Blog Posts from January, 2015

New grads: are you tired of trying to break into your field?

If you’re a recent grad this probably isn’t news to you: men and women graduating from college and university are struggling to find jobs. It’s...

Celebrating Family Literacy Day with tips for sparking literacy in your kids

January 27 is Family Literacy Day, a national day to raise awareness on the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities...

How youth can make a difference in the community

Youth can often have the lower hand when it comes to translating social issues they are passionate about into actionable change. We feel we are too...

YWCA, City of Vancouver and Vancouver Public Library Break Ground for YWCA Cause We Care House

VPL, City of Vancouver and YWCA mark project milestone VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Public Library, the City of Vancouver, and YWCA Metro Vancouver...

Member Success Profile: Tim

After dealing with Type 2 Diabetes for most of his adult life, Tim was determined to make a lifestyle change that would allow him to lose the weight...

Productivity hacks from the YWCA leadership team

Running one of Metro Vancouver’s busiest non-profits is no easy task. And with no sign of things slowing down in 2015 (we've just launched a new...

Carrying the motherload: single moms struggle to get ahead

Sarah’s alarm chimes at 4:30am. If she can get out of bed without disturbing Solomon, her two-year-old son, she can work for two hours before she has...

How to throw a benefit party

Sherry Tryssenaar loves getting together with family and friends. And as Chair of the YWCA Board of Directors , she’s also passionate about giving...