BHP supports women and children in need

BHP has shown up to support vulnerable women and children with a $CAD500,000 ($571,050) donation to the YWCA Saskatoon Hope Lives Here campaign.

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BHP has donated C$500,000 (US$571,050) to the YWCA Saskatoon Hope Lives Here campaign to support vulnerable women and children. The event is a fundraiser for the YWCA to address the lack of safe housing for women and children in Saskatoon, Canada.

In 2022, the Saskatoon YWCA turned away more than 4,000 women and children in need due to capacity and infrastructure constraints. The new campaign will fund a new transitional housing wing that will more than double existing capacity to provide safe housing for women and children.

“From providing safe housing to our comprehensive employment programs, this transformative gift from BHP will directly contribute to helping the Saskatoon YMCA serve women and families in need,” said Carla, CEO of the Saskatoon YMCA. To provide services and bring hope to those who need it most.”

“We are extremely grateful for their generosity.” BHP’s investment will directly support the creation of a new education and training facility where YWCA clients will learn new professional skills, supporting them to achieve sustainable employment and ultimately sustainable livelihoods. “The important work done by the Saskatoon YWCA has a positive and lasting impact on many people in our city,” said Karina Gistelinck, president of BHP Potash Plant.

“Access to training and courses opens doors and a new world of possibilities, and the YMCA plays an important role in providing opportunities when people need them most.” Since 2015, BHP has donated more than $50 million to community organizations and initiatives in Canada.

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