Television personality and author Rick Mercer is urging Canadians to support the work of YWCA Canada in a new public service announcement, released today by the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization. The public service announcement is available for viewing here.
YWCA Canada is thrilled to have Rick Mercer’s support of our work for women and their families. With a lack of pay parity, a scarcity of affordable housing, and a lack of affordable childcare spaces, women are forced to stay longer in shelter and require more post-shelter services. Girls and young women are experience increased levels of dating and online violence, making YWCA Canada’s commitment to empowering young women essential. YWCA Canada is needed now more than ever.
YWCA Canada continues to be the single largest provider of shelter to women in the country and the second largest provider of affordable child care outside of government. YWCA Member Associations across Canada serve over 400,000 women and girls every year through over 600 programs, empowering women and girls in a safe and equitable society.
YWCA Canada thanks Rick Mercer for his engagement and support of our work for women and girls.