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Rich by 26

YWCA Canada Board Member Leslie Scorgie made a big splash in the financial world when she began writing and speaking on financial literacy over 9 years ago. She’s even appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show!

In light of her newest book “Rich by 40”–the Globe and Mail ran a great article about Leslie and some of her tips for financial freedom.

You can order her new book “Rich by 40” HERE.


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Two Minute Action: Craigslist

A lot of people know about and have used Craigslist. I know that I have–I’ve purchased 2 “new to me” bikes from people in my area. It’s a great way to buy and sell things for a decent price. Heck, re-using and reselling items is even good for the enviroment.

But, buying and selling women, girls and human trafficking victims is also possible on Craigslist.

This petition gives some background,

Last year, Craigslist.org announced they would remove their erotic services section.  The announcement came after pressure from the anti-trafficking community and complaints that Craigslist was being used widely to promote prostitution, sometimes involving children and human trafficking victims.

However, that section has been replaced with an adult services section which contains many of the same ads, though now thinly disguised as legal erotic services.  The change has been in the title alone, not in the content.

Please take a moment to read the petition and consider adding your name.

Women and girls are not for sale.


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April 24th is World YWCA Day

Did you know that April 24th is World YWCA day?

As a member of YWCA Hamilt0n you are connected to 25 million women and girls in over 125 countries!

World YWCA Day is a day to celebrate, reflect and rejoice together.

The World YWCA’s advocacy agenda focuses on four priority areas:

1. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV and AIDS

2. Violence Against Women, Human Rights

3. Peace with justice

4. Economic empowerment and environmental sustainability

Take a moment to check out the great work of the World YW.