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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...

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...

Member Success Profile: Sara

Sara received a liver transplant in 2014. Since then her life has completely changed - she is inspired, motivated and grateful every day. Sara joined...

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile that Stands Out

With 87% of recruiters using LinkedIn to vet job candidates, an active LinkedIn profile has become the standard for today’s job seeker. Standing out...

We #BelieveHer, but We Need More Than Retweets to Change Culture

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

Pathways to Leadership Supports the Unique Needs of Immigrant Single Mothers

Settling in a new country poses many challenges. Accessing community, employment, language and life resources isn’t an easy task for any newcomer,...

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...

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