Blog Posts from 2016

Dec 6th - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

“When they go low, we go high.” – Michelle Obama It has been 27 years since December 6 th , 1989. This day marks the anniversary of the murders of 14...

National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence Against Women

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

YWCA and the City of Vancouver breaks ground on Fire Hall No. 5 and YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace

City breaks ground on Fire Hall No. 5 and YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace, adding 31 units of affordable family housing to Vancouver. VANCOUVER, B.C. –...

YWCA Youth shift media culture

Last weekend, members of the YWCA Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) gathered for the media-literacy conference they have been planning for the past year...

Sexualization in the Media

It’s no surprise that sexualization is a huge issue in today’s modern, largely digital world. From billboards to commercials, even our food can’t...

I’m [still] with Her

" To all the little girls watching...never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world. " -...

What is the value of volunteering while job searching?

As a job seeker, you know that looking for work can be overwhelming and consuming; consequently, you may feel that volunteering while job searching...

Meet the YWCA Youth Advisory Committee!

Once a month for the past year, members of the Strong Girls, Strong World Youth Advisory Committee have gathered to discuss critical issues in the...

Networking - the missing link to employment

Does the word networking cause you to break out into a cold sweat or make you want to run and hide? You are not alone. Why not reframe the entire...

Living in limbo: we can end hardships for Mothers without Legal Status

At the YWCA, decades of experience have shown us that when we meet the needs of women on the margins, all women benefit. It’s why we continue with...

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