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Connections in Port Stanley – Purchase with purpose

At the YWCA St. Thomas – Elgin, we believe that the worldwide struggle for equity and equality connects all women. To put this belief into action, our YWCA opened our retail store, Connections, in 2007.

The purpose of the store is to support global projects that improve women’s economic development and initiatives that support the global community including HIV/AIDS awareness; polio eradication; the building of water wells; and supports for women who have suffered the effects of war and genocide.

All profits help support our YWCA programs including our supportive housing, literacy and settlement services, and skills training & upgrading.

Connections Shop front in Port Stanley

Hours of Operation

(November 1 through December 24)

Mon, Tues, Wed: 11 am – 5:30 pm

Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10 am – 5:30 pm

Sun: 10 am – 4 pm

Located on the 2nd floor of the theatre at 302 Bridge Street, Port Stanley

connections@ywcaste.ca 

(519) 782-7247

Holiday Hours

Please note our store will be CLOSED on December 25 through January 6. Reopening on Tuesday, January 7 at 11 am.

See what’s in store

  • Art and crafts from around the world including local artisans 
  • Fashions for every season
  • Home décor
  • Spiritual health and wellness products
  • Jewelry and accessories 

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Become a Preferred Customer

To receive the latest news about our upcoming promotions, events and to receive a birthday discount visit us in store and ask to sign up for our Preferred Customer Program.

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Connections Store

Located on the 2nd floor of the theatre

Become a volunteer Sales Associate

To reduce the overhead cost of our store many of our Sales Associates are volunteers. Shifts vary throughout each season. This could be a great opportunity for students looking to fill your volunteer hours or for retirees who wish to help out their community each week. 

Please note inquiries will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.

Recent News

Job posting: Manager of School Age Childcare (contract)

Job posting: Manager of School Age Childcare (contract)

Contract Position - Jan 2020 to June 2020 The YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin, established over 110 years ago, is a not for profit, social service agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.    Summary This leadership position is responsible for the management and...

Job posting: Manager of School Age Childcare (contract)

Job posting: Childcare staff (various positions available)

We are currently hiring for Program Supervisor, Program Assistant and Relief Staff to provide care for children during our Before & After School Childcare Programs. Hours are 7 am to 9/9:30 am and/or 3 pm to 6pm. Utilizing excellent behavior management techniques...

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