We are excited to share YWCA Toronto’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, A Bold Purpose.

YWCA Toronto has risen to the challenges of our time with a renewed commitment to social justice, intersectional feminism, and collaboration. Our new strategic plan outlines an ambitious vision: A radical transformation of society where all women, girls and gender diverse people can thrive.

We are incredibly proud of our work. As this pandemic has highlighted, gender inequities persist – and they are compounded by other forms of inequality. Intersectional feminism allows us to support the various communities of women who continue to face marginalization, violence and poverty due to colonialism, sexism, racism, ableism, and transphobia.

The resilience of women – the determination of women – drives our work. We continue to be inspired by the women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond.

YWCA Toronto’s role as a community leader and collaborator is clear. Every year, we serve over 13,000 community members across Toronto, helping people find safety, gain meaningful employment, and access affordable, supportive housing. Building youth leadership and the voices of young women is also of critical importance to us.

We are committed to not just helping women get back on their feet, but to push for a transformation of society in order to achieve genuine gender equality, racial justice and prosperity for all. Anything less is far too little for us. Our voices matter.

We are so thrilled to share our new plan with you.

A Bold Purpose gives us the encouragement to tackle some of society’s biggest challenges with compassion
and a strong sense of who we are: proud feminists.


Heather McGregor
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Toronto
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Barb Keenan
President, Board of Directors
YWCA Toronto