Registered Name: YWCA NWT

Business Number: 119307411RR0001

Our Mission

We build safe and equitable communities where women and families can realize their full potential.


We are the NWT's longest-serving charitable organization, and have been dedicated to northern women and families for more than 50 years. Providing affordable, supportive transitional housing is a key element of our mandate, as well as providing shelter from family violence to women and their dependent children at our shelters in Yellowknife and Fort Smith. We also provide support groups for children who have witnessed violence in their homes, and other youth empowerment programs so youth can be the best they can be - GirlSpace and Dudes Club. 

Our after-school programs provide affordable care for children at most Yellowknife schools, and during some school breaks. 

In addition, our family support workers work with families to address issues impacting their lives including trauma, addictions and joblessness, and provide referrals to other community support services. 

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