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May 25, 2022

Webinar: Mediating Child Protection Matters

Join River Shannon, Staff Lawyer with the YWCA Legal Education Program for a free, online conversation and Q & A with Jereme Brooks, Program Manager of Mediate BC’s Child Protection Mediation Program...
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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
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. 

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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.
 

F is for FASD

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.

International Women's Day
March 8, 2022

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 16 to 22, 2022

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.