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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...

Finding Career Success with YWCA FOCUS@Work

For new immigrants to Canada, making the first steps into employment may seem like a daunting task. It’s not only about finding work, it’s also about...

The Volunteer Instructors

As a non-profit organization, volunteers are an integral part of our facility. In fact, 52% of our classes are taught by volunteer instructors! We...

How Diana Turned Her Life Around

Single mothers and their children remain the poorest families in BC – they have the most difficulty finding affordable housing and are among the most...

10 Tips to Improve Professional Email Communication

With the popularity of texting and online communication channels such as WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. rising, emails have been on the decline,...

4 Canadian Women Leading the Way in STEM

STEM is still a male-dominated field . Only 20% of women who attend a post-secondary program opt for a STEM degree compared to 40% of men. This year...

YWCA Metro Vancouver Announces Nominees for 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

VANCOUVER, BC: YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce 66 nominees in 11 categories for its 36th annual Women of Distinction Awards, presented by...

International Women’s Day - Celebrating Progress, While Still Pressing for Change

This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day —a day to honour the women in our lives, recognize the accomplishments made by women worldwide...

Free Events to Celebrate International Women’s Day in Vancouver

Since the early 1900s, International Women's Day (IWD) has been a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women...

How BC is Getting Closer to Affordable, Accessible Child Care

Second to housing, child care is the highest monthly expense for families with young children. In Vancouver, families can pay upwards of $1,400 per...

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