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Reframing the Approach to FASD Prevention and Treatment

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of preventable developmental disability among Canadian children. 1 The result of prenatal...

YWCA Housing Update | Fall 2019

Celebrating 40 years, a grand opening & a new housing community YWCA Metro Vancouver continues to seek partnerships to provide more housing for...

Giving Teens the Tools They Need to Date Safe

Did you know that 54% of girls between ages 15 and 19 experience sexual coercion in dating relationships 1 or that youth experiencing violence,...

New YWCA Employment Programs Address the Unique Needs of Diverse Communities

Canada’s unemployment rate has fluctuated between 5.4 and 5.8% in 2019, with record-breaking employment gain in the spring. While these numbers are...

Mapping out the Next Three Years | YWCA Strategic Plan

This past spring, YWCA Metro Vancouver began work on a new three-year strategic plan. Launched in October, this new plan builds on the progress of...

The Next 125 Salon - A Dialogue on the Spirit of Generosity

In recognition of YWCA Metro Vancouver’s 125 th anniversary in 2022, we recently launched The Next 125, a bold new initiative to meet the growing...

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...

Nine Indigenous and Community Leaders Share Why We Need to Take Action on MMIWG

In our previous Week Without Violence blog post , we talked about the complex issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls, and how...

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...

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