This hostel shows a social involvement
The Auberge YWCA adheres to the values and principles of the social economy. It financially supports the efforts of the YWCA Montreal and contributes to its mission of building a better future for women and girls.
Throughout 2015 and 2016, over 94 000 individuals, both men and women, stayed in one of the 62 rooms at the Auberge YWCA and at the Hotel Y Montreal. They contribute to net earnings of over $ 307 000 – essential income to support the mission of the YWCA Montreal to collectively build a better future for women and girls.
Your stay has a significant impact on the Great Montreal Women and girls’ life.
All profits generated by the hostel are directly reinvested in this mission and in the organization’s programs. Iolanda-Cristina’s testimony below shows an example of the concrete impacts Auberge YWCA financial support has on the community organization.
“I called the legal clinic a few times in the winter of 2016 concerning a custody issue. I had two hearings where I had to represent myself alone, and because the time limits were really short I met with a number of lawyers from the clinic. They gave me very good advice that was really helpful and got me through a very hard time, and it isn’t over yet. I believe that the clinic and the services it provides are really fantastic. Congratulations! You have all my admiration.” – Iolanda-Cristina, a client of the legal information clinic at YWCA Montreal
Legal information clinic
This program sets up confidential one-to-one with volunteering layers and notaries. They are experienced on law topics such as family, immigration, criminal, civil, housing and labour.
In 2015-2016, such as Iolanda-Cristina did, 1289 people enjoyed legal information consultation.
The clinic is a program which is offered by the Community Services, one of the 4 key areas of action that guide the YWCA Montreal’s intervention and are supported by the Auberge YWCA.
In 2015-2016, 2500 women have been reached through the community services.
A real impact
The story of Iolanda-Christina is only one of the impacts that your stay at the Auberge YWCA triggered, throughout 2015-2016. You have contributed to its social mission by partly supporting the achievement of all these projects.
The Auberge YWCA and its staff say a huge thank you! Now, what impact your next stay will make?