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Contact Fall/Winter 2022

A Message from the CEO

Erin Seeley gives an update on her first few months on the post and what is to come in the organization. 


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Erin Seeley
YWCA Grange Street Ground Breaking

Breaking Ground for Stable Housing

On September 14, 2022, YWCA Metro Vancouver and Qualex-Landmark Orchard Limited Partnership broke ground on a new housing community in Burnaby on Grange Street. These 32 new two- and three-bedroom units will provide much-needed homes to help address the region’s housing supply shortage. 

Toward Truth and Reconciliation
Truth and Reconciliation

As YWCA Metro Vancouver pursues a path of reconciliation, the organization is taking steps to educate staff and encourage deeper learning about this country’s history, while fostering relationships with and supporting Indigenous leaders. 

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Welcoming Afghan Women
Afghan Women's Employment

When refugees started arriving in Canada following the Taliban’s forceful takeover of Afghanistan in 2021, YWCA Metro Vancouver’s employment team immediately saw the need to create a program to support Afghan women.  

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Reimagining Our Cities

Reimagining Our Cities

To create cities that are safe, innovative and prosperous, we must support and empower everyone to thrive. This fall, YWCA City Shift hosted a series of events and workshops to imagine what our cities could be if equity and inclusion were at the heart of decision-making. 

Ukrainian Mothers' Support Group
Ukrainian Moms

This spring, YWCA Metro Vancouver launched the Ukrainian Mothers’ Support Group that helps displaced Ukrainian mothers who are parenting alone in Canada to build community, learn about resources and form connections. 

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The Next 125: A perfect ending
YWCA Families

Five years ago, YWCA Metro Vancouver launched a campaign called The Next 125, with the lofty goal of raising $10M. The campaign exceeded all our expectations!

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Why more people are leaving a gift to the YWCA in their wills
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More and more Canadians are harnessing the power of their wills to become philanthropists who inspire others and make an impact on the future.  

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Being Ready to Help Can Save a Life

Performing CPR or administering naloxone to someone having an overdose can save their life, but many people hesitate when they see someone in distress. 

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