Fun-tastic Ways to Learn from Home

Review this week’s top 10 ways to explore, create and learn with your children from home.

Cancellation notices for Health & Wellness

Review the latest updates from our Manager of Health & Wellness relating to children’s and adults programs which have been cancelled at this time.

Summer Camp registration postponed until further notice

Registration that was rescheduled to open on Monday April 6th has now been postponed until more information is realeased from TVDSB. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

PUBLIC NOTICE: All offices closed to the public

Your health and safety is our priority.

Please be advised all of our office locations are now closed to the general public until further notice.

Our staff will be working remotely during this time. If you require assistance please leave a message for us. We will be checking our voicemails and emails during regular office hours. 

Wishing all our partners, volunteers, clients, staff and their families well.

Connections in Port Stanley closed until further notice

For the safety of our customers and volunteers our store will be temporarily closed at this time. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

A Message from our Executive Director:

During the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, health and wellness is a priority for everyone. The YWCA delivers a number of programs for children, families and individuals within St. Thomas and Elgin County at various facilities. We are actively monitoring the situation and recommendations of Public Health agencies as they are made available and are working to determine next steps accordingly and also based on access to facilities.

Registration for programming continues to be available and we appreciate your ongoing patience during this time. As with any program cancellations and/or closures, we aim to give as much notice as possible to anyone affected. Notifications and updates will be posted here on our website and social media, posted at facilities wherever possible and we will also make every attempt to contact registrants based on contact information provided.

Please continue to watch for updates.


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

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Fun-tastic Ways to Learn from Home

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