Social Change

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...

How Climate Change Impacts Women Disproportionately

There are many worthwhile moments to highlight in this past year’s global calls for climate action. Here in Canada, the House of Common declared a...

How to Show Support, Stand in Solidarity this December 6th

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6, 2019 marks 30 years since 14 women were murdered at L’Ecole...

Keyosha's Story: Finding Independence and Strength Through the YWCA

Three years ago, I made a decision that would change my life - I left my abusive partner. I was determined to raise my daughter, Laytia, in a healthy...

MMIWG - From Truth to Action

Each year during the third week of October, people in more than 90 countries around the world mark YWCA Week Without Violence, a week-long series of...

Make Your Vote Count for the 2019 Federal Elections

With less than a week until the 2019 Canadian federal election day , citizens and residents from coast to coast are buzzing about who our next Prime...

Why Young People Should Vote

The election season is almost coming to an end and with that comes a lot of excitement and anticipation regarding not only the results but also the...

Gender Equality Week 2019 - Do Your Part in Making Sure #EveryoneBenefits

This week, we join the rest of Canada in celebrating Gender Equality Week! From September 23rd-27th, people from coast to coast will celebrate the...

Reconciliation - How and Where to Start?

Reconciliation begins with every one of us. As settlers on these unceded lands, we have a duty to pursue truth and reconciliation. How? There are...

Changing Lives for 121 Years

In 2018, the YWCA Metro Vancouver helped change the lives of 46,106 clients and program participants. With the support of our generous donors, we...

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