YWCA Cindy Beedie Place
Housing Location

YWCA Cindy Beedie Place


Status: in development and under construction 

Cindy Beedie Place will be a four-storey building with 41 two-bedroom and 15 three-bedroom homes, each with a bathroom, kitchen, in-suite laundry and dining area. Eleven of the homes will be adaptable and accessible.  

The project is a partnership between the Province, through BC Housing, Cindy Beedie, the City of Burnaby and YWCA Metro Vancouver. The Province is providing approximately $40.2 million through the Building BC: Women’s Transition Housing Fund for the project. 

This new YWCA housing community is in an excellent location near BCIT and close to buses, parks and schools and will provide much-needed new housing for low-income single mothers and their children in the community. The building will have heat pumps to ensure adequate heating and cooling. It will include an amenity room, a kitchen for communal gatherings, a residential courtyard and a children’s play area.  

In addition, Cindy Beedie Place will have an attached early learning and child care facility, which has been partially funded through Cindy Beedie and an anonymous donor. The child care facility will receive additional funds through ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund. The YWCA, which will operate the child care facility, will apply for the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative to be able to offer affordable child care rates. Families may be eligible to receive additional financial support through the Province’s Affordable Child Care Benefit. Occupancy is expected for Fall of 2025. 

For more information on this project, contact Bobbi Sarai bsarai@ywcavan.org

We will begin taking inquiries and applications six months prior to the anticipated opening.


Coming soon: fall 2025

Policies, guidelines, the fine print
  • YWCA Housing is for women and their dependent children only. Tenants may have up to 14 days per year for overnight guest stays; 

  • Tenant insurance is required; 

  • Tenants are required to submit financial information annually for rent review and/or to ensure that they are still financially qualified for YWCA Housing; 

  • It is family housing and there will be family noise. Many of our buildings are wood frame, and tenants may hear their neighbours, particularly children playing and babies crying.  Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 8:00am; 

  • Designated parking spaces are first come, first serve. There is not enough parking for each unit to have a spot. Tenants must already have a registered and insured car to apply for a parking spot; 

  • YWCA Housing is smoke-free. Smoking or vaping of any substances (cigarettes, cannabis, etc.) is not permitted in units or in the common areas of the buildings; 

  • Our housing communities are pet friendly and there will be pets in the building. The YWCA Pet Policy allows tenants to have up to two birds OR up to two small caged mammals OR up to one 10-gallon tank of fish OR by application up to one cat OR one dog. 

  • Repair requests and Tenant complaints must be submitted online to the YWCA Tenant Portal.