YWCA Prince Albert provides shelter, food and assistance to marginalized populations to help break the cycle of poverty. We offer life skills programs, advocacy, and support to help individuals transition from our emergency homeless shelter to our transitional housing programs onto our permanent housing programs. It is our hope that by supporting marginalized populations through their journey we are able to be part of the solution to ending homelessness.
We also offer a number of services and programs for newcomers to Canada and newcomers to the Prince Albert region at our Central Avenue location through the Community Connection Centre. We provide support for newcomers to Canada in numerous schools throughout the city through the Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) program.
The YWCA Prince Albert is part of a national and worldwide movement that is passionate about empowering women and their families by providing safe, supportive housing, and programs creating opportunity for all women to reach their full potential.
Our Mission Statement: “The YWCA Prince Albert is a charitable organization providing programs, shelter, services and support that address the needs of women and other individuals, families and communities to encourage human dignity and equality."
The YWCA is a leader in Prince Albert providing awareness through education and advocacy to raise the equality of women and other vulnerable individuals and the visibility of issues in our community.
Our Vision Statement: "Empowering Individuals, Families and Communities to Achieve Overall Well-being"
In order to help us achieve our vision and carry out our mission we value the following tenants:
The balanced development of the whole person in body, mind, and spirit.
Community partnerships and inter-professional relationships.
Fairness and equality for all women and girls.
Honouring differences and diversity.
Empowering people to achieve their potential.
Inter-connectedness of women and their families worldwide.
Accountability, transparency and conducting ourselves with integrity.
Creating leaders by being leaders.
Working together to achieve our vision.
Being innovative in addressing service gaps in the community.
Our Board of Directors
President: Heather Sherdahl Halcro
Vice President: Jan Cash
Secretary: Cathryn Abrametz
Treasurer: Verna Beaulac