Contact Spring/Summer 2023
Erin Seeley introduces fresh programs, projects and advocacy work that YWCA Metro Vancouver is working on this spring.
The YWCA Hotel is one of the organization’s social enterprises, which means that the revenue it generates is invested back into YWCA Metro Vancouver’s programs that serve our community. Check out our latest updates.
On February 28, 2023, we were so pleased to see 110 YWCA Metro Vancouver supporters congregated in the beautiful residence of BC’s Lieutenant Governor,
Shifting Cities Towards Equity
YWCA City Shift aims to make our region more equitable, just and prosperous by supporting Metro Vancouver cities to challenge assumptions,
New Housing in Burnaby
A new YWCA housing community with 32 two-and-three-bedroom units is under construction on Grange Street in the heart of Burnaby!
We are aiming for a fall 2025 completion date. A capital and endowment campaign to fund the project is underway; we have raised 78% of our goal, but we still need to raise $3.2M. Should you be interested in making a donation or becoming a lead donor who could name this new housing project, please contact Bobbi Sarai at firstname.lastname@example.org | 604 418 2225 or donate online.
At YWCA Metro Vancouver, we continue to embed inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) throughout our organization and daily work. Our three staff equity committees play a significant role in these efforts.
To wrap up our 16 Days campaign, we had the honour of hosting Michelle Good for a free community gathering and a reading of her book Five Little Indians.
Hopeful Hair: A Wall of Hope
As protests against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its oppressive rule erupted, we watched as young girls and women banded together around the world and cut their hair in defiance. To encourage Canadians to stand in solidarity with Iranians, we partnered with creative agency Rethink and YWCA Toronto to produce the Hopeful Hair Wall.
In response to the need for more Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) across the province, and aligned with our commitment to universal child care for families, YWCA Metro Vancouver launched an exciting new program called Discover.
YWCA Metro Vancouver recently launched an online peer-to-peer fundraising platform. This digital hub empowers community members to independently take action and raise funds to support mothers, children and families across Metro Vancouver.
Learning how to swim is a skill you can learn at any point in life, and it is beneficial for many reasons: personal health and fitness, rehabilitating an injury, or being comfortable at the beach or pool. If an emergency happens near the water, knowing how to swim could also prevent serious injury or save a life.
Remembering and honouring Renate for her entrepreneurial acumen, love of life, and ability to meet everyone in a room and make new friendships everywhere she went.