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Why You Should Wear Orange on Orange Shirt Day

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day - a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools, as well as their...

Five Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming a Mentor

Many people who are new to mentorship think that mentoring someone is a one-way street of giving time and advice, ultimately enriching the mentee’s...

YWCA Rooftop Garden: Our Most Beloved Hidden Gem

The Rooftop Garden is one of the YWCA’s most beloved hidden gems. It is a healthy, diverse ecosystem in the middle of downtown Vancouver, and it...

"Honestly It Changed My Life" - How Mentoring Shaped One Woman's Career And Life

Mariya has been involved with the YWCA High School Mentorship program for 18 years, as both a mentee and a mentor. Now she wants to encourage others...

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: 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,...

YWCA Metro Vancouver's Submission to the BC Budget 2021 Consultation

YWCA Metro Vancouver's Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services SUMMARY OF ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS This...

YWCA Employment Programs Adapt

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s employment programs have demonstrated incredible adaptability over the last few months. In a matter of days, programs moved...

Adapting Food Programs to Feed Families

When times are tough, putting food on the table can be an overwhelming stressor for families. One in six children in the province live in food...

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