Summer Swim - Aylmer Pool Program

Make a splash with your family this summer and register for swim lessons, daily recreational or monthly passes at the Aylmer outdoor pool. Learn more about how we will be keeping everyone safe through our new COVID Guidelines. 

Public Notice

Stage One of the Roadmap to Reopen – We are thrilled to be able to open our doors once again starting Wednesday June 16 at 9am. It is recommended that appointments be made in advance for services as some staff may be working remotely.

Project Tiny Hope

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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

Executive Director Announces Retirement

Executive Director Announces Retirement

May 11, 2021 With mixed feelings, I announce that our Executive Director, Marla Champion, has informed the Board of Directors of her plans to retire. Marla joined the YWCA St Thomas Elgin as the Executive Director in 1993. Over the last 25 years, under her leadership,...

The Doug Tarry Challenge

The Doug Tarry Challenge

Time to Build! May 5, 2021 - Project Tiny Hope is a partnership effort between Doug Tarry Homes, the YWCA and Sanctuary Homes. We have a shared vision to bring quality, energy efficient, well maintained and supportive affordable housing to the community of St. Thomas....

Summer Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Water Safety Assistants

Summer Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Water Safety Assistants

The YWCA is currently accepting applications for Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Water Safety Assistants for Summer Aquatic Programs offered in Aylmer to work individually and as a team to provide pool supervision and class instruction according to established...

Community Symposium Addressing Women’s Homelessness

Community Symposium Addressing Women’s Homelessness

On February 25, 2021 Taking Action on Women's Homelessness hosted our first ever virtual Community Symposium Addressing Women's Homelessness to hear how we together can help women experiencing homelessness in St. Thomas-Elgin! Taking Action on Women’s Homelessness...

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