Blog Posts from 2018

We #believeher, but we need more than retweets to change culture

At the YWCA, we believe gender equality can only be achieved when women and men work together to create a more just and equal society for everyone...

Pathways to Leadership Supports the Unique Needs of Immigrant Single Mothers

Settling in a new country poses many challenges. Accessing community, employment, language and life resources isn’t an easy task for any newcomer,...

Self-Compassion - How to Be Kind to Yourself

We hear a lot about self-care and the importance of taking ‘me time’ whenever possible. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, curling up with a good...

Orange Shirt Day and Beyond

In the 1970s, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad had her orange shirt—a gift from her grandmother— taken from her by a teacher on her first day of school...

Gender Equality in the Workplace: Where are our Female Leaders?

Canada is ranked among the top 10 countries in women’s equality in the workplace, however, women continue to be underrepresented in political and...

Why it is Important to Vote

It’s that time of every-four-years again - the Vancouver municipal election is right around the corner! On October 20, Vancouverites will head to the...

Gender Equality Week 2018

Given that our vision is to achieve women’s equality, we’re very excited to be celebrating Canada’s inaugural Gender Equality Week ! September 23...

Why Greta Became a Youth Education Mentor

YWCA Youth Education Programs are designed to support grade 7s as they transition to high school and into adolescence. They also offer volunteers the...

Workout to Win

Inspiration, determination, enthusiasm. Where does the motivation to exercise come from? Health Canada recommends adults get in a minimum of 150...

Building Lasting Connections Through Mentorship

Every year the YWCA High School Mentorship Program matches grade 11 and 12 girls with professional female mentors in their prospective career field...

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