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Upcoming Events
2022 Women of Distinction Awards
May 9, 2023

40th Annual 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
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and December 6
November 25 to December 10

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and December 6

November 25 to December 10 marks the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual international campaign that calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. 

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. 

Keep Families Together
June 2022

Indigenous Child Welfare

One in five children in BC lives below the poverty line, and more than 9,000 children live in foster care, more than half of whom are Indigenous.

Join us in calling on our Government Officials to honour the key legislation that addresses systemic racism and the ongoing discrimination of Indigenous peoples.

Rewrite Feminism
April 2022

Rewrite Feminism

We know that mainstream feminism hasn’t always been inclusive of Black, Indigenous and racialized people, or the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Rewrite Feminism marks our commitment to acknowledging the different identities, experiences and perspectives of women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people. We need to make sure no one is left behind.

Reserved for Her
March 2022

Reserved for Her

We estimate that just over 10% of public monuments across Canada recognize women. 

To draw attention to this inequity, we’ve created Reserved for Her, a statue-less statue base to act as a literal platform for the local girls and women who are working to make history.

F is for FASD
September 2021

The FASD Dictionary

Learn the basics of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) with the FASD Dictionary. 

The 26-letter online tool aims to break down harmful stereotypes and educate people on the diagnosis, including ways to support and celebrate individuals living with FASD.