The Hotel Y and Auberge YWCA
#Where You Stay Can Make a Difference
The difference between staying at the YWCA or elsewhere is that all the Hotel Y Montreal profits help support the YWCA Montreal’s mission and provide services for women and girls. This year, the hallways at the Auberge YWCA were freshly painted and all the mattresses and bed bases were replaced, ensuring that the Hotel Y Montreal and Auberge YWCA continue to offer one of the best deals on accommodations in downtown Montreal.
In 2016–2017, more than 14,000 guests, men and women alike, stayed in one of 62 rooms at the Hotel Y Montreal and Auberge YWCA. By staying at the YWCA, our guests generated essential revenue that will be used to build a better future for women and girls. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all our guests.
In 2016–2017, net revenues from our accommodations reached nearly $420,000—a 35% increase from last year.
#Doubly Responsible Purchases
More than 5,400 doubly responsible purchases were made in our boutique. By shopping here, customers are promoting clothes recycling and helping young women with little formal education integrate into the workforce. Some $70,000 were generated from boutique sales and directly reinvested in the Fringues employability program.
Generous corporate and individual donors have allowed us to keep carrying a good variety of quality garments. This year, we collected used garments from five companies, and received major donations of new clothes from eight sponsors including Melissa Nepton, Le Château, la Maison du Pull, Modes Gitane, Noujica, Possibilities Trading, Modes Oroco, and Aldo.
Our social media broadcasting strategies have been successful and the boutique Facebook page now has 2,506 followers, a 73% increase from last year. Join us to stay in the loop about our sales and special events!
The YWCA—A Unique Place to Learn
Each year, the YWCA welcomes and supervises a number of interns from various university and college programs in Quebec and abroad. This year, 25 interns chose to complete their training with us and were instrumental in helping us reach the objectives of our various services. We are grateful for their valuable contribution.
Our Online Community is Booming
To our public and private funders, to the sponsors and donors of the YWCA and its Foundation. Your support and generosity are essential to the realization of our mission and the achievement of our goals.