Blog Posts from 2019

Changing Lives for 121 Years

In 2018, the YWCA Metro Vancouver helped change the lives of 46,106 clients and program participants. With the support of our generous donors, we...

YWCA Hotel Is Expanding! Here's Why

A large display with the words “Clang! Sorry! Clang Clang! Really sorry!” hangs curiously on the side of the YWCA Hotel/Residence on Beatty. As...

How a Truck Driving Training Program Changed Lisa's Life

Meet Lisa. She’s been a hydrovac truck driver with Badger Daylighting for about a year now. She’s got stable hours, loves the work she does and has...

Let’s Talk About Canada Day

As an immigrant, I’ve always loved to celebrate Canada Day. Since moving here, every July 1st I’ve worn red, attended a community event or parade and...

Observing National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day , an official recognition of First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in Canada. In 1996, the...

Recognizing Unpaid Care: Why We Need to Make Invisible Work Visible

From cooking, cleaning and caring for children and elderly family members, to scheduling doctor’s appointments and parent-teacher meetings, women...

2019 Summer Events in Metro Vancouver

Summer is upon us - the sun’s shining and events are popping up all over Metro Vancouver! From cultural fairs to community events, we thought we’d...

What Can Meaningful Youth Civic Engagement Look Like?

Abacus Data’s recent Youthquake survey found that 58% of young people believe in the democratic process, specifically voting to influence change, yet...

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week

“If I had known, I never would have reported.” This statement is all too familiar to people who work with survivors of domestic and intimate partner...

Free Events During Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Women Deliver 2019 Conference – the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls – is coming...

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