GirlSpace Registration

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for GirlSpace! 

GirlSpace is a Signature Turning Point Program offered by YWCA's across Canada. These five sessions will engage girls in learning about a variety of topics, allowing the opportunity for them to build on skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-reliance, increased independence, self-awareness, and positive self-esteem. 

This program will take place at Sobey's Community Room on Merrymetting Road, St. John's and will run on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM from July 20th to August 24th. This program is open to anyone who identifies as a girl and is between the ages of 12  and 15.

Registration closes on July 15th, 2016. To register, contact Jillian via phone (726-9922) or e-mail ( 

Women of Distinction Awards 2016

The YWCA St. John’s proudly announces its 2nd annual Women of Distinction Awards following a special reinstatement awards ceremony in 2015 after a hiatus of many years.  This year, more categories have been added to better represent the different ways women can demonstrate their commitment, leadership and inspiration to others.  The categories for 2016 are: Young Women of Distinction; Mentorship and Education; Arts and Culture; Wellness and Active Living; Community and Social Development; Public Affairs; Business; and Lifetime Achievement. To learn about each of the amazing nominees, please click here. 

A number of activities have been planned to highlight The Women of Distinction Awards, 2016. There will be a Nominees Reception on Friday, March 4, 2016 (E.B. Foran Room at City Hall). The Awards Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (International Women’s Day) at the Suncor Energy Fluvarium. Paulette Senior, CEO of YWCA Canada will join us for this prestigious event.  Finally, the festivities will end with a special Celebration Luncheon for recipients on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Government House (by invitation only).

Young Women's Leadership Session

Are you interested in a career involving leadership or politics? Interested in exploring why women are underrepresented in these positions? If you identify as a woman and are between the ages of 14 and 19, join YWCA St. John's, Thrive, and Equal Voice during their Young Women's Leadership Session!

Register by November 20th!

For more information, please visit this link: Young Women's Leadership Session

Annual General Meeting Announcement

YWCA St. John's will be celebrating a successful year of programming and collaboration in the community at our Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2015.  As space is limited, please contact in order to reserve your seat.  The meeting will take place at Government House and will commence at 11:30 am, with a short reception to follow.  You can also visit this link to read more about supporting our ongoing work and voting at future AGMs by becoming a member:

Young Women's Leadership Session

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This session has been postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

YWCA St. John's has partnered with Equal Voice and Thrive to deliver a Young Women's Leadership Session. This session is open to women ages 16 to 30 and will focus on encouraging women's leadership and political engagement. 

For more information, visit this link: Young Women's Leadership Session