Social Change

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...

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault, in Their Own Words

Shame. Denial. Concerns about being blamed or disbelieved. Fear that disclosing sexual assault will cause more harm than benefit. There are so many...

Why Do We Do Land Acknowledgements?

If you live in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard this statement read at the beginning of a ceremony, lecture or event you’ve attended: “I would like...

Why is it so Hard to Talk about Toxic Masculinity? Ten Men Share Their Thoughts.

At the YWCA, we believe gender equality can only be achieved when women and men work together to create a more just and equitable society for...

Orange Shirt Day and Beyond

In the 1970s, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad had her orange shirt—a gift from her grandmother— taken from her by a teacher on her first day of school...

Gender Equality in the Workplace: Where Are Our Female Leaders?

Canada is ranked among the top 10 countries in women’s equality in the workplace, however, women continue to be underrepresented in political and...

Why it is Important to Vote

It’s that time of every-four-years again - the Vancouver municipal election is right around the corner! On October 20, Vancouverites will head to the...

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