Blog Posts from 2017

Tell me about yourself – a simple guide to the dreaded interview question

"So, tell me about yourself." It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Ok, while it’s important to tell a story, the employer is not...

YWCA AGM 2017: A Recap

“History may well be a series of stories we tell about the past, but the stories are not just any stories. They're not chosen by chance. “ – Thomas...

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day 2017

This year, Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, but our history runs much longer than that. You may already be familiar with the...

Being a present father

Some of my fondest memories as a child were staying up late with my dad and watching old tough guy movies on the CBC. He had grown up on the streets...

Hypermasculinization: What it is and why it’s a problem

Hypermasculinity is a term for the exaggeration of male stereotypical behaviour, emphasizing physical strength, aggression and sexuality. It relates...

We found this ad at a local high school

Remember when we talked about media literacy and how it helps you break through the noise of advertising? We found this ad hanging in a local high...

Finding yourself before you find a job

Whether you are just starting out on your career path or looking for a change in direction after several years, it is important to know what you want...

Giving back to single moms

Before I was pregnant, I didn’t give too much thought to single moms but all of that changed when I gave birth to my son, Liam. He was born on April...

Announcing the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients

YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the recipients of its 34th annual Women of Distinction Awards. More than 1,400 guests and volunteers...

Why we should question media with our children

On average, Canadian kids are watching 6.5 hours of screen time a day. During that time, they are exposed to an onslaught of sexualized content, from...

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