Blog Posts from January, 2016

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Vancouver

The Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, is an important holiday richly marked with customs and traditions for many...

5 tips for raising grateful children

Teaching your children to be grateful for what they have might be one of life’s most important lessons, but it can be one of the hardest to teach...

10 Basic Email Rules for Job Seekers

Today, applying for jobs by email is more often the rule, not the exception. For some job seekers this may be unfamiliar and confusing, while for...

Turn your new year’s resolutions into meaningful goals

January isn't through yet, but many of us have already put our new year’s resolutions on the back burner. We planned rigorous routines and attainable...

Volunteering with Boys 4 Real: Finding purpose and making a difference

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone. Uncertainty is inevitable and common in any stage of life. For...

Mentorship is about storytelling

If you’re ever lucky enough to find yourself in a mentor/mentee relationship, ponder this: Mentorship is about seizing the opportunity to tell...

Staying fit in the new year

If health and well-being is the focus of your new year’s resolutions, YWCA’s Fitness Manager Fleur Palliardi offers these tips for keeping exercise,...

Skills Max for Youth: Cody's Story

Cody’s schedule is packed. On one day you’ll find him working an event at the Vancouver Aquarium, on the next he might be at the River Rock Casino...

Change is good: YWCA staff resolutions for 2016

It was what I was born for— to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world— to instruct myself over and over —Excerpted from “Mindful” by...