Vancouver Status of Women is a 44 year-old organization that works with women to ensure our full participation in the social, political and economic life of our communities in the profound belief that women's self-determination is a crucial step towards a just and responsible society. Our activities include:

    • Developing resource materials;
    • Research;
    • Public education programs;
    • Outreach and information referral services to individual women & other organizations;
    • Initiating, facilitating & participating in social justice networks & coalitions;
    • Engaging in feminist community building.

    We respectfully recognize that our gatherings, organizing & relations take place on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. We acknowledge and respect the rights of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination.




Understanding Racial Profiling and Violence

Have you been followed by security in a store?

Have you been ignored or dismissed when accessing services?

Have you been treated differently because of your non-Western name(s)?

Have you been through repeated “random” searches at security checkpoints?

Have you been physically harmed and detained by police because of your skin colour?

This is racial profiling. Racial profiling refers to the racial identification and control of bodies based on race, skin colour, ethnicity, religion, national origin and non-Western practices. Racial profiling interacts with other parts of our identities, such as all genders, sexualities, ages, classes, languages, and citizenships. Racial profiling targets certain racialized individuals and groups making them suspicious of criminal activity. Different racialized individual and groups experience racial profiling differently, some more than others.

To read the document on Racial Profiling please click HERE

Created by the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racial Profiling & Racial Violence (July 29. 2015)

FOR Spanish please click HERE

FOR Turkish please click HERE

FOR Farsi please click HERE

What's New at VSW

Annual Report 2013/2014)

Kinesis has now been officially digitized

by UBC Library Digital Collections

It can be accessed at:


"The long awaited digitization of Kinesis and its on-line access locally,nationally and globally especially by feminist, social movement and social media activists and scholars provides a necessary historical landscape of solidarities, junctures, and contradictions within the feminist movement in Canada. We hope that the academic and activists communities will draw on this digitized archive to revisit pivotal histories of feminist engagements which interrogate and inform current and future relations in social movements. Kinesis is an excellent resource for those who teach, work and organize on feminism, social movement, Indigeneity, social policy, history, critical race, sociology, journalism, queerness, and intersectionality."  (Benita Bunjun)

Benita Bunjun currently teaches in the UBC Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, and it a SFU Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health. She is also a Coordinating Collective (Board) Member and past staff of Vancouver Status of Women.

No log in is needed and it can be accessed anywhere in the world with internet access.

The system is quite amazing as it allows you to search throughout all the issues as well as within each issue.

So if you contributed to Kinesis, you can easily search your name or those articles you were part of.




The updated 2013 Single Mothers' Resource Guide


Hurry up and send your order as there is a limited number of copies!

The Spanish translation of the 2013 Single Mothers' Resource Guide is available online and in print too!

2013 Single Mothers' Resource Guide in Spanish

2013 Guia de Recursos para Madres Solteras

The Guide (in English or Spanish) can be ordered

by downloading the order form here. Please kindly

submit the completed order form with your payment by

mailing it to the address below or dropping it off through

our office mail slot.

You can also download any of the Guides from our website!

Or send us an email to: womencentre@vsw.ca


2652 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z6 - Coast Salish Territories
604-255-6554 Fax: 604-255-7508 Email: womencentre@vsw.ca