Blog Posts from September, 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...