National Advocacy. Community Action.

Employment Skills

One in seven Canadian women live in poverty. The risk of poverty is greatest if you are an aboriginal woman, recent newcomer woman, racialized woman, or single mother. We know that women’s lower earning power means that they are at greater risk of falling into poverty if they have children, become separated, divorced, or widowed. When women are poor, their children suffer.

Supportive Housing

There are hundreds of women and children in Halifax who remain severely disadvantaged and without the necessity of a safe home. Despite over 100 years of progress toward women’s equality, recent decades have seen a tragic and needless rise in women’s homelessness across Canada. Single parent families, mostly led by women, make up the majority of homeless families.

The Family Home Daycare program is licensed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development that approves, monitors and supports family home daycare all over the HRM.
Mother playing with son on living room couch.

2020 Annual Report

We LEAD Wednesday

Check out our LEAD (Leadership, Equity, Activity & Diversity) newsletter! Each week, LEAD (formerly known as WANSA), will share empowering stories that promote women and girls in physical activity, sport and recreation.

Woman walking up set of stair to an open stadium.


YWCA Halifax is pleased to support youth and young women throughout all our programs, in addition to those specializing in this demographic.


See all our youth programs