Child at Emmas Child Care Centre

Contact Fall/Winter 2021

A message from the CEO

Michelle Sing, Interim CEO, provides an update on YWCA Metro Vancouver's work on gender equity.


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Michelle Sing
Arbutus courtyard

YWCA Housing Updates

The housing crisis across the region continues to be an enormous obstacle to achieving a just and equitable society. 

This fall we welcomed residents into their new homes and have exciting new projects underway.

Being an Ally for Truth and Reconciliation
Truth and Reconciliation

Advancing truth and reconciliation is a key priority in the YWCA’s current strategic plan. 

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Advancing Women’s Participation in Metro Vancouver
YWCA Staff

A new project launched by YWCA Metro Vancouver aims to improve the prosperity, security and participation of diverse women and girls by recommending increased use of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in municipal policy and processes. 

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FASD Dictionary

YWCA Online Resource Tackles FASD Stigma

To mark International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day on September 9, YWCA Metro Vancouver released a first-of-its-kind online resource, The FASD Dictionary.  

New Employment Programs
Employment Programs

YWCA Metro Vancouver recently launched five new specialized employment and training programs.

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Rocking Out for a Good Cause
Rock n the Park

Rock’n the Park, presented by Beedie, was a fabulous evening of live music, delicious food and entertainment galore. More than $333,500 was raised in support of a new housing and child care project.

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The Next 125: Generations of Impact
Mom and daughter

There are many family histories connected to the YWCA, some who have been part of the organization for generations. Meet the Shewan and Diamond families.

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Wall for Women

YWCA Metro Vancouver has been recognized several times this year with awards and accolades. 

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Take some time for you
HF Aqua Fit

We all need a little boost these days, and even small things can make a big difference.  

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What motivates legacy gifts to the YWCA?
Moura Quayle

Moura Quayle shares what motivated her to leave a gift to the YWCA in her will.

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