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Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo champions and supports the enrichment of the lives of women, families, youth, and children.

We achieve this by offering:

Early learning and care

Youth development

Emergency and supportive housing

Counselling, advocacy, and referrals

Collaborative community leadership

Guiding Principles

We respect the dignity and worth of individuals.

We value diversity among people.

We acknowledge the holistic nature of human needs – body, mind, and spirit.

We respect the fundamental right to self-determination.

We ensure that women are respected, their voices are heard and their issues are addressed.

We focus clearly, but not exclusively, on women and children.

We act with integrity and are accountable to our community.

Vision Statement

We envision an equitable world where women, families, youth, and children thrive in inclusive communities.