Advocacy Building

Did you know as a member of YWCA Hamilton you are part of a world-wide movement connecting over 25 million women and girls in 125 countries?

YWCA Hamilton has a long tradition of advocacy in Hamilton that stretches over more than a century! A force to be reckoned with since its inception, YWCA Hamilton accomplished a great deal in the organization’s first year alone. In 1889 a boarding house was established, educational and recreational activities began, and an employment bureau was created.

Since then, YWCA Hamilton has been a strong voice, advocating for the improved status of women locally and through our affiliation with YWCA Canada and the World YWCA. YWCA Hamilton knows that a holistic approach is needed in order to achieve women’s equality. We advance social change daily through our programs, services and supports and advocacy. We tackle social issues related to women and girls:

  • Ending violence against women
  • Affordable, quality child care
  • Women’s economic independence
  • Women’s entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Women’s health and wellness
  • Women’s equity rights
  • Supporting girls development
  • Women’s leadership
  • International linkages in the YWCA movement