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Celebrating YWCA Single Moms this Mother's Day

No one ever said that being a mom is easy, but being a single mom takes parenting challenges to the next level. With Mother’s Day approaching, we...

Sandy’s Story: From Survival Mode to a Promising New Beginning

When leaving violence, women and their children often find themselves without stable housing – which is the first and often hardest step towards...

Four Sacred Indigenous Plants

This is a guest blog written by Wanda Pelletier, a Cree woman from the Cowessess First Nation #73 in Saskatchewan and the FASD Key Worker Program...

Finding Career Success with YWCA FOCUS@Work

For new immigrants to Canada, making the first steps into employment may seem like a daunting task. It’s not only about finding work, it’s also about...

10 Tips to Improve Professional Email Communication

With the popularity of texting and online communication channels such as WhatsApp, Messenger, etc. rising, emails have been on the decline,...

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...

YWCA Metro Vancouver Announces Nominees for 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

VANCOUVER, BC: YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce 66 nominees in 11 categories for its 36th annual Women of Distinction Awards, presented by...

Free Events to Celebrate International Women’s Day in Vancouver

Since the early 1900s, International Women's Day (IWD) has been a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women...

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...

Galentine’s Day: Celebrating Female Friendships

While a completely fictional holiday, Galentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular. The term was first coined in 2010 by NBC sitcom ‘Parks and...

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