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Staying Healthy at the YWCA: Our Response to COVID-19

Updated July 2020 To our valued YWCA community, With the evolving situation of COVID-19, we wanted to update you on measures YWCA Metro Vancouver is...

The Benefits of Sharing Parental Leave

Canada offers generous parental leave benefits in comparison to many countries around the world. But are families using them wisely? In addition to...

International Women's Day 2020 - How Far Are We from Achieving Gender Equality in Canada?

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements and to bring awareness to all the work still left to be done. While...

YWCA Metro Vancouver’s Statement on the 2020 Budget Announcement

BC Budget 2020 delivers on the final year of its three-year commitments set out in budget 2018 but could have done more for people living in poverty...

Child Care: What We Need and Why It Matters

On February 18, the BC Government will announce its 2020 Budget. We want to see further investment in child care to continue the work towards...

Brion's Journey to Employment

Did you know that over 330,000 working-age British Columbians identify as having a disability? Inclusive hiring is such an important practice, but...

15 Movies That Defy Gender Stereotypes

It’s January in Vancouver… and by that we mean it’s dark 23 hours of the day and raining 99% of the time. Perfect movie weather! Unfortunately...

New Year Resolutions That Matter

It’s 2020 and the years of resolutions being based on physical appearance are gone. Here are some resolution ideas that really matter, to kick-start...

The Joy of Giving Back - Roberta's Story

For Roberta Beiser, the desire to give back to her community began at a young age. In high school, she became involved with the Hi-Y Club, a former...

Canada’s First Second-Stage Transition House Turns 40 – Mira’s Story

This year marks the 40th anniversary of YWCA Munroe House, Canada’s first second-stage transition house. While “it’s complicated to ‘celebrate’ four...

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