Social Change

MMIWG - From Truth to Action

Each year during the third week of October, people in more than 90 countries around the world mark YWCA Week Without Violence, a week-long series of...

Gender Equality Week 2019 - Do Your Part in Making Sure #EveryoneBenefits

This week, we join the rest of Canada in celebrating Gender Equality Week! From September 23rd-27th, people from coast to coast will celebrate the...

Reconciliation - How and Where to Start?

Reconciliation begins with every one of us. As settlers on these unceded lands, we have a duty to pursue truth and reconciliation. How? There are...

Changing Lives for 121 Years

In 2018, the YWCA Metro Vancouver helped change the lives of 46,106 clients and program participants. With the support of our generous donors, we...

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...

Recognizing Unpaid Care: Why We Need to Make Invisible Work Visible

From cooking, cleaning and caring for children and elderly family members, to scheduling doctor’s appointments and parent-teacher meetings, women...

Free Events During Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Women Deliver 2019 Conference – the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls – is coming...

How Diana Turned Her Life Around

Single mothers and their children remain the poorest families in BC – they have the most difficulty finding affordable housing and are among the most...

International Women’s Day - Celebrating Progress, While Still Pressing for Change

This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day —a day to honour the women in our lives, recognize the accomplishments made by women worldwide...

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...

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