Contact Fall/Winter 2023
Hello and thank you for reading our Fall/Winter 2023 Contact Newsletter.
As usual, we have been hard at work at YWCA Metro Vancouver delivering programs and advocating for fair and just communities. Our staff never cease to impress me with their hard work and dedication, while constantly pushing to make the world a better place.
It is in this spirit that we began work on our forthcoming Strategic Plan earlier this year. I knew when I joined the organization in spring 2022 that this would be an exciting task. (Full disclosure: I love strategic planning.) My goal was to listen to the diverse people who make up the entirety of the YWCA community – board members, staff, program participants, donors and other collaborators – to truly understand where we are and what we are capable of.
COMING TOGETHER IN SONG AND DANCE
In honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, YWCA Metro Vancouver and the Truth and Reconciliation Committee hosted a community event called Rhythms of Resilience: Vibrations of Hope and Healing.
Changing the Narrative on Concussions
In May this year, YWCA Metro Vancouver partnered with Rethink Creative Agency and former NHL All-Star Trevor Linden to raise awareness around the shocking rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) that affect women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada.
Together, we created an impactful public service announcement called Concussion Story that was scripted to challenge the narrative that concussions are solely a sports injury.