Blog Posts from June, 2016

Welcome to My Life: Why you should volunteer too!

This is the last of a three-part series about Welcome to My Life , a YWCA Youth Education program designed to help Grade 7 girls make smart choices...

YWCA AGM: There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect victim’

This year, our Annual General Meeting ( AGM ) was billed as an event that would explore the fallout from Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial. The...

4 Tools to Promote Yourself in Your Job Search

If you’re a strategic job seeker, you know that the job search goes beyond the job posting. Way beyond. This is where self-marketing comes in. The...

YWCA: One Movement, Many Hearts

Each year, YWCA staff, board members and volunteers from across Canada gather for the Annual Members Meeting ( AMM ). This year, the event took place...

National Aboriginal Day: Honouring and serving Indigenous women

June 21 is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. On this day, we recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of our...

5 ways the YWCA Metro Vancouver is shifting a culture of sexualization

Turn on the television, flip through a magazine, browse social media or walk through a mall and you’ll see the hypersexualized landscape that youth...

Welcome to My Life: Why I stayed as a volunteer

This is part two of a three-part series about Welcome to My Life , a YWCA Youth Education program designed to help Grade 7 girls make smart choices...

Announcing the 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards recipients

YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the recipients of its 33rd annual Women of Distinction Awards. More than 1,400 guests and volunteers...

Everything you need to know to succeed at phone interviews

After you’ve hit SEND on a job application, get ready for the interview. Telephone interviewing is becoming increasingly popular as an additional...

How YWCA youth resist the sexualization of women and girls

Did you know: almost every type of media contributes to sexualization and encourages self-objectification of girls and women? Teens are surrounded by...