Blog Posts from 2015

Is pop culture changing rape culture?

Rape. Sexual Assault. Violence against women. A culture that once condoned it, excused it and covered it up is slowly changing. Many women who have...

Tips to maximize fitness and fun during the holidays

Shopping, parties, baking, and wrapping. The holiday season is filled with excitement and, for most of us, a routine that is anything but normal...

How to build a resumé when your work experience is varied

Many people are concerned that having a varied career and many different jobs is less valuable than having one straightforward career path. Similarly...

Women in Media: Empowering the next generation

How can a young woman navigate through the challenges of a male-dominated workplace? This was one of the questions answered last week at Women in...

December 6 – The National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence against Women

On December 6, 1989, 14 women students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed in an act of gender-based violence. In 1991, the Parliament...

Why women are still not safe

It is a widely held myth that simply leaving an abuser is enough to keep a woman in an abusive relationship safe, and that once that step is taken,...

10 Things to do in Vancouver on a Rainy Day

Don't let your plans get derailed just because Raincouver acts up again. Grab an umbrella like a local and have fun exploring our beautiful city even...

GivingTuesday: We celebrate you!

December 1 is GivingTuesday, a day to celebrate and encourage giving back. We can’t think of a better way to mark this day than to celebrate the...

How to cope with unemployment uncertainty

If you’re unemployed, feeling anxious and uncertain about your future, you are not alone! Feelings of uncertainty after job loss are not uncommon...

YWCA Holiday Giving: Simplify the Season

The winter holidays are meant to be a time to celebrate with loved ones, and for peace and reflection; a time to spend with the most important people...

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