Social Change

How to be an Ally to Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence has serious physical, emotional, social and economic consequences. It is also terrifying, dehumanizing and isolating for...

Parliamentary Secretary for BC’s non-profit sector welcomed by YWCA

YWCA Metro Vancouver has welcomed the provincial government’s commitment to BC’s non-profit sector with the appointment of Niki Sharma as...

We Can Help Youth Reach Their Full Potential, Even in a COVID-19 World

The uncertainty, disruptions and isolation brought by COVID-19 have increased stress and anxiety for all youth, but even more so for young people in...

Why a Feminist Economic Recovery Plan is Essential to Advancing Gender Equality

Women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people have been at the forefront of Canada’s pandemic response and women need to be centered in Canada’s...

Dating Safe: How to Safely Intervene if you Witness Violence

“As few as 8% of adolescents who experience dating violence reach out to parents, teachers, health care practitioners, or other adults who can help...

Dating Safe: Intoxication Culture and How it Impacts Relationships

“44% of youth surveyed in BC indicated that they had drank heavily in the last month.” [1] Intoxication culture permeates through media, schools,...

Dating Safe: Understanding Dating Violence

“More than 11 million Canadians have been physically or sexually assaulted since the age of 15.” [1] Dating violence is a widespread issue in Canada...

Dating Safe: Social Media And Dating

According to the United Nations, 75% of women have experienced cyber violence online. [1] LGBTQ2S youth experience cyber-violence three times as much...

Dating Safe: Building Consent Culture in Your Relationships

The most common types of unwanted sexual behavior experienced by women in public are unwanted sexual attention (25%), unwanted physical contact (17...

YWCA CEO Deb Bryant Calls on Government to Commit to a Feminist Recovery

This July, YWCA Metro Vancouver CEO, Deb Bryant, was consulted as part of the BC government’s Framing the Future discussion, and submitted a letter...

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