Blog Posts from 2019

YWCA Music Programs

Moms make melodies and memories with their babies Music has the ability to transform lives and connect people. “Music can change the world,”...

Reframing the Approach to FASD Prevention and Treatment

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of preventable developmental disability among Canadian children. 1 The result of prenatal...

YWCA Housing Update | Fall 2019

Celebrating 40 years, a grand opening & a new housing community YWCA Metro Vancouver continues to seek partnerships to provide more housing for...

Giving Teens the Tools They Need to Date Safe

Did you know that 54% of girls between ages 15 and 19 experience sexual coercion in dating relationships 1 or that youth experiencing violence,...

Mapping out the Next Three Years | YWCA Strategic Plan

This past spring, YWCA Metro Vancouver began work on a new three-year strategic plan. Launched in October, this new plan builds on the progress of...

The Next 125 Salon - A Dialogue on the Spirit of Generosity

In recognition of YWCA Metro Vancouver’s 125 th anniversary in 2022, we recently launched The Next 125, a bold new initiative to meet the growing...

Keyosha's Story: Finding Independence and Strength Through the YWCA

Three years ago, I made a decision that would change my life - I left my abusive partner. I was determined to raise my daughter, Laytia, in a healthy...

Nine Indigenous and Community Leaders Share Why We Need to Take Action on MMIWG

In our previous Week Without Violence blog post , we talked about the complex issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and how...

MMIWG - From Truth to Action

Each year during the third week of October, people in more than 90 countries around the world mark YWCA Week Without Violence, a week-long series of...

Make Your Vote Count for the 2019 Federal Elections

With less than a week until the 2019 Canadian federal election day , citizens and residents from coast to coast are buzzing about who our next Prime...

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