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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...

7 Steps to Achieve Your 2019 Fitness Goals

As the new year begins, we all feel the urge to buckle down and get into a rhythm. Riding the wave of motivation in January makes it easy to get...

How to Teach Your Kids the Holidays Are Not All About Presents

With only four sleeps until Christmas, most kids probably can’t think of anything other than the latest toy or tech gadget waiting for them under the...

The Joy of Giving - Elaine Decker's Story

Fifteen years ago, a work colleague suggested I consider getting involved with YWCA Metro Vancouver. On her suggestion, my family and I applied to...

Using a Critical Lens: 3 Media Literacy Tips for Youth

On November 18 the YWCA Youth Advisory Council hosted its sixth annual youth media literacy conference, YOU th : Deconstructing the World Around You...

Why is it so Hard to Talk about Toxic Masculinity? Ten Men Share Their Thoughts.

At the YWCA, we believe gender equality can only be achieved when women and men work together to create a more just and equitable society for...

16 Days of Activism: What You Can Do to End Gender-Based Violence

Every day in Canada, women experience violence simply because they are women. The relationship between gender and violence is complex, yet evidence...

How Crofton House School Helps YWCA

Why does school matter? More than just a place to learn and connect, school is about inspiring students to make the world a better place. Every...

Double Your Impact When You Simplify the Season

The holiday season is just around the corner! Here at the YWCA, we are excited to spend time with family and friends, relax, share delicious meals and exchange presents.

FOCUS@Work Empowers Women in Job Search and Career Transition

“We are hiring!” This sign has become commonplace across Metro Vancouver in recent years. While it may not be hard to find a job these days, but...

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