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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...

How to Teach Your Kids the Holidays Are Not All About Presents

With only four sleeps until Christmas, most kids probably can’t think of anything other than the latest toy or tech gadget waiting for them under the...

The Joy of Giving - Elaine Decker's Story

Fifteen years ago, a work colleague suggested I consider getting involved with YWCA Metro Vancouver. On her suggestion, my family and I applied to...

16 Days of Activism and Beyond: 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...

How Crofton House School Helps YWCA

Why does school matter? More than just a place to learn and connect, school is about inspiring students to make the world a better place. Every...

Double Your Impact When You Simplify the Season

The holiday season is just around the corner! Here at the YWCA, we are excited to spend time with family and friends, relax, share delicious meals and exchange presents.

FOCUS@Work Empowers Women in Job Search and Career Transition

“We are hiring!” This sign has become commonplace across Metro Vancouver in recent years. While it may not be hard to find a job these days, finding...

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile that Stands Out

With 87% of recruiters using LinkedIn to vet job candidates, an active LinkedIn profile has become the standard for today’s job seeker. Standing out...

Pathways to Leadership Supports the Unique Needs of Immigrant Single Mothers

Settling in a new country poses many challenges. Accessing community, employment, language and life resources isn’t an easy task for any newcomer,...

Self-Compassion - How to Be Kind to Yourself

We hear a lot about self-care and the importance of taking ‘me time’ whenever possible. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, curling up with a good...

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