Social Change

YWCA Metro Vancouver's Submission to the BC Budget 2021 Consultation

YWCA Metro Vancouver's Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services SUMMARY OF ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS This...

Essential for Families: YWCA Child Care

YWCA Metro Vancouver has long advocated for affordable and accessible child care for families. We operate four early learning and child care centres...

Violence Against Women Increased During Pandemic

It has been widely reported that the pandemic has resulted in increased intimate partner violence. Many women, including those living in YWCA Metro...

Accessing Justice as a Survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, During a Global Pandemic

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week takes place across Canada from May 24 to 30, 2020. The annual awareness week shines a light on issues faced by...

The Benefits of Sharing Parental Leave

Canada offers generous parental leave benefits in comparison to many countries around the world. But are families using them wisely? In addition to...

International Women's Day 2020 - How Far Are We from Achieving Gender Equality in Canada?

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and to bring awareness to all the work still left to be done. While...

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Statement on the 2020 Budget Announcement

BC Budget 2020 delivers on the final year of its three-year commitments set out in budget 2018 but could have done more for people living in poverty...

Child Care: What We Need and Why It Matters

On February 18, the BC Government will announce its 2020 Budget. We want to see further investment in child care to continue the work towards...

15 Movies That Defy Gender Stereotypes

It’s January in Vancouver… and by that we mean it’s dark 23 hours of the day and raining 99% of the time. Perfect movie weather! Unfortunately...

Canada’s First Second-Stage Transition House Turns 40 – Mira’s Story

This year marks the 40th anniversary of YWCA Munroe House, Canada’s first second-stage transition house. While “it’s complicated to ‘celebrate’ four...

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