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Galentine’s Day: Celebrating Female Friendships

While a completely fictional holiday, Galentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular. The term was first coined in 2010 by NBC sitcom ‘Parks and...

Pink Shirt Day: Building Healthy Online Communities In the Age of Cancel Culture

In today’s digital landscape, cancel culture has become a big part of online culture. It can be observed in our day-to-day online interactions, be it...

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault, in Their Own Words

Shame. Denial. Concerns about being blamed or disbelieved. Fear that disclosing sexual assault will cause more harm than benefit. There are so many...

Family Literacy Week - Let’s Make It!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Family Literacy Day, a national awareness initiative celebrated on January 27 to teach families the...

Why Do We Do Land Acknowledgements?

If you live in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard this statement read at the beginning of a ceremony, lecture or event you’ve attended: “I would like...

7 Steps to Achieve Your 2019 Fitness Goals

As the new year begins, we all feel the urge to buckle down and get into a rhythm. Riding the wave of motivation in January makes it easy to get...

How to Teach Your Kids the Holidays Are Not All About Presents

With only four sleeps until Christmas, most kids probably can’t think of anything other than the latest toy or tech gadget waiting for them under the...

The Joy of Giving - Elaine Decker's Story

Fifteen years ago, a work colleague suggested I consider getting involved with YWCA Metro Vancouver. On her suggestion, my family and I applied to...

Using a Critical Lens: 3 Media Literacy Tips for Youth

On November 18 the YWCA Youth Advisory Council hosted its sixth annual youth media literacy conference, YOU th : Deconstructing the World Around You...

Why is it so Hard to Talk about Toxic Masculinity? Ten Men Share Their Thoughts.

At the YWCA, we believe gender equality can only be achieved when women and men work together to create a more just and equitable society for...

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