Blog Posts from 2020

Why You Should Wear Orange on Orange Shirt Day

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day - a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools, as well as their...

The 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients

YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the recipients of its 37th annual Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank. More than 800...

Why a Feminist Economic Recovery Plan is Essential to Advancing Gender Equality

Women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people have been at the forefront of Canada’s pandemic response and women need to be centered in Canada’s...

Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming a Mentor

Many people who are new to mentorship think that mentoring someone is a one-way street of giving time and advice, ultimately enriching the mentee’s...

YWCA Rooftop Garden: Our Most Beloved Hidden Gem

The Rooftop Garden is one of the YWCA’s most beloved hidden gems. It is a healthy, diverse ecosystem in the middle of downtown Vancouver, and it...

"Honestly It Changed My Life" - How Mentoring Shaped One Woman's Career And Life

Mariya has been involved with the YWCA High School Mentorship program for 18 years, as both a mentee and a mentor. Now she wants to encourage others...

Dating Safe: How to Safely Intervene if you Witness Violence

“As few as 8% of adolescents who experience dating violence reach out to parents, teachers, health care practitioners, or other adults who can help...

Dating Safe: Intoxication Culture and How it Impacts Relationships

“44% of youth surveyed in BC indicated that they had drank heavily in the last month.” [1] Intoxication culture permeates through media, schools,...

Dating Safe: Understanding Dating Violence

“More than 11 million Canadians have been physically or sexually assaulted since the age of 15.” [1] Dating violence is a widespread issue in Canada...

Dating Safe: Social Media And Dating

According to the United Nations, 75% of women have experienced cyber violence online. [1] LGBTQ2S youth experience cyber-violence three times as much...

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