Youth

Volunteering with Boys 4 Real: Finding purpose and making a difference

Have you ever thought to yourself, What am I doing with my life? You are not alone. Uncertainty is inevitable and common in any stage of life. For...

Women in Media: Empowering the next generation

How can a young woman navigate through the challenges of a male-dominated workplace? This was one of the questions answered last week at Women in...

Welcome to My Life: Why I volunteered as a High School Ambassador

Welcome to My Life is one of three after-school youth mentoring programs run by YWCA volunteers to help Grade 7 girls and boys gain the necessary...

Strong Girls, Strong World project empowers youth for social change

Despite progress in recent years, young girls continue to be a disadvantaged group around the world, excluded from many opportunities in society and...

YWCA's 3rd annual YOUth conference: Deconstructing the world around you

The third annual YWCA Youth Conference is back, this time with a bigger emphasis on youth than ever. On April 27, high school students across Metro...

How youth can make a difference in the community

Youth can often have the lower hand when it comes to translating social issues they are passionate about into actionable change. We feel we are too...

That's Just Me: On moving forward and bittersweet goodbyes

And so it arrived: the last in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. That also makes this is my last blog post...

That's Just Me: On media deception and giving to the community

This is Week 6 and 7 in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. This week we focused on the media, how media...

That's Just Me: On solving conflicts and embracing differences

This is Week 4 and 5 in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. The theme of this week was called “Friend or...

That's Just Me: On healthy friendships, values, and expressing appreciation!

This is Week 3 in my 8-week reflection series as a facilitator in the That’s Just Me program. The collective theme of this week’s activities was “...

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