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Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

September 9th is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. In Canada, it’s estimated that each year more than 3,000 babies...

How to Identify Signs of Bullying - 5 Tips for Parents

The beginning of September can be an exciting and stressful time for both parents and children. Going back-to-school brings a whirlwind of emotions;...

It Takes a Village to Grow a Garden

For many low-income families who access YWCA services, buying fresh produce and nutritious food is challenging. That's where the YWCA Rooftop Garden...

Seniors Connect at YWCA Crabtree Corner

YWCA Crabtree Corner is a hub of activity in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, offering programs for families in times of need. While many services are...

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...

How a Truck Driving Training Program Changed Lisa's Life

Meet Lisa. She’s been a hydrovac truck driver with Badger Daylighting for about a year now. She’s got stable hours, loves the work she does and has...

Let’s Talk About Canada Day

As an immigrant, I’ve always loved to celebrate Canada Day. Since moving here, every July 1st I’ve worn red, attended a community event or parade and...

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...

2019 Summer Events in Metro Vancouver

Summer is upon us - the sun’s shining and events are popping up all over Metro Vancouver! From cultural fairs to community events, we thought we’d...

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...

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