Press Releases and 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.

Common Ground: How First Nations and newcomers are building relationships in Canada – featuring interviews with Dolores Montavez-Ruz, Settlement & Pre-Apprenticeship Programs Manager and Nicole Sutherland, JUMP Scarborough Manager.
CBC Radio | January 1, 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

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


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