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Best free things to do in Vancouver this summer!

Summer in Vancouver is a special time; it’s the time of the year when many Vancouverites are out and about enjoying our beautiful weather and city!...

Transforming through volunteering

“Volunteering is a two-way street,” says Noriko, a YWCA volunteer and Single Mothers’ Support Group (SMS) participant. “It certainly provides me with...

5 benefits of having a career mentor

Navigating the complexity of finding a promising career is not easy, especially if you are fresh out of school and have no idea on how to break into...

Celebrate Earth Day with Spring Planting

On April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day by hosting events and raising awareness about environmental protection. Since its inception...

Let’s make this happen: affordable quality child care for all British Columbians

We all agree that investing in kids makes good sense. Neuroscience tells us “the earlier, the better. Early childhood development gives the best...

Celebrating Chinese New Year…Family, food and centuries old traditions

A very large portion of the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Thursday, February 19, 2015 -- to welcome in the year of the Sheep, Ram or...

Good Food: YWCA Hotel staff shares their favourite holiday indulgence!

Christmas -- one of the most magical times of the year -- is just around the corner; the lights are twinkling and the colourful decorations are...

Three SkyTrain destinations you have to visit!

Vancouver had a glorious summer -- and now the temperature has dipped and rainclouds are gathering once more... This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy our...

Diwali, an illuminating festival celebrated in Vancouver

Vibrant colour, delicious food and energetic music and dance -- Metro Vancouver celebrates a cultural extravaganza this week: Diwali, the festival of...

Economic independence and security

In our last blog, we talked about the importance of finding support for women leaving an abusive partner and the multiple barriers they face in...

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