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Self-Compassion - How to Be Kind to Yourself

We hear a lot about self-care and the importance of taking ‘me time’ whenever possible. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, curling up with a good...

Orange Shirt Day and Beyond

In the 1970s, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad had her orange shirt—a gift from her grandmother— taken from her by a teacher on her first day of school...

Gender Equality in the Workplace: Where are our Female Leaders?

Canada is ranked among the top 10 countries in women’s equality in the workplace, however, women continue to be underrepresented in political and...

Why it is Important to Vote

It’s that time of every-four-years again - the Vancouver municipal election is right around the corner! On October 20, Vancouverites will head to the...

Gender Equality Week 2018

Given that our vision is to achieve women’s equality, we’re very excited to be celebrating Canada’s inaugural Gender Equality Week ! September 23...

Why Greta Became a Youth Education Mentor

YWCA Youth Education Programs are designed to support grade 7s as they transition to high school and into adolescence. They also offer volunteers the...

Workout to Win

Inspiration, determination, enthusiasm. Where does the motivation to exercise come from? Health Canada recommends adults get in a minimum of 150...

Building Lasting Connections Through Mentorship

Every year the YWCA High School Mentorship Program matches grade 11 and 12 girls with professional female mentors in their prospective career field...

Deb Bryant Named Incoming CEO of YWCA Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC (September 5, 2018) — YWCA Metro Vancouver announced today the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. Deb Bryant, CEO with the...

YWCA Thrift Shop: 5 Tips for a Successful Thrift

You might know about the YWCA Thrift Shop, one of the three social enterprises that help fund YWCA programs and services. Visiting the YWCA Thrift...

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