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Mission & Vision


Mission Statement


YW 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.