Blog Posts from August, 2016

How mentorship shaped my path from Grade 12 to university

For over 25 years, the YWCA has offered mentorship to hundreds of Grade 11 and 12 girls. One of those girls is Annie Lai. Annie is a former mentee...

How 'Being Me' helped me achieve my goals

My name is Megan McKillop, and I will be graduating from Simon Fraser University in October 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. I majored in...

How moms can take care of themselves in the back-to-school rush

As summer winds down, moms do a lot to get their kids ready for school: They buy the school supplies and lay out the clothes, they adjust the...

What is labour market information and how can it help you?

The labour market is “the supply of available workers in relation to available work.” Labour market Information (LMI) tells you about the current...

The benefits of being a mentor

Kelly is a 27-year-old lawyer who wanted to volunteer with youth, but didn’t know how. She searched online and discovered the YWCA High School...

Mentorship and financial literacy empower Crabtree Corner residents

The residents of YWCA Crabtree Corner Housing survive on incomes of $20,000 a year or less. Many of these women have experienced homelessness, but...