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34 Harvey Road, Suite 326, Paramount Building, 3rd floor, St. John’s, NL A1C 2G1

Tel: (709) 726-9922           Fax: (709) 726-4144              Email:

Twitter: @YWCAYYT       Instagram: @ywcayyt          Facebook: @YWCAStJohns


Mandate: To educate the community about particular issues affecting girls and women; to create opportunities for girls and women to learn, achieve and participate; to ensure our work is grounded in the real life issues affecting girls and women; to advance social change through public engagement and use our voice to call for social justice

Target Population: Women and girls of all ages

Highlight of Programs / Services:

  • GirlSpace: The GirlSpace program offers participants the opportunity to explore a variety of topics and engage critically with social issues. Participants build on skills including leadership, teamwork, self-reliance, increased independence, self-awareness, and positive self-esteem.  This program focuses on building critical thinking skills and personal development.
  • Young Women’s Leadership Program (YWLP): YWCA’s Young Women’s Leadership Program aims to equip young women and non-binary youth with the required tools to exercise their leadership abilities with peers in their communities. Throughout the two-day training, participants will have the chance to build on their leadership skills, network with like-minded peers, and gain insight and confidence in their leadership abilities.
  • The Collective: The Purpose of the Collective is to further the YWCA’s mission and social justice-oriented goals through events and initiatives centered around peer networking, mentoring, and leadership development. Membership is open to all young women and non-binary youth between the ages of 18-30.
  • Power of Being You: An empowerment-based, violence prevention conference for youth. This conference is typically held in partnership with a local school and supports youth from ages 12 to 15 to build confidence in their leadership and critical thinking skills through the development of a stronger sense of self-awareness and awareness of others.
  • Women of Distinction Awards: WOD Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of women and give them a platform to share their stories in a way that empowers, inspires and motivates others to learn, achieve and participate. Nominations may be made by any member of the public.