Welcome!

Vancouver Status of Women is a 40 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. ________________________________________________________________________________________

What's New at VSW

No se lo pierdan!

Taller Sobre Violencia y Abuso en Contra de la Mujer

Para Madres Solteras Latinoamericanas de Habla Hispana

Fecha: Junio 26 2014 from 10am to 1pm

Si eres:

  • Mama soltera latinoamericana y hablas español
  • Estas interesada en conocer otras mamas solteras y hacer conexiones
  • Necesitas información sobre diferentes aspectos de la violencia y abuso en contra de la mujer

Te invitamos a participar en un taller en español!

Lugar: 2652 E. Hastings, Vancouver, Territorio de la Costa Salish (Slocan y Hastings). Si estas interesada por favor llamanos para pre-inscribirte al 604-255-6554 con Patricia (se habla español!) para confirmar cuidado infantil.

Participación gratuita y abierta a mamas solteras de todas las edades con niños de todas las edades. Accesible en silla de ruedas, boletos de autobús y cuidado infantil disponible.

El taller sera facilitado por Rosa Elena Arteaga, Manager of Direct Services and Clinical Practice at Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

Se servirá refrigerio. Favor de llamar al 604-255-6554 para dar información sobre dietas especiales y RSVP para guardería.

Are you a grass-roots/social justice group looking for meeting space for your events/workshops/work meetings?

Casual/Weekly/Monthly?

What we offer:

* Wheelchair accessible washroom and small kitchen with microwave and fridge

* Meeting area with children’s play area, couches, chairs and table

* Use of high quality colour printer/scanner/photocopier

* High speed wireless internet

* Access to feminist library and social justice research publications

A desirable location in the Hastings-Sunrise area on numerous bus routes (#135 SFU/Downtown, #160 Port Coquitlam, #16 Arbutus/29 th Avenue, #14 Hastings/UBC), next to a public library, with free and abundant street parking and easy access to all skytrain lines.

Meeting space for workshops or meetings can be booked on a first come-first serve basis or on a regular basis on a sliding scale from $15-$100/hr or by donation depending on the circumstances. Please call us at 604-255-6554 or email us at womencentre@vsw.ca

Interested? Please fill out our application form and you will hear from us within 2 to 4 weeks. Applications are reviewed on the 15th of every month. Applications can be submitted by email to womencentre@vsw.ca.

Great news!!!

Kinesis has now been officially digitized by UBC Library Digital Collections

It can be accessed at:

http://digitalcollections.library.ubc.ca/cdm/landingpage/collection/kinesis

"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 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.

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SINGLE MOTHERS' RESOURCE GUIDE

 

The updated 2013 Single Mothers' Resource Guide

HAS BEEN PRINTED AND IS NOW AVAILABLE!

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!

Please send your comments to:

Por favor envie sus comentarios a:

womencentre@vsw.ca

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