • First to Respond

    Joining forces to address the affordable housing crisis in Hamilton. We are first on the scene when community calls. Now, we’re responding to the immediate needs of women and families.

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  • Ability Walk & Roll

    YWCA Hamilton partners with other developmental services organizations to host the Ability Walk and Roll event to raise awareness and celebrate the gifts of people with disabilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

YWCA Hamilton offers a number of sponsorship and advertising opportunities in support of our signature events. Please contact our Philanthropy Coordinator to receive more information and a customized sponsorship proposal. 

YWCA Hamilton events are an impactful way to raise awareness about your business, broaden your audience and align your brand with one of Hamilton’s largest and well-respected charities supporting women, girls and families. As a sponsor, you are a valued partner in YWCA Hamilton’s mission. Your business will benefit from our reach, engagement, and community. Sponsoring a YWCA Hamilton event is a great way to give back and show your support for a cause that you care about. 

You can support YWCA Hamilton’s signature events by sponsoring the event, purchasing a ticket, or making a donation. Each signature event’s page will outline the unique ways you can support it as a sponsor, donor, or volunteer. To learn more, please contact our Philanthropy Coordinator

YWCA Hamilton’s signature events are only possible with the support of our many volunteers. To learn more about event volunteering opportunities, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator.

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Get ready to celebrate! Nominations now open for the 2022 Women of Distinction Awards

It’s time to celebrate the phenomenal women of Hamilton and Halton at the 46th annual Women of Distinction Awards! In [...]

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes 2021 raises over $150,000 to support survivors of violence

Wow!! We did it! Thanks to you – the generous supporters, partners, and staff of YWCA Hamilton – we are [...]

Learn more about Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2021 – and meet the two amazing emcees of our Virtual Awards Ceremony!

It’s time to wear red, gather your friends and family, and walk in solidarity with survivors of violence. The 12th [...]

YWCA Hamilton honours the winner of the 2021 Olga Cloke Bursary!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s Olga Cloke Bursary, Olivia Mancini! Olivia is no stranger to […]

YWCA Hamilton celebrates our 2021 Volunteer of the Year!

YWCA Hamilton is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award, Peter Van Dyk! Peter […]

YWCA Hamilton celebrates our 2021 Women of Distinction

Wow! What a night! On Thursday evening, we welcomed over 800 households and more than 1,000 to YWCA Hamilton’s first-ever [...]

You know her! Nominate her for YWCA Hamilton’s 2021 Women of Distinction Awards

We all know an amazing woman who has stepped up in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Let her know [...]

You walked the walk, your way! Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2020 raises over $113,000

We did it!! The first-ever virtual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes was a huge success, drawing 205 participants on [...]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes helps fund vital YWCA Hamilton programs

When you participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, every step helps us provide vital programs to women, girls, [...]

Why YWCA Hamilton’s Walk Mile in Her Shoes matters, this year more than ever

It’s been called the “Shadow Pandemic.” As the world has faced lockdowns to the Covid-19 pandemic, violence against women and [...]

YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction 2020 Winners Announced!

YWCA Hamilton is pleased to announce the winners of the 44th annual Women of Distinction Awards, which were held Thursday [...]

YWCA Hamilton Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2019 exceeds all goals

We did it, Hamilton! Thanks to you, the 10th annual YWCA Hamilton Walk A Mile In Her Shoes was an [...]

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes to End Violence against Women and Girls

Imagine waking up to the shrill sound of the alarm on your phone, alerting you that a child has been [...]

YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards make herstory

Our selfie game was strong and social media was buzzing Thursday evening, as more than 900 people descended upon the [...]

Women of Distinction 2019 Nominees Announced!

Last night, industry leaders in the areas of art, science, business, health, academia, public service, sports and finance gathered at [...]

Women of Distinctions Awards Nominations Open

The Power of Women YWCA Hamilton's Women of Distinction Awards 2019 Nominations Open Until January 7, 2019 Join YWCA Hamilton [...]

WOD Past Nominees 2018

Acknowledging and Honouring Our Past Nominated Women of Distinction Women’s organizations in Hamilton with the organizers of last year’s Women’s [...]

Introducing the 2018 Women of Distinction Nominees

YWCA Hamilton Announces 34 incredible Women Nominated for the 2018 Women of Distinction Awards Nominees were honoured on Thursday, 18 [...]

Women of Distinction 2018 – Tickets Now Available

42nd Annual Women of Distinction Awards Spend International Women's Day with friends, family, or co-workers at the 42nd annual Women [...]

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