YWCA Toronto | 2022 Annual Report
Despite another challenging year of the pandemic, YWCA Toronto adapted and expanded to provide transformative programming to help women, girls, gender diverse individuals and their families find hope in uncertain times.
Since 1873, when a group of volunteers came together to provide housing and employment for women from rural communities moving to Toronto, to today, we have been driven by our vision for a radical transformation of society. Foundational to this vision is our shared belief that access to housing and employment and training opportunities play a critical role in a woman’s ability to advance and thrive.
During a time of economic uncertainty, YWCA Toronto provided vital supports to our communities. Amidst a housing crisis, we expanded our housing portfolio to 820 units and created more supportive services. We welcomed Inspirations Studio, a ceramic arts program for participants who have experienced poverty, violence and housing instability, as an official program of YWCA Toronto. Our Employment and Training programs offered skilled trades training to meet the everchanging employment landscape, and our advocacy and communications team produced a number of digital campaigns and calls to action for gender equity, poverty reduction and racial justice.
It is with immense gratitude that we share YWCA Toronto’s 2022 Annual Report. This report shares the brave stories of four program participants and highlights our responses which would not have been possible without the generosity and commitment of our donors, funders, community partners and staff. Thank you for being a part of our history – together, we help our communities find hope, become stronger and build brighter futures.
To view the full report and the complete recognition list, click here.