About Us

Welcome to IHCS | YW Thrift Boutique (formerly known as In Her Shoes Employment and Entrepreneurship Training Program)

We are thrilled you landed on our website! YW Thrift Boutique is YW's social enterprise powered by YW's Integrated Holistic Career Services located in downtown Kitchener, Ontario.

Our bricks and clicks store gives women (cis and trans) and gender-diverse people experiencing barriers to financial stability the opportunity to build their employment skills and develop their own business.

We envision a sustainable, barrier-free community where everyone is equipped with tools and opportunities to discover their purpose and reach their highest potential.  Learn more about our initiative: 

Nice To Meet You!

YW's Integrated Holistic Career Services are employment and entrepreneurship training programs for women (cis and trans) and gender diverse people who experience barriers to employment.  Our goal is to create a supportive network of solution-focused services for women and gender diverse people, their families, and broader communities by providing career and community resources, interactive workshops and experiences.  



Why Shop Here!

We are a bricks & clicks social enterprise that sells new and used home decor, books, clothing and fashion accessories. Our bricks and mortar store, YW Thrift Boutique, is located at 102 King Street West, in Kitchener, Ontario. One hundred percent of proceeds from sales in our store goes directly back into supporting women, gender diverse people and girls in our community.



Our Leadership!

Integrated Holistic Career Services | YW Thrift Boutique is a YW Kitchener-Waterloo program and social enterprise.  For over 115 years the YW Kitchener-Waterloo has been a source of support for women in Kitchener Waterloo. Our service areas include employment, housing, shelter, childcare, advocacy and youth development programs.

For more information visit: www.ywkw.ca