Blog Posts from February, 2015

Parenting in community: how and where to find your village

This is the first post in a 3-part series on parenting in community. Read our second post on Forming a community . “It takes a village to raise a...

Mischa Weisz Foundation helps teen moms and their children build brighter futures

For most people, becoming a parent has its challenges, but for Darci it was exceptionally hard. “I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant and I was...

YWCA becomes 100th member of Better Transit and Transportation Coalition

Transit Improvements Important for Single Moms, Youth and Others Working on a Fresh Start Vancouver - YWCA Metro Vancouver has joined the Better...

Health beats aesthetics: balance is key for fitness success

If you Robin Ball has never been afraid of heavy lifting and sweat. Growing up in Toronto, Robin, 27, honed her athletic abilities in competitive...

Celebrating Chinese New Year…Family, food and centuries old traditions

A very large portion of the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Thursday, February 19, 2015 -- to welcome in the year of the Sheep, Ram or...

The Mask You Live In International Women’s Day screening and panel discussion

International Women’s Day gives us a powerful way to celebrate women’s achievements and to advocate for greater action and investment to create an...

How to raise kids who believe in gender equality

We all want our children to grow up to be caring, thoughtful and socially conscious people. Part of this means raising them to believe in and stand...

5 tips for a happy family

Families come in all shapes and sizes, but happy, healthy families have a few things in common. A happy, healthy family eats a balanced diet, makes...

Advocacy Roundup

At the YWCA, we advocate for changes that support the full realization of women’s equality. What does this look like? It can be anything from policy...

This Is It: how to stay motivated to achieve your fitness goals

Get fit, have fun, feel great…how do you stay motivated when it comes to maintaining an exercise routine? We’ve all had times when we throw up our...