Social Change

Why we should question media with our children

On average, Canadian kids are watching 6.5 hours of screen time a day. During that time, they are exposed to an onslaught of sexualized content, from...

Why young mothers are hesitant in asking for help

"There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother." — Sarah Josepha Hale For a lot of people, mother-figures play an integral part in shaping...

Know your rights in the workplace

Women should feel safe and free from harassment in every aspect of their life; however, as many as 90% of women report they’ve experienced sexual...

15 Vancouver companies with women leadership

Protesting with your wallet isn't a new concept, but it is a powerful one. In 2017, the gender leadership gap still reigns supreme, with only 15% of...

Sexualization in media

The presence of sexually-objectified women and girls is widespread and as a society we are confronted daily with images of women’s bodies used to...

YWCA employment services: Helping youth find jobs and joy

Naturally friendly and outgoing, Jolissa Crossley’s positivity is infectious. She has a wide smile and talks excitedly about her life and pursuits...

Addressing cyberbullying with children

When it comes to pink shirts, kindness is one size fits all. It’s worn by hundreds of thousands of people across the world for one day in February:...

Dec 6th - National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

“When they go low, we go high.” – Michelle Obama It has been 27 years since December 6 th , 1989. This day marks the anniversary of the murders of 14...

National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989, 14 female students at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal were killed in an act of gender-based violence. In 1991, the Parliament...

YWCA Youth shift media culture

Last weekend, members of the YWCA Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) gathered for the media-literacy conference they have been planning for the past year...

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