Social Change

Purposeful Repurposing

Sexualization of women and the corresponding hypermasculinization of men are overwhelmingly visual issues. In all areas of society, it’s virtually...

Reflecting on #Cyberbullying: A Pink Shirt Day Event

Sticks and stones may break our bones but the Internet has changed the game entirely. With increased awareness around women’s issues, online...

Family Literacy Day

Start an exciting chapter in your family’s life by taking part in Family Literacy Day on January 27. It doesn’t take much to improve the literacy...

Tips to reduce sexual harassment in your office

What can you do to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace? Everyday sexism continues to exist when no one stands up against it. There are a few...

Is your office safe?

Can you imagine a workplace where half of the women are uncomfortable coming to work? The reality is more than 50% of Canadian women have experienced...

We Remember

On December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique. It was the deadliest mass-shooting in Canadian history, characterized by...

Week without Violence: We can do better

We understand that trauma is an ongoing condition for many women who have experienced abuse. We at the YWCA would like to caution you when clinking...

Risky Click: Talking about online pornography

I first heard of Gale Dines when a friend sent me her TedXTalk, Growing Up in a Pornified Culture . According to Dines – a Professor of Sociology and...

Dismantling the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault

Public concern about the treatment of sexual assault victims in the criminal justice system has reached new heights, as has public pressure to reduce...

Create an Inclusive Workforce this September

In 2014 the BC Government proclaimed September BC Disability Employment Month – an initiative that aims to celebrate people with disabilities in the...

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