YWCA Toronto advocates on important issues affecting the lives of women and girls, including poverty, violence against women and affordable housing. We often work in partnership with other organizations [see Partners & Coalitions below] to pool resources and expertise as well as amplify our messages.
Act now and be a part of YWCA Toronto's advocacy campaigns.
Call to Action
#TOBudget – Toronto City Councillors vote on the 2017 Budget - let's push them to follow our lead. The women with whom we work tell us they need child care subsidies, shelter and supportive housing spaces, affordable rent and good jobs with livable incomes. These investments in our communities help make Toronto better for everyone.
#ActOnHousing – The federal government has launched consultations on a National Housing Strategy. Sign the #ActOnHousing pledge and help ensure that this strategy uses a gender lens and addresses the unique challenges that women face.
Federal Strategy Against Gender-Based Violence – Join YWCA Toronto in advocating for policies and financial resources that help women escape and recover from violence as well as address its root causes. Take 10 minutes and complete this online survey to inform the federal strategy against gender-based violence.
TRC Reading Challenge – The ground-breaking Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report was released one year ago. Take the TRC Reading Challenge – as you read, think about your individual role in reconciliation and urge all levels of government to take action.
A great way to keep informed of the work of YWCA Toronto is to sign up to receive YWCA Toronto's Call to Action emails.
#WomenVoteForAction — Federal Election Campaign
From a survivor’s call to end violence against women, to a 12-year-old girl promoting voting, the campaign helped amplify the voices of the women and girls we work with, reaching over 4.5 million people through media and social media. It made women’s issues election issues.
Gift Box Campaign
Partners & Coalitions