COVID-19

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...

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...

COVID-19 Recovery: An Action Plan From Feminist Leaders Across Metro Vancouver

On May 14, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, YWCA Metro Vancouver convened a conversation with a group of women leaders from our region...

YWCA Employment Programs Adapt

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s employment programs have demonstrated incredible adaptability over the last few months. In a matter of days, programs moved...

Adapting Food Programs to Feed Families

When times are tough, putting food on the table can be an overwhelming stressor for families. One in six children in the province live in food...

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...

YWCA Hotel – Shelter in the Storm

The YWCA Hotel is one of the organization’s social enterprises, bringing in a steady source of income that directly supports our programs, from child...

Staying Healthy + Fit with YWCA Health + Fitness

The YWCA Health + Fitness Centre temporarily closed due to COVID-19 on March 19, 2020. We were so appreciative of members’ support and were moved...

YWCA Organizational COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan

Read the YWCA's Organizational COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan. This document is provided as a guide for staff working at the YWCA during the COVID-19...

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