What are your donations for?
Since its creation in 1995, the Women’s Y Foundation has had only one goal, helping to build a better future for women and girls and their families. It contributes financially to sustaining and developing the programs and services designed by YWCA Montreal to meet the needs of women and girls. To achieve this, the Foundation relies on the commitment of numerous donors, partners and volunteers who are taking action to bring lasting positive changes in the lives of all those who benefit from the services of YWCA Montreal.
The Foundation’s actions and its management are inspired by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethics and its Donor’s Bill of Rights. In this way, each donation is maximized, each donor is respected, and this, in the best interest of the women and girls who are supported in their efforts towards a better future by the YWCA Montreal.
Through your donation, you support:
- The YWCA Montreal’s global mission;
- The YWCA Montreal’s initiatives tailored to the needs of women, girls and their families, in terms of training, legal information, employment services, community services, housing services and programs for girls, etc.
« As a new immigrant, the YWCA’s Women’s Work Integration Program was a huge help to me from a professional, psychological and relationship perspective. I cannot thank these women enough for everything that they did for me and the other participants. Our employment counsellor was there for me through the entire process, until I was ready to fly on my own. I grew a lot over the course of the program. I learned how to prepare myself for a possible interview, how to dress appropriately, how to talk to a recruiter, how to have a first successful interview… And I did it! I got my first job, so for me, now, it’s “YWCA for now and forever”. Thank you, Women’s Work Integration Program, thank you amazing YWCA. »
– Houria, former particpant of the Women’s Work Integration Program