Blog Posts from June, 2014

10 tips for girls to bust gender stereotypes

1. We’re all under the influence. Understand that the media influences us all, no matter what our age and whether we want it to our not. They spend...

What parents can do to combat sexualization

Are you worried about the impact sexualization has on the kids in your life? You're not alone! Quality r esearch shows us that the sexualization of...

YWCA staff wins Soroptomists Ruby Award

We're very happy for Irene McLellan, coordinator at YWCA Arbour House, who has won the Surrey/ Delta Soroptomists Ruby Award , which honors a woman...

Member Success Profile: Gord

What is the secret to Gord’s commitment to fitness? His lunchtime exercise session is scheduled into his day as a meeting. He treats it like any...

Working together for a brighter future - YWCA new housing projects

Unique partnerships on innovative housing projects for women and their children In winter 2009, Maria* fled her home with her two children to take...

YWCA employment centres help jobless youth get ahead

After graduating from McGill University, Lauren moved to Vancouver from her hometown of Montreal in January, 2011, looking for a change of pace and a...

Mentorship 101

Making meaningful connections through mentorship is something I am passionate about. As the YWCA Connect to Success Mentorship Program Manager, I...

Strive supports youth transitioning from foster care

Transitions are a normal part of life for most of us. Moving to a new home or new city, starting a new job and cultivating new relationships are...

Supporting families in the community: FASD programs at YWCA Crabtree Corner

Being able to share with the group all my problems and triumphs makes me feel stronger. - Dawn, Intergenerational FASD Support Group According to the...

Nourishing the body and lifting the spirit

Remember going to the community swimming pool in the summer or skating in the winter as a child? For families living in poverty, finding the money to...

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