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Parliamentary Secretary for BC’s non-profit sector welcomed by YWCA

YWCA Metro Vancouver has welcomed the provincial government’s commitment to BC’s non-profit sector with the appointment of Niki Sharma as...

YWCA Simplify the Season: Brighten the Holidays for Families in Need

As we approach another holiday season, many of us begin to feel the pressures this time of year can bring, especially around gift-giving. YWCA staff...

Next 125 Ambassadors Share Generosity and Wisdom

Social change often begins around a table. This was how YWCA Metro Vancouver began in 1897, when a small group of women recognized that single women...

YWCA May Brown Place: Safe Affordable Family Homes in Memory of an Icon

In early 2021, our newest housing community for women and children will open in North Vancouver. Formerly known as YWCA St. Georges, this housing has...

We Can Help Youth Reach Their Full Potential, Even in a COVID-19 World

The uncertainty, disruptions and isolation brought by COVID-19 have increased stress and anxiety for all youth, but even more so for young people in...

Why You Should Wear Orange on Orange Shirt Day

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day - a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools, as well as their...

The 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients

YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the recipients of its 37th annual Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank. More than 800...

Why a Feminist Economic Recovery Plan is Essential to Advancing Gender Equality

Women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people have been at the forefront of Canada’s pandemic response and women need to be centered in Canada’s...

Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming a Mentor

Many people who are new to mentorship think that mentoring someone is a one-way street of giving time and advice, ultimately enriching the mentee’s...

YWCA Rooftop Garden: Our Most Beloved Hidden Gem

The Rooftop Garden is one of the YWCA’s most beloved hidden gems. It is a healthy, diverse ecosystem in the middle of downtown Vancouver, and it...

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