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Women Are Builders.

When you support YWCA Hamilton’s #WomenBuildHamilton campaign, you are making a critical difference for women and children in our community.

Women Build Opportunities

We use our voices, our strengths, and our compassion to open doors and create space for others. Because incredible things happen when women unite towards a common goal.

Women Build Each Other Up

We use our empathy and our intellect to lift up those around us, paying particular attention to those in need. Because when one woman succeeds, we all succeed.

Women Build Hamilton

We use our passion and our expertise to help make our community better. Because we know that women are powerful changemakers and fearless trailblazers who will change the world.

Women Build Leaders

We use our knowledge, experience, and wisdom to mentor other women, helping to break ground and make space for future generations of leaders. Because we know the power of amplifying women’s voices.

Women Build Innovation

We use our unique perspectives and diverse skills to tackle complex problems. Because our collective viewpoint is valuable and can lead to ground-breaking discoveries.


Meet: Sarah

Meet: Sarah

“We were there. Our family was there. I lived it. And I know what a difference it makes in peoples’ lives. And I want to give back because people gave to me, my mom, and my brother.”

Meet: Maxine

Meet: Maxine

For Maxine, part of her passion for her business comes from a desire to show others what is possible, no matter what barriers they face.

Meet: Erin Dunham

Meet: Erin Dunham

“We need safe and inclusive spaces for girls to think, imagine, dream, invent and thrive,”

Join the Builder’s Circle

Our dedicated Builders’ Circle leaders go above and beyond to make a lasting impact in the lives of women, girls and families.For many women and children, their home is a safe haven; a key building block for their future and their protection from violence.

As a Builders’ Circle leader, your pledged gift of $10,000 or more will provide women and children with a stable home and the resources and opportunities to rebuild their lives.

As a Builder, you’ll have the opportunity to see first-hand the impact of your support. An investment in women and girls is an investment in the future of Hamilton.

You may choose to make a single gift or pledge your gift over a set period of time.

Benefits of becoming a Builders’ Circle leader:

  • A welcome package
  • Regular updates on construction and YWCA Hamilton programs
  • Annual report on the impact of your gift
  • A behind-the-scenes facility tour
  • Exclusive access to YWCA Hamilton events and experiences
  • Opportunities to volunteer with your family or colleagues and see first-hand the impact of your support
  • Recognition in YWCA Hamilton publications including Impact Report

To learn more or join, contact:

Malgosia Sienkiewicz, Campaign & Donor Relations Officer
E: msienkiewicz@ywcahamilton.org
T: (905) 522-9922 Ext 181

Thank you to all of our #WomenBuildHamilton donors, funders and supporters


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