Bike-A-Thon For A Cause

Join our first ever virtual fundraiser running October 10 through 17, proudly sponsored by Hayhoe Homes.

Keep A Roof Over Their Heads

With your help we can continue to provide much needed poverty intervention programs and supportive housing throughout St.Thomas.

Purchase with Purpose at Connections

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Our History

Since 1902 we have proudly provided much needed services and programs to the community of St. Thomas and Elgin County. Read more…

Our Mission, Beliefs and Board of Directors

With compassion, strength and diversity the staff and Board of Directors come together to create positive changes in our community. Learn more…

Lisa’s journey

A reflection of the Housing Supports offered through the YWCA.  Struggling with generational poverty, abuse and addictions, at age 48 Lisa was referred to the YWCA St. Thomas Elgin by her continuing education teacher. Lisa was trying to make changes in an environment...

Amy’s journey

Amy now holds her head up high; with a radiant smile and looks forward to the future.

Courtney’s journey

Home is not a place… it’s a feeling

Natalie’s journey

The YWCA gave me the opportunity to start over and choose a better life.

Recent News

Job posting: Retail Associate (part-time, Port Stanley)

Job posting: Retail Associate (part-time, Port Stanley)

Location: Connections, 302 Bridge Street, Port Stanley Hourly wage: $14.50 for approximately 15 hours per week for up to 16 weeks, depending on funding Must be available weekends Anticipated Start date: during the week of October 5, 2020 Tasks and Responsibilities for...

Launching our 10th Anniversary Keep A Roof Campaign

Launching our 10th Anniversary Keep A Roof Campaign

Released August 19, 2020 - St.Thomas We often think of housing and homelessness as a big city issue, but homelessness does not discriminate, and occurs in small communities like ours every day. Experiences for those being homeless or at risk of homeless are devasting...

A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada

A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan for Canada

Released July 28, 2020 - Toronto On every front, the COVID-19 pandemic has eroded hard-fought gains to gender equity. From massive layoffs to increased unpaid work to the rise of domestic violence, women have been disproportionately impacted by the health and economic...

Water Smart® Colouring Contest for Kids

Water Smart® Colouring Contest for Kids

Thank you to those that participated in our July colouring contest. Contest is now closed. Winners to be announced soon!Drowning is preventable! Join the Lifesaving Society Canada in promoting safety awareness in, on and around the water during National Drowning...

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