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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...

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Statement on Racial Justice

YWCA Metro Vancouver denounces the systemic racism that undermines the safety and wellbeing of Black, Indigenous and racialized communities. As an...

Accessing Justice as a Survivor of Intimate Partner Violence, During a Global Pandemic

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week takes place across Canada from May 24 to 30, 2020. The annual awareness week shines a light on issues faced by...

5 Ways to Boost Your Job Search During COVID-19

Looking for work is challenging enough, but when you throw a global pandemic into the mix, it can be significantly more difficult. If you’re a job...

Mischa Weisz Foundation Supports Indigenous Youth Mentorship

The YWCA Circle of Sisters program recently benefited from a generous donation from the Mischa Weisz Foundation, allowing many more self-identified...

Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips from the YWCA Hotel Housekeeping Team

As society is gradually opening back up and our daily interactions increase, proper cleaning and disinfection at home is a good layer of defence to...

Resource Updates: Supports for Single Moms and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Even before COVID-19, a significant number of single mothers across the province already struggled to make ends meet while trying to ensure their...

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