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YWCA Transitional Housing Helps Women Live Free from Violence

For women leaving abuse, having a safe place to go is vital. Otherwise, many women often become trapped in abusive relationships or face homelessness...

Week without Violence: We can do better

We understand that trauma is an ongoing condition for many women who have experienced abuse. We at the YWCA would like to caution you when clinking...

YWCA Como Lake Mews Grand Opening

YWCA Metro Vancouver innovates to find affordable housing solutions for single mothers. It's a growing trend across Metro Vancouver as non-profits...

Creating the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Picture this: You are invited to a party. You’re a pretty social person, so you’re excited about the prospect. But then, it hits you. You are...

CARF accredits our YWCA Employment Services Centres

The YWCA Employment Services Centres have been awarded a three-year CARF accreditation – the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an...

Addressing Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Canada

At the peak of this summer’s Anti-Islam rally, more than 4,000 counter protesters swarmed Vancouver City Hall . The organizers and supporters of the...

Risky Click: Talking about online pornography

I first heard of Gale Dines when a friend sent me her TedXTalk, Growing Up in a Pornified Culture . According to Dines – a Professor of Sociology and...

Didn’t get the job? Seven tips on how to deal with job rejection

No one likes rejection, but as a job seeker it’s important to be aware that each rejection is another step towards securing employment. When dealing...

Meet the Mentor: Megan Leslie

Mentoring is a cherished tradition for many people across the lower mainland. It’s a relationship that enriches both sides for years to come. Megan...

Dismantling the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault

Public concern about the treatment of sexual assault victims in the criminal justice system has reached new heights, as has public pressure to reduce...

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