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4 Canadian Women Leading the Way in STEM

STEM is still a male-dominated field . Only 20% of women who attend a post-secondary program opt for a STEM degree compared to 40% of men. This year...

YWCA Metro Vancouver Announces Nominees for 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

VANCOUVER, BC: YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce 66 nominees in 11 categories for its 36th annual Women of Distinction Awards, presented by...

International Women’s Day - Celebrating Progress, While Still Pressing for Change

This week we’re celebrating International Women’s Day —a day to honour the women in our lives, recognize the accomplishments made by women worldwide...

Free Events to Celebrate International Women’s Day in Vancouver

Since the early 1900s, International Women's Day (IWD) has been a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women...

How BC is Getting Closer to Affordable, Accessible Child Care

Second to housing, child care is the highest monthly expense for families with young children. In Vancouver, families can pay upwards of $1,400 per...

Galentine’s Day: Celebrating Female Friendships

While a completely fictional holiday, Galentine’s Day is becoming increasingly popular. The term was first coined in 2010 by NBC sitcom ‘Parks and...

Pink Shirt Day: Building Healthy Online Communities In the Age of Cancel Culture

In today’s digital landscape, cancel culture has become a big part of online culture. It can be observed in our day-to-day online interactions, be it...

Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault, in Their Own Words

Shame. Denial. Concerns about being blamed or disbelieved. Fear that disclosing sexual assault will cause more harm than benefit. There are so many...

Family Literacy Week - Let’s Make It!

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Family Literacy Day, a national awareness initiative celebrated on January 27 to teach families the...

Why Do We Do Land Acknowledgements?

If you live in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard this statement read at the beginning of a ceremony, lecture or event you’ve attended: “I would like...

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