Established in 1990, the Yellowknife Women’s Society (YWS) functions as an important, grassroots community-based charitable organization located in the capital city of the Northwest Territories. The goal of the YWS is to support and assist women, their families and other vulnerable individuals to develop their goals, achieve wellness and become empowered members of the community. The YWS acknowledges we are located in Chief Drygeese territory. From time immemorial, it has been the traditional land of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. We respect the histories, languages, and cultures of all Indigenous Peoples including the North Slave Métis, and all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community. A highly innovative and widely respected service provider with a team of approximately 60 employees, the YWS promotes wellness, economic independence, and equal opportunities through advocacy and the provision of safe housing, employment services, a managed alcohol program, and accessible child care.