Blog Posts from 2019

New YWCA Employment Programs Address the Unique Needs of Diverse Communities

Canada’s unemployment rate has fluctuated between 5.4 and 5.8% in 2019, with record-breaking employment gain in the spring. While these numbers are...

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...

Why Young People Should Vote

The election season is almost coming to an end and with that comes a lot of excitement and anticipation regarding not only the results but also the...

Thankful for Connection

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a natural time to reflect on what we’re grateful for. Some of the main things that come up for many of...

YWCA Announces a New Women of Distinction Awards Category

The 37th annual Women of Distinction Awards will take place on May 11, 2020, and this is your opportunity to recognize an outstanding woman or...

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