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Mom and two kids
May 29, 2024

Lunch and Learn: Relocation After Separation

Join YWCA staff Lawyer, River Shannon, for a lunchtime conversation about travel and BC family law. Whether it's a short summer trip with children or a big move across the country, travel and...
Our Campaigns
Trevor Linden seating on a chair with natural face expression
May 2023

My Concussion Story

When people think of concussion, they think sports. But violence by an intimate partner is the cause of at least 290,000 concussions among Canadian women and girls each year. That’s more than 7,000 for every 1 NHL concussion.

hopeful hair
December 2022 - March 2023

Hopeful Hair Wall

As protests against the Islamic Republic of Iran and their Morality Police erupted, we watched as young girls and women rose up and cut their hair in defiance. With our fellow protestors, we created a wall of hair that says, “WOMAN. LIFE. FREEDOM.” People from all walks of life cut their hair to complete the message.

Walking a Path, Never Alone - Nadzin Degagne
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. 

 

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

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.

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.

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.