Contact Fall/Winter 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.