Blog Posts from 2019

The Joy of Giving Back - Roberta's Story

For Roberta Beiser, the desire to give back to her community began at a young age. In high school, she became involved with the Hi-Y Club, a former...

Canada’s First Second-Stage Transition House Turns 40 – Mira’s Story

This year marks the 40th anniversary of YWCA Munroe House, Canada’s first second-stage transition house. While “it’s complicated to ‘celebrate’ four...

How Climate Change Impacts Women Disproportionately

There are many worthwhile moments to highlight in this past year’s global calls for climate action. Here in Canada, the House of Common declared a...

Grand Opening: YWCA Pacific Spirit Terrace and Fire Hall No. 5

Families and Fire Trucks: Fire Hall and Housing for Single Mothers and Their Children Open in Innovative Building Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (...

Make Twice the Impact This Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, many of us are excited to spend time with our family and friends, relax, share delicious meals and exchange presents. The...

How to Show Support, Stand in Solidarity this December 6th

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6, 2019 marks 30 years since 14 women were murdered at L’Ecole...

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,...

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