Blog Posts from 2017

National Volunteer Week 2017

YWCA programs rely heavily on the help of volunteers in the community. Across Metro Vancouver, our volunteers do it all: they are workshop...

Know your rights in the workplace

Women should feel safe and free from harassment in every aspect of their life; however, as many as 90% of women report they’ve experienced sexual...

Grand Opening: YWCA Cause We Care House and VPL nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona branch

New building brings library branch and affordable housing to East Hastings. nə́c̓aʔmat ct Strathcona branch and YWCA Cause We Care House Community...

Intersectionality | YWCA Metro Vancouver Blog

People are talking about feminism more than ever. The use of the tag #feminism increased by 20% in 2016 from 2015. #feminism isn't the only thing...

Supergirl donates super foods to single moms

Single Moms Have Some ‘ Super ’ Friends Vancouver is known as Hollywood North because of the large number of television and films that choose our...

YWCA Young Women's National Leadership Summit brings together youth leaders

Last year, through my participation in YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Youth Advisory Committee , I was given the opportunity to join YWCA Canada’s Leadership...

2017 Women of Distinction Awards | Announcing the Icon Award

The YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards is thrilled to announce the addition of an exciting new initiative, the Icon Award. Selected...

Canada 150: Celebrating Young Women's Leadership in BC

In celebration of Canada's 150 th anniversary, YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to host the event, Canada 150: Celebrating Young Women's Leadership in...

15 Vancouver companies with women leadership

Protesting with your wallet isn't a new concept, but it is a powerful one. In 2017, the gender leadership gap still reigns supreme, with only 15% of...

Sexualization in media

The presence of sexually-objectified women and girls is widespread and as a society we are confronted daily with images of women’s bodies used to...

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