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It Takes a Village to Grow a Garden

For many low-income families who access YWCA services, buying fresh produce and nutritious food is challenging. That's where the YWCA Rooftop Garden...

Seniors Connect at YWCA Crabtree Corner

YWCA Crabtree Corner is a hub of activity in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, offering programs for families in times of need. While many services are...

What the Opioid Crisis Means to the YWCA

Public awareness around the opioid crisis and its effect on communities is growing, and so is the number of overdoses and drug-related deaths in...

Changing Lives for 121 Years

In 2018, the YWCA Metro Vancouver helped change the lives of 46,106 clients and program participants. With the support of our generous donors, we...

YWCA Hotel Is Expanding! Here's Why

A large display with the words “Clang! Sorry! Clang Clang! Really sorry!” hangs curiously on the side of the YWCA Hotel/Residence on Beatty. As...

How a Truck Driving Training Program Changed Lisa's Life

Meet Lisa. She’s been a hydrovac truck driver with Badger Daylighting for about a year now. She’s got stable hours, loves the work she does and has...

Let’s Talk About Canada Day

As an immigrant, I’ve always loved to celebrate Canada Day. Since moving here, every July 1st I’ve worn red, attended a community event or parade and...

Observing National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day , an official recognition of First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in Canada. In 1996, the...

Recognizing Unpaid Care: Why We Need to Make Invisible Work Visible

From cooking, cleaning and caring for children and elderly family members, to scheduling doctor’s appointments and parent-teacher meetings, women...

2019 Summer Events in Metro Vancouver

Summer is upon us - the sun’s shining and events are popping up all over Metro Vancouver! From cultural fairs to community events, we thought we’d...

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