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YWCA HAMILTON – CELEBRATING 125 YEARS - 1889-2014

 

This fall YWCA Hamilton launched our 125th Anniversary with 125 Stories ... 125 Voices ... 125 Years - a comprehensive exhibit. The exhibit honoured and recognised the shared history of women and YWCA Hamilton - PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE.  The exhibit highlighted YWCA Hamilton’s 125-year history of supporting, empowering and connecting women, girls and their families.  The exhibit drew the parallel between Canadian Women’s history and the 125 years of work by YWCA Hamilton.  Our goal is to raise awareness of the link between the historical struggle to establish women’s rights and the achievements of contemporary YWCA Hamilton.

“It reminds us of the importance of human rights as we work to build strong communities, grow our economy and secure the safety and independence of Hamilton Women.” Denise Doyle, CEO YWCA Hamilton.

 

#1 The Founding of the Hamilton YWCA

#2 YWCA Hamilton’s First Home

#3 Domestic Science Education

#4 Building the New Annex

#5 YWCA Hamilton and Working Women

#6 The New Building New Opportunities for Hamilton Women

#7 The YWCA and the First World War

#8 The East End YWCA

#9 The YWCA and World War II

#10 The MacNab Street Branch

 

YWCA HAMILTON – CELEBRATING 125 YEARS - 1889-2014
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