Meet: Brenda

Meet: Brenda

Women Build Hamilton:Brenda’s Story Brenda’s new apartment at the Putman Family YWCA on Ottawa Street is more than just a home – it’s a sign of their independence. The second-floor apartment in the new, state-of-the-art building that Brenda shares with her...
Meet: Georgina Rosenberg

Meet: Georgina Rosenberg

Women Build Hamilton: Georgina’s Story Ever since she was little, Georgina Rosenberg’s parents told her to give as much as she could. “They taught us then that it doesn’t matter how little you have – find something to give,” she said. “That was always...
Meet: Abrar

Meet: Abrar

Women Build Hamilton: Abrar’s Story Abrar Mechmechia knows the deep value of community . Abrar, who spent much of her childhood in Aleppo, Syria, watched her entire community crumble when the civil war erupted in 2011. When she immigrated to Canada in 2017, she slowly...
Meet: Dr. Carys Massarella

Meet: Dr. Carys Massarella

Women Build Hamilton: Dr. Carys Massarella’s Story Dr. Carys Massarella is the embodiment of a community-builder. A member of YWCA Hamilton’s board of directors, Carys is an emergency room doctor at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, a world-renowned speaker, a recipient...