Vancouver Status of Women is a 43 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. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Te invitan al taller:

El proceso de adaptación e integración en un nuevo país: retos y oportunidades
para madres solteras y mujeres de América Latina

"El paso a una cultura que es diferente a la tuya puede ser una aventura emocionante y también un proceso difícil. Independientemente de qué país provienes, es común que los recién llegados pasen a través de un período de adaptación cultural. Este taller está dirigido a ayudar a los participantes a entender este proceso de ajuste y a proporcionarles estrategias para hagan frente con mayor éxito el proceso de asentamiento e integración”.

Si usted:
• Es latinoamericana, habla español y es madre soltera
• Esta interesada en conectarse con otras madres solteras
• Tiene preguntas sobre los desafíos de establecerse en Canadá.

Usted está invitada a asistir a este taller en español! El taller será facilitado por Rosa Sevy de Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) . Su trabajo se centra en el apoyo a los nuevos inmigrantes con su proceso de adaptación e integración a Canadá.

Fecha: 5 de febrero de 2015from 10 a.m.-12:00p.m.
Lugar: 2652 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, Territorio Coast Salish (Slocan y Hastings)

Por favor regístrese antes del miércoles 28 de enero 2015, llamando al 604-255-6554 Patricia.
El taller es gratuito y abierto a las mujeres de habla hispano y madres solteras de cualquier edad con niños de cualquier edad. Silla de ruedas espacio accesible. Servicio de guardería y boletos de autobús disponibles. Cupo limitado.
Se servirán refrigerio. Por favor llame a 604-255-6554 para dar información sobre las necesidades dietéticas especiales y para solicitar cuidado de niños.

Invite you to our workshop:

The Process of Adapting and Integrating into a New Country: Challenges and Opportunities

For Spanish speaking Latin American Single Mothers

Moving into a culture that is different from your own can be both an exciting adventure and a challenging process. Regardless of what country you are from, it is common for newcomers to go through a period of cultural adjustment. This workshop is aimed to help participants understand this adjustment process and provide them with strategies to cope more successfully with their settlement and integration processes.”

If you are:

  • A Spanish speaking single mother from a Latin American country
  • Interested in connecting with other single mothers
  • Have questions on the challenges of settling in Canada.

 You are invited to attend this workshop in Spanish! The workshop will be facilitated by Rosa Sevy   from Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS). Her work focuses on supporting new immigrants with their adjustment and integration process to Canada.

Date: February 5, 2015from 10 am to 12:00pm

Lugar: 2652 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory (Slocan y Hastings)

Please register by Wednesday January 28, 2015 by calling Patricia at 604-255-6554. The workshop is free of charge and open to single mothers of any age with children of any age. Wheelchair accessible space. Childcare and bus tickets available. Limited spaces. Refreshments will be served. Please call 604-255-6554 to give informationregarding special dietary needs and RSVP for childcare.


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!

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




What's New at VSW

Annual Report 2013/2014)

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