Blog Posts from May, 2017

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...

Women of Distinction Awards – Live Auction Sneak Peek

Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honour individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements...

Why young mothers are hesitant in asking for help

"There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother." — Sarah Josepha Hale For a lot of people, mother-figures play an integral part in shaping...

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...