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WOD event
May 26, 2022

The 2022 Women of Distinction Awards Presented by Scotiabank

Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank is our premier fundraising event, honouring extraordinary women leaders and businesses. Awards Categories Art...
Our Campaigns
stay home

Stay Home

Gender-based violence in Canada has increased 20-30% during stay-at-home orders.

Isolation, financial instability and reduced access to support services have left women facing tougher barriers to leaving abusive relationships.

YWCA Wall for Women
655 Burrard St, Vancouver

YWCA Wall for Women

To break down the walls of violence, we painted a wall of hope.

The Wall for Women is a permanent gift to the community that depicts the strength of women and shines light on the “shadow pandemic” of intimate partner violence. 

International Women's Day
March 8, 2021

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8. It’s a time to celebrate women's achievements and to bring awareness to all the work still left to be done.

Women's March
October 17 to 23, 2021

Week Without Violence

Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence. Stay tuned for this year's campaign.

Future of Feminism

The Future of Feminism

There is so much more that the feminist movement embodies than equality for the sexes. Feminism is really about rights and justice. 

The Future of Feminism was an opportunity to see the YWCA’s work through the eyes of two inspirational, justice-seeking leaders in the movement. They asked us to reflect on where we are in our pursuit of gender equity and what more we have to do to make our movement more inclusive, relevant and effective for the full diversity of women.