Blog Posts from 2020

Making Connections in the Age of Social Distancing - YWCA Program Delivery During COVID-19

These last few weeks have been described again and again in many of the same ways: astonishing, evolving, strange, unprecedented. We’re sure you can...

YWCA High School Mentor Introduces Initiative to Support Physicians in BC During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of YWCA’s very own returning h igh school mentors , Vivian Tsang, is the co-founder of a group of six compassionate BC medical students starting...

Covid-19: Financial Supports for Women and Their Families

In response to the outbreak of Covid-19 across Canada, the federal and provincial governments have announced a series of new benefits and changes to...

How to Deal with Urgent Family Matters in the Provincial Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Women dealing with intimate partner violence are facing challenges further complicated by the COVID-19 outbreak. Those who need protection from...

COVID-19 Update | YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Presented by Scotiabank Postponed

To our valued Women of Distinction community, After much careful consideration, and to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19, we have...

COVID-19 Update | YWCA Health + Fitness Virtual Workouts

April 6 Update | Virtual Workouts While the facility remains closed until further notice, please join us on Facebook for regular workouts. You'll...

Staying Healthy at the YWCA: Our Response to COVID-19

Updated March 24, 2020 To our valued YWCA community, With the evolving situation of COVID-19, we wanted to update you on measures YWCA Metro...

The Benefits of Sharing Parental Leave

Canada offers generous parental leave benefits in comparison to many countries around the world. But are families using them wisely? In addition to...

International Women's Day 2020 - How Far Are We from Achieving Gender Equality in Canada?

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and to bring awareness to all the work still left to be done. While...

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Statement on the 2020 Budget Announcement

BC Budget 2020 delivers on the final year of its three-year commitments set out in budget 2018 but could have done more for people living in poverty...

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