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.



Are you a grass-roots/social justice group looking for office/meeting space? Casual/Weekly/Monthly?

Vancouver Status of Women is currently seeking tenants at its 2652 East Hastings location!

What we offer:

* A private office space with door

* Wheelchair accessible washroom and small kitchen with microwave and fridge

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

* Recycling and garbage pick-up services

* 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.

VSW offers office space for rent. The rental price is available on a sliding scale from $350 - $500 dollars monthly, with post-dated cheques required at the beginning of tenancy.

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 epending 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.

What's New at VSW

Taller de Educación Legal:


Para Madres Solteras Latinoamericanas de Habla Hispana

Si eres:

  • Mama soltera latinoamericana y hablas español
  • Estas interesada en conocer otras mamas solteras y hacer conexiones
  • Necesitas información sobre divorcio,
    Acceso y visitación
    Pensión alimenticia y apoyo económico
    Como empezar un procedimiento legal/criminal en caso de violencia,
    órdenes de protección y restricción,
    recursos comunitarios y legales.

Te invitamos a participar en un taller de educación legal en español!

Fechas: Febrero 7, 2014 de 10 am a 12:30 pm

Lugar: 2652 E. Hastings, Vancouver, Territorio de la Costa Salish (Slocan y Hastings)

Favor de registrarse antes del miércoles 5 de febrero de 2014 llamando 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.

Facilitado por: Nubia Mancilla, Community and Settlement Programs Coordinator, Pacific Immigrant Resources Society.

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


Great news!!!

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 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!

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