As a member agency of YWCA Canada, YWCA Cambridge is part of a national movement known as the country’s oldest and largest women's multi-service organization. Locally, we provide child care across the city, as well as summer camps, youth programming and women’s pre-employment services and support. In 2010, the WIGG boutique was born out of a need to generate funding to support our programing and services (since YWCA Cambridge has no core funding) and also out of a desire to highlight some of the amazing woman makers and designers Canada and the world has to offer. We believe empowered women empower women, and that certainly extends to the world of commerce, which is why a purchase at our store means supporting woman makers, woman workers and women accessing our services. Learn More

Program Spotlight

Youth Programs

Our youth programs use a strengths-based participant-led model and help girls, young women and non-binary youth build skills in areas important to them, such as: STEM, healthy relationships, wellbeing, mental health, social justice and critical thinking.

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The W

The W, operated by YWCA Cambridge, is a magical inclusive space in downtown Galt that brings together girls and women from all walks to build new skills and work towards their dreams. The W builds community by building a network of people that support each other.

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Employment Programs

Our women’s employment programs provide the opportunity for women to gain the skills and confidence needed to be successful in a workplace or school setting. Participants learn to use their strengths to develop life goals and to build meaningful connections.

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Our Impact

Mentee & Mentor dish on their favourite YWCA Cambridge Program

YWCA Cambridge Testimonials

“It is an amazing and supportive program! I’d advise anyone to go. I came into this program with crippling anxiety, and within weeks of routine and support, I started feeling better.”

Participant Small Steps Program

"I liked all the activities we did, but especially friendship soup; it reminded me what I wanted in a friendship and that it's okay to not be friends anymore if you don't have the right recipe."

Participant age 12