Public Notice

Please be advised our main office in St.Thomas will be CLOSED to the public until further notice

as per the provincial Stay at Home Order. 

Staff are working remotely and may be reached by phone or email.

Stay safe everyone!

Winter Red Cross Babysitting Courses

Virtual courses now open for registration

Winter Red Cross Stay Safe Courses

Virtual courses now open for registration

Community Symposium Addressing Women's Homelessness

February 25 be a part of the virtual experience and hear how we together can help our homeless women of St. Thomas-Elgin.

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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

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...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

There Comes A Time When Silence is Betrayal. Martin Luther King Jr.   These are stressful and soul searching times as we think about how we can be part of the solution to ending systemic racism . We have watched the heart wrenching images and been witness to the...

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