Blog Posts from June, 2015

Best free things to do in Vancouver this summer!

Summer in Vancouver is a special time; it’s the time of the year when many Vancouverites are out and about enjoying our beautiful weather and city!...

Finding your balance

At YWCA Metro Vancouver, we talk a lot about finding balance in our lives—in fact, find your balance is the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre’s tagline...

Transforming through volunteering

“Volunteering is a two-way street,” says Noriko, a YWCA volunteer and Single Mothers’ Support Group (SMS) participant. “It certainly provides me with...

Member success profile: James

With the support of the YWCA Health + Fitness team, James has lost over 40lbs and is motivated to stay fit. As a former professional race car driver...

Creating gender equality: From cracking glass ceilings to redefining masculinity

Boys will be boys. That was the sentiment from Canada’s top military commander when he attempted to explain sexual abuse in the military in an...

Decoding the Job Posting

Reading a job posting is very much like reading a recipe. Most people know that you should read the whole recipe first and gather your ingredients...

Dads Matter: Engaged fathers help families flourish

For YWCA Employment Counsellor Peter Fisher, being a hands-on dad was never a question—his own father was the same, despite working two jobs—and he...

Why I love being a personal trainer

From the impact they have on a client’s wellbeing to the fun and flexibility personal training offers, the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre’s certified...

Child Care in BC is stuck in the 20th century

Lisa Pasolli did not attend daycare as a child; Pasolli has never worked in a child care centre, and does not have children. Yet, this academic...

It’s Time for Reconciliation

On Sunday, thousands marched in the Walk for Reconciliation in Ottawa, to remember and honour the tragic experiences of Canada’s indigenous people as...