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Single Parent Employment Initiative Removes Barriers to Meaningful Employment

In British Columbia, there are 17,000 single parents with 26,000 children on income and disability assistance. For most of these parents, being on...

It's Never Too Late to Learn How to Swim

When running began to impact her joints, Meera Bawa knew it was time for a new exercise routine. By chance, she ran into her elementary school...

Our Shared Role in Reconciliation

Advancing Reconciliation is critical to breaking down barriers to equality and building resilient, sustainable communities. We recognize the ongoing...

Celebrating a $4.25M Anonymous Donation

Communities are made stronger by those who care about improving the lives of others. The YWCA is honoured to announce a $4.25M contribution from an...

Tuning In: Examining Trends on Millennials, Masculinity and Gender

This year, our Annual General Meeting (AGM) explored millennial attitudes towards sexual harassment and gender equality. We welcomed award-winning...

Member Success Profile: Reamick

During a particularly stressful period in her life, Reamick learned just how important leading a healthy, active lifestyle was in helping her cope...

Sam's Skills Max journey

When Sam enrolled in the Skills Max program’s Warehousing stream, his vision was to obtain his forklift certification; nothing more, nothing less. He...

The 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Recipients

YWCA Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the recipients of its 35th annual Women of Distinction Awards. More than 1,200 guests and volunteers...

Tips for employers to address sexual harassment

At a time where women are speaking out about their experiences of workplace sexual harassment, employers have the opportunity to take responsibility...

We need to Listen to Survivors

According to Statistics Canada, half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16...

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