Media


YWCA Toronto is a respected voice in the media on issues that impact the lives of women and girls. Below you can find the Association’s latest press releases and highlights of related media coverage.

Brock to participate in UN campaign to end gender-based violence - mentions YWCA Toronto
Niagara Falls Review | November 26, 2020

The COVID-19 Divide - featuring an interview with Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Director of Advocacy and Communications
CTV News | October 24, 2020

Why we need universal child care in Canada - joint op-ed by Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Director of Advocacy and Communications and community partners
NOW Toronto | September 16, 2020

Poverty reduction central to building back better - written by Heather McGregor, CEO and Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Manager of Advocacy
Toronto Star |  August 17, 2020

Women's groups call for public inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting - mentions YWCA Toronto
NOW Toronto | July 20, 2020

Forty-eight stylish face masks from Toronto designers – mentions YWCA Toronto
Toronto Life | May 27, 2020

Beach community’s welcome of homeless shelter for women has been heart-warming, says YWCA Toronto – featuring an interview with Ashley Brown, Interim Director of Shelters and Girls Family Programs
Beach Metro Community News | May 25, 2020

A Feminist Approach to Ending Poverty After COVID-19 – written by Heather McGregor, CEO and Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Manager of Advocacy
Policy Options | May 22, 2020

Toronto Thai restaurant shifts business model to support community – mentions YWCA Toronto
Dished Toronto May 20, 2020

Why gun violence is still high in Toronto, even amid the pandemic lockdown – featuring an interview with Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Manager of Advocacy
Toronto Star May 8, 2020

YWCA Toronto emergency homeless shelter for women to operate at site of former Days Inn Hotel in the Beach – featuring an interview with Heather McGregor, CEO
Beach Metro News | May 4, 2020

How you can help vulnerable people in Toronto during the coronavirus crisis - mentions YWCA Toronto
Toronto.com April 17, 2020

Thousands march in Toronto for International Women's Day – featuring an interview with Firoozeh Radjai, Director of Philanthropy
Global News March 8, 2020

'No one is consenting': How social media is re-traumatizing victims of domestic abuse – featuring an interview with Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Manager of Advocacy
Global News | November 27, 2019

YWCA's Breakthrough program helps women heal through the transformative power of art – featuring Emily Hostland, Program Worker with the Breakthrough program, Healing Through The Arts
She Does The City March 8, 2019

The red flags that signal you may be experiencing financial abuse – featuring an interview with Tsering Tsomo, Director of Employment and Training
LowestRates.ca December 11, 2018

Statement for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Twitter Moments | December 6, 2018

How Ottawa is trying to breathe new life into a 22-year-old policy for gender equality – featuring an interview with Colette Prevost, Director of Advocacy and Communications
Toronto Star | December 28, 2017

Gun Control is a Women's Issue – op-ed by Heather McGregor, YWCA Toronto CEO
Toronto Star | September 14, 2018

GTA women’s shelters feeling housing market pressures – featuring an interview with Nina Gorka, Director of Shelters and Girls and Family Programs
Global News | August 31, 2017

Toronto Coach Terminal mural to help build community through art – featuring interviews with tenants from Winona’s Place
City Centre Mirror | July 25, 2017

A $15 Minimum Wage Is A Feminist Issue – op-ed by Etana Cain, Senior Advocacy and Communications Officer
Huffington Post | July 13, 2017

How YWCA honouree Connie Walker discovered she wanted to be a journalist – feature on Connie Walker, 2017 YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction
CBC News | May 18, 2017

Federal budget measures assessed based on impact on women – featuring interviews with Etana Cain, Senior Advocacy and Communications Officer and Ceta Ramkhalawansingh, 2017 Woman of Distinction
Toronto Star | March 22, 2017

Look To Women's Shelters To Help Shape Mental Health Conversations – op-ed by Nina Gorka, Director of Shelters and Girls and Family Programs and Etana Cain, Senior Advocacy and Communications Officer
Huffington Post | January 26, 2017

Housing Plan Can Help End Hidden Crisis Of Women's Homelessness – op-ed by Danielle Nakouz, Manager of the Elm Centre Supportive Housing program
Huffington Post | October 5, 2016

This Change in Legislation Should Help Domestic Violence Survivors Flee Faster – featuring interview with Maureen Adams, former Director of Advocacy and Communications
Torontoist | September 28, 2016

National affordable housing plan urgently needed – op-ed by Heather McGregor, CEO of YWCA Toronto
Toronto Star | September 27, 2016

Getting your period while homeless – featuring an interview with Ertha Downey, Manager 1st Stop Woodlawn Shelter and Choices for Living Program
CBC: Out in the Open | September 16, 2016

How going to camp gave me back my happiness – op-ed by Anissah Rajpatee, Camp Tapawingo participant
Toronto Star | July 24, 2016

Canada Child Benefit a Game-Changer for Women and Children – op-ed by Maureen Adams, former Director of Advocacy and Communications and Etana Cain, Senior Advocacy and Communications Officer
Huffington Post | June 30, 2016

YWCA Toronto Statement on Ontario 2020 Budget
November 2020

YWCA Toronto Statement on 2020 Throne Speech
September 2020

YWCA Toronto Statement on Racial Justice
June 2020

Ontario Rate of Child Poverty Higher Now Than in 1989
May 2020

YWCA Statement on Gun Control
May 2020

Income Security in the Time of COVID-19
April 2020

YWCA Toronto Solidarity Statement 
February 2020

YWCA Toronto Statement on the 2019 Ontario Budget 
April 2019

2019 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Media Release
March 2019 

Statement by YWCA Toronto on Cuts to Social Assistance
August 01, 2018

CEO Statement on the 2018 Ontario Election Results
June 08, 2018

YWCA Toronto Statement on the Tragedy in Toronto
April 2018

Ontario Budget Brings Welcome News for Women 
March 2018

2018 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Media Release
March 2018 

Canada’s National Housing Strategy Brings Women’s Homelessness Into Focus
November 2017

Campaign for an Equal Senate for Canada
March 2016
 
2016 Ontario Budget Response and Backgrounder
February 2016