Blog Posts from 2020

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...

The YWCA Employment Navigator Program Helps Single Mothers Thrive

Single mothers can face great challenges. They might experience isolation, unstable housing, food insecurity and difficulty accessing resources and...

Dating Safe: Building Consent Culture in Your Relationships

The most common types of unwanted sexual behavior experienced by women in public are unwanted sexual attention (25%), unwanted physical contact (17...

YWCA CEO Deb Bryant Calls on Government to Commit to a Feminist Recovery

This July, YWCA Metro Vancouver CEO, Deb Bryant, was consulted as part of the BC government’s Framing the Future discussion, and submitted a letter...

COVID-19 Recovery: An Action Plan From Feminist Leaders Across Metro Vancouver

On May 14, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, YWCA Metro Vancouver convened a conversation with a group of women leaders from our region...

2020 Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank – Announcing the Icon Award

The YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank is thrilled to announce BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry,...

Dating Safe: Communication Skills are Key to Developing Healthy Relationships

“In a healthy relationship, communication is key. When you communicate effectively, you understand your partner better and make your relationship...

Dating Safe: How Gender Stereotypes Can Impact Our Relationships

“Wrongful gender stereotyping is a frequent cause of discrimination against women and a contributing factor in violations of a vast array of rights...

Dating Safe: Healthy Relationship Skills

Research shows that teens who are socially isolated may experience worse effects of dating violence and may have more trouble leaving abusive...

Youth 'Dating Safe' Program Teaches Skills for Healthy Relationships

Did you know that approximately 30% of youth in Canada experience dating violence at one point in their life? [1] During preteen and teen years,...

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