Blog Posts from November, 2014

That's Just Me: On solving conflicts and embracing differences

This is Week 4 and 5 in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. The theme of this week was called “Friend or...

That's Just Me: On healthy friendships, values, and expressing appreciation!

This is Week 3 in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. The collective theme of this week’s activities was “...

Scrap stale Secret Santa gifts and do some good this holiday

What do an oversized Canucks mug , a spruce scented candle and a miniature Zen rock garden have in common? They are all Secret Santa gifts you likely...

Three SkyTrain destinations you have to visit!

Vancouver had a glorious summer -- and now the temperature has dipped and rainclouds are gathering once more... This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy our...

That's Just Me: On texting, positive behaviour, and being inclusive

This is Week 2 in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. This week’s activities worked as a continuation of last...

That's Just Me: On volunteer training and overcoming butterflies

My name is Nathalie and I’m a practicum student here at the YWCA in Vancouver as a part of my social work studies programme in Sweden. During my time...

Creations for Crabtree Corner: local jewellery designer supports YWCA Crabtree Corner

Benée Rubin is a long-time resident on Vancouver’s Eastside and feels a deep connection to the community and its residents. Benée wanted to use her...

Media literacy is not a simple test

A key component of being media literate is developing a critical eye, but it takes time and practice to learn how and what to critique of the media...

It’s Media Literacy Week in Canada!

Media Literacy Week (November 3-7) is a national event highlighting the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills...