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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...

What Can Meaningful Youth Civic Engagement Look Like?

Abacus Data’s recent Youthquake survey found that 58% of young people believe in the democratic process, specifically voting to influence change, yet...

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

“If I had known, I never would have reported.” This statement is all too familiar to people who work with survivors of domestic and intimate partner...

Free Events During Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Women Deliver 2019 Conference – the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls – is coming...

The 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients

YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the recipients of its 36th annual Women of Distinction Awards. More than 1,300 guests and volunteers...

Celebrating YWCA Single Moms this Mother's Day

No one ever said that being a mom is easy, but being a single mom takes parenting challenges to the next level. With Mother’s Day approaching, we...

Sandy’s Story: From Survival Mode to a Promising New Beginning

When leaving violence, women and their children often find themselves without stable housing – which is the first and often hardest step towards...

Four Sacred Indigenous Plants

This is a guest blog written by Wanda Pelletier, a Cree woman from the Cowessess First Nation #73 in Saskatchewan and the FASD Key Worker Program...

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