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YWCA Mindset

YWCA Mindset is a specialized employment program for job seekers who are seeking support with stress management, anxiety and/or depression.  

Through a partnership between YWCA Metro Vancouver and Coast Mental Health, this new program offers a safe, stigma-free environment to empower participants to achieve balance and gain motivation to pursue their goals. 

  • Group workshops and one-to-one support in a safe and supportive environment 
  • Career exploration based on interests, values and strengths 
  • Participants receive individualized support to set goals and make an action plan to obtain employment, volunteer experience or pursue further education 
  • Health and wellness components, including expressive arts, gardening, and meditation
  • Completion bonus available*
  • Connections to WorkBC to access:
    • Free counselling*
    • Job development services, employer contacts and work experience*
    • Funding for short- and long-term training opportunities*
    • Financial supports (food, transit, work clothing)*


* Subject to funding and participant eligibility.

  • Seeking support for managing stress, anxiety and/or depression
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person legally entitled to work in Canada 
  • Living in Metro Vancouver 
  • Unemployed or precariously employed (working under 20 hours a week)
  • Able to commit to a 12-week program 


Next start date: January 17, 2023

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Register now


After two and a half years of online program delivery, we are happy to introduce a new hybrid model, which will continue to provide participants with the flexibility of taking some of the workshops from home, but will add the much-needed face-to-face interactions between participants and facilitators.  

For more information on the program schedule, please attend an information session or contact us.


YWCA Mindset
604 209 5796

Canada / BC