There are many ways you can support the work of YWCA Toronto.

  • ONLINE Access our Donation Form here.
    It's quick, easy and secure.

  • BY PHONE Please call us at 416.961.8100 x352

  • BY MAIL YWCA Toronto, 87 Elm Street
    Toronto, ON  M5G 0A8


Turning Point Partner

Donors who are inspired to give $1,000 plus annually are welcomed as YWCA Toronto Turning Point Partners. Whether you make this gift all at once, monthly or in installments, your gift helps to ensure that we continue to be there when vulnerable women and families need us most. 

Being a Turning Point Partner offers a more intimate way to understand and experience your gift at work through regular communications, exclusive tours of YWCA Toronto programs and special events featuring dynamic speakers on women’s issues and philanthropy. Your donation is recognized in our Annual Report and on our website.


Give in Memory or Honour

Celebrate a special person or occasion by making a gift in their honour. Celebrate the life of someone dear to you by giving a gift in their memory.

We will send acknowledgement with a card on your behalf —the amount of your donation will not be included in the card. A tax receipt will be issued. Donate today.


Karla Danan Ravela, Donor Services and Operations Officer 
kravela@ywcatoronto.org  |  416.961.8101 x352


Leave a Legacy or Bequest

Make your values your legacy by including YWCA Toronto in your will. Join the YWCA Toronto Monarch Society and you can create change in your community in a simple and tax-effective way. We can provide sample wording for relevant documents and work with you to develop a plan that you can review with your professional advisors.

Support YWCA Toronto through your financial and estate plans, including:

  • stocks or securities
  • bequest of cash or property
  • registered retirement savings plans
  • life insurance
  • gifts of residual interest
  • charitable remainder trusts
  • annuities

Have you already arranged to support YWCA Toronto? Please let us know; we want to thank you and ensure we can fulfill your wishes. YWCA Toronto’s legal name is Young Women’s Christian Association of Greater Toronto.


Carol Wladyka, Foundations, Corporations and Planned Giving Officer 
cwladyka@ywcatoronto.org  |  416.961.8101 x327

All inquiries are received in confidence.


Become a Member

Join the international YWCA movement of 25 million women and girls. YWCA Toronto is a membership organization with vital links to communities. Your membership supports the over 25 programs offered across the city. YWCA Toronto membership gives voice to women and girls seeking solutions to their issues and concerns. As a YWCA member you:

  • unite with 25 million women around the world
  • vote at the Annual Members’ Meeting and elect the Board of Directors
  • are a turning point for women and girls
  • are kept up to date on YWCA Toronto activities
  • pay a $10 membership fee
  • receive a YWCA Toronto Member’s Circle Card

Click here to become a member now.


Karla Danan Ravela, Donor Services and Operations Officer 
kravela@ywcatoronto.org   |  416.961.8101 x352


Bang & Olufsen Yorkville Run

Join us as we gear up for the 5k Bang & Olufsen Yorkville Run that raises funds to support YWCA Toronto shelters which help women and children escape domestic violence, and transform their lives.

On any given day in Canada, over 7,350 women and children fleeing violence find safety in a women's shelter. Hundreds more are turned away. No one should have to live with violence, simply because they have nowhere else to go.

In 2015, thanks to the funds raised at the B&O Yorkville Run, YWCA Toronto was able to house and support 741 women and children in our emergency shelters.

Whether you walk, run, or fundraise with us this year, when you support YWCA Toronto, you help women establish independent lives free from abuse, and help create the system change needed to stop violence against women and girls.

Register to run or support a runner today.


Gift-in-Kind

YWCA Toronto receives generous support from thousands of donors each year. One way of giving is through gift-in-kind donations, including gifts of supplies, equipment, books, artwork, etc.

Download the Gift-in-Kind Donation Form to get started.


Our Current In-Kind Needs — NEW ITEMS ONLY

  • Women’s socks, underwear, slippers and pyjamas (regular and plus sized)
  • Work/business clothing (gently used is accepted)
  • Winter jackets and boots
  • Women’s health and hygiene items (non-scented)
  • Basic make-up supplies
  • Linens, blankets and pillows
  • Towels
  • Combination and key locks
  • Children’s underwear and seasonal clothing (6 months to 6 years)
  • Newborn baby clothing (gently used is accepted)
  • Gift cards to stores such as Walmart, No Frills and Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Art supplies
  • Disposable diapers and wipes
  • TTC tokens/tickets
  • Phone calling cards
  • Family restaurant vouchers
  • Tickets and passes to museums or shows, community events, sporting events, etc.
  • Hair salon/spa vouchers
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Resources (documentaries)
  • Electronics (DVD players, CD players, gaming consoles, tablets, net-books, refurbished laptops, etc.)
  • Magazines, DVDs, CDs, video games, books
  • School supplies (backpacks, binders, pens, etc.) for adults and children
  • Sporting equipment for children’s programming

Referal Partners
If you have used items you wish to donate and we cannot accept them, please go to the City of Toronto ReUseIt webpage.

If you have any questions about items you wish to donate, please feel free to contact us. Please note that we are only able to accept donations of new items and unfortunately cannot accept used or previously owned items. Thank you!


Aleksandra Vasic, Volunteer and Special Projects Co-ordinator
avasic@ywcatoronto.org  |  416.961.8101 x332

ECHOage all your parties

Planning a party or event? Invite friends and family to donate to YWCA Toronto through our exciting new partnership with EchoAge. Easy-to-use for parents, EchoAge is a great way to get your kids thinking about giving back to their community. 50% of the money raised goes to you, so you can buy the perfect gift, and 50% of the money goes to YWCA Toronto. Click here to get started.