• International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8. It’s a time to celebrate women's work and those who empower us.

This year, YWCA is profiling women in our community who make a difference – big or small. Over the next two weeks we are highlighting the brilliant women who improve the lives of those around them on our social media channels.

You can join us in the celebration by honouring women who inspire you on your Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #YWCAInspiringWomen 


As a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving women’s equality, we work year-round to create opportunities that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities for women and their families.

HOW THE YWCA METRO VANCOUVER IS SUPPORTING YOUNG WOMEN

​In 2016, the YWCA: 

  • Provided 449 low-income single mothers with a home in one of seven YWCA housing communities
  • Served 32,008 hot plates of food to women and children in the Downtown Eastside through YWCA Crabtree Corner
  • 201 single mothers and children made progress towards economic independence through YWCA Single Mothers' Support Services
  • Matched 73 high school girls with professional women through the YWCA high school mentorship program​

JOIN IN ON LOCAL IWD EVENTS