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What the Opioid Crisis Means to the YWCA

Public awareness around the opioid crisis and its effect on communities is growing, and so is the number of overdoses and drug-related deaths in...

Observing National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day , an official recognition of First Nations, Inuit and Metis communities in Canada. In 1996, the...

What Can Meaningful Youth Civic Engagement Look Like?

Abacus Data’s recent Youthquake survey found that 58% of young people believe in the democratic process, specifically voting to influence change, yet...

4 Canadian Women Leading the Way in STEM

STEM is still a male-dominated field . Only 20% of women who attend a post-secondary program opt for a STEM degree compared to 40% of men. This year...

How BC is Getting Closer to Affordable, Accessible Child Care

Second to housing, child care is the highest monthly expense for families with young children. In Vancouver, families can pay upwards of $1,400 per...

Why Do We Do Land Acknowledgements?

If you live in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard this statement read at the beginning of a ceremony, lecture or event you’ve attended: “I would like...

Using a Critical Lens: 3 Media Literacy Tips for Youth

On November 18 the YWCA Youth Advisory Council hosted its sixth annual youth media literacy conference, YOU th : Deconstructing the World Around You...

16 Days of Activism: What You Can Do to End Gender-Based Violence

Every day in Canada, women experience violence simply because they are women. The relationship between gender and violence is complex, yet evidence...

Orange Shirt Day and Beyond

In the 1970s, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad had her orange shirt—a gift from her grandmother— taken from her by a teacher on her first day of school...

YWCA Thrift Shop: 5 Tips for a Successful Thrift

You might know about the YWCA Thrift Shop, one of the three social enterprises that help fund YWCA programs and services. Visiting the YWCA Thrift...

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