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of Vancouver Public Library at 720–730 East Hastings Street.

2012 was another busy year for YWCA Metro Vancouver and these are just some of the highlights.

Thanks to a three-year funding collaboration by Coast Capital Savings, Vancity and Envision Financial, 2012 saw the YWCA expand its Single Mothers’ Support Services to Surrey, the Tri-Cities, Aldergrove, Langley, Maple Ridge and Abbotsford – adding to the nine we currently operate and dramatically increasing the reach of YWCA services in communities that need them most.

The YWCA has had a long-standing commitment to advancing the cause of universal early learning and care for all Canadian children. Our work has been profoundly influenced by Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Canada’s greatest champion of early child development, whose untimely passing in February 2013 was mourned by many of us at the YWCA and his colleagues across our country and throughout the world. We know that the best way to honour Clyde’s memory is to continue his work and we are committed to doing just that. Access to safe, affordable housing is a significant barrier for many single mothers trying to get out of poverty and a key priority for the YWCA. We were thrilled to expand our stock of affordable housing into Surrey and Coquitlam over the past two years, and in 2012 we celebrated the opening of Alder Gardens, Como Lake Gardens and Arbour House. As part of the YWCA’s long-term housing strategy, we continue our capital campaign for YWCA Cause We Care House in partnership with Vancouver Public Library and the City of Vancouver. Named after the project’s lead donor Cause We Care Foundation, this community will provide 21 units of housing for low-income single mothers and their children, situated above a new branch

As well, we were successful in winning provincial contracts to deliver services under the new Employment Program of BC and opened WorkBC employment service centres in Vancouver South, Vancouver Westside and on the North Shore. We made important progress in expanding our school-based youth programs to new locations in Richmond and Surrey. Drawing on our expertise in addressing violence against women, we launched Community Action on Elder Abuse, a three-year project that reaches older adults ages 65 to 85 and trains front-line staff on elder abuse awareness. Our work in the many programs and services we offer also provides the YWCA with insight on key issues, and that insight informs our advocacy work. For example, in 2008, front-line staff reported an increased number of mothers leaving abuse who were without legal status in Canada. With funding from The Law Foundation of BC, we commissioned the Mothers without Legal Status in Canada

report, which highlights this issue and recommends policy changes. Since then, the YWCA has been advocating at both the provincial and federal level to help women in this precarious situation. In 2012 we were pleased to see one of our key recommendations implemented provincially: access to income assistance for some mothers without legal status. We have continued to advocate against the hypersexualization of women and girls in contemporary media. At our first annual youth conference, Me and the Media, close to 100 high school students tackled tough issues faced by today’s youth, focusing on hypersexualization, hypermasculinity and social media identity development and protection. The conference also included a workshop for adults on media literacy and public engagement. With the support of our donors, partners, staff and volunteers, the YWCA touched the lives of close to 40,000 people throughout Metro Vancouver in 2012. From single mothers to jobseekers to youth, we continue to provide holistic services that open many doors for people in the community, helping them to build better lives for themselves and their families. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who share a commitment to the work of YWCA Metro Vancouver and our vision of achieving women’s equality.

Karen Gilmore Chair

Janet Austin CEO

CHANGING LIVES SINCE 1897 THROUGH INTEGRATED SERVICES LEADING TO ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE The YWCA has been a catalyst for change ever since we opened our doors 115 years ago to provide housing and services to women coming to Vancouver in search of education or employment. From the beginning we took an integrated approach to meeting community needs. Today the YWCA continues to expand our spectrum of programs and services, opening doors for women, children, men and youth across Metro Vancouver. SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN NEED 360 Women with children benefited from the services at YWCA Crabtree Corner Family Resource Centre. More than 28,000 plates of food were served through Crabtree Corner food programs. 355 Single moms and children took part in nine single mothers’ support groups, including Baby & Me, a group for pregnant single moms-to-be and single moms with newborns. A further 458 women received information and referral services.

It was my safe place so now it’s my chance to make it other people’s safe place. – Nora, relief housing support worker and former client at YWCA Crabtree Corner

362 Families received hampers of food and gifts through the YWCA Presents of Peace holiday giving program.


408 Women accessed legal education, support and workshops through the YWCA Legal Educator program.

MEALS SERVED at Crabtree Corner in the Downtown Eastside

75 Women and men took part in the steering committee, focus groups and training as part of the YWCA’s new seniors’ initiative Community Action on Elder Abuse.

For the first time I have hope for my future.







25,696 Mission-related room nights were provided by the YWCA Hotel to those needing emergency or temporary shelter.




427 Low-income single women and children made their homes in seven YWCA housing communities: Semlin Gardens, Fraser Gardens, Munroe House, Crabtree Housing, Como Lake Gardens, Alder Gardens and Arbour House.





– Lena, a single mom who fled abuse, has thrived with housing, single mothers’ support services and career mentorship provided by the YWCA


– Alexandra, a resident, along with son Nathaniel, of YWCA Alder Gardens






I know other single moms who are struggling ... I feel blessed to be here.


NEW HOMES opened in three new housing communities








In 2012, YWCA Metro Vancouver touched close to 40,000 lives through 50 programs in 48 locations.



HEALTHY CHOICES FOR YOUTH 225 Girls and 138 boys in Grade 7 participated in Welcome to My Life™, Boys 4 Real™ and That’s Just Me, after-school programs in Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey. They were mentored by 121 high-school and university student facilitators and adult Wisdom Champions. 153 girls and boys participated in youth education workshops.

My favourite part of Boys 4 Real? Seeing and making friends. – Alex, Grade 7 program participant

50 Girls took part in Camp Fun Girl, a summer day camp for girls ages nine to 13. 126 Female high-school students explored careers with 119 volunteer professional women through the YWCA High School Mentorship and YWCA Aboriginal High School Mentorship programs. 40 female high-school students took part in the Green Choice Career Forum.


A HEALTHY START FOR CHILDREN 4 Licensed early learning and care centres – Crabtree Corner, Emma’s, Citygate and Leslie Diamond – provided quality care to children whose families have diverse backgrounds and needs. These families include lowincome single mothers living in the Downtown Eastside, teen moms finishing high school and families balancing the challenges of working and parenting.


received quality early learning and care

ADVOCACY Progress made on Mothers without Legal Status in Canada project: in June 2012, Premier Christy Clark announced a change to income assistance policy, making some mothers without legal status eligible for income assistance. This change was a key policy recommendation of the project.

GIRLS, BOYS AND TEENS participated in youth programs

Being a part of Emma’s and the YWCA gave me a chance to branch out, gain confidence and be myself. I really don’t know where I’d be without them. – Darci, a graduate of Emma’s and the Tupper Young Parents program

It was good to meet people in the industry and get advice on where to look for jobs. – Lauren, youth client, YWCA Career Zone

NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT 2,840 Women and men accessed job search assistance through the YWCA’s WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Vancouver and the North Shore under the new employment model that started in April 2012. 142 Women participated in the YWCA Connect to Success mentorship program.



3,796 Donors contributed cash, securites and giftsin-kind for YWCA programs and capital campaigns.

704 Individuals and 22 groups volunteered close to 24,000 hours during 2012.

We are pleased to be partnering with the YWCA in this vital initiative to provide women with a foundation for success.

I am passionate about personal health and well-being and I want to share that with others. The YWCA gives me a sense of friendship and belonging.

– Samira Alibhai, president of the Ismaili Council for BC, on supporting YWCA Cause We Care House through the annual Ismaili Walk

– Nancy, donor and Health + Fitness volunteer for more than 30 years

2012 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS A social enterprise, YWCA Metro Vancouver’s ongoing investment in the community is made possible by our proven financial stability. Of the YWCA’s annual operating budget, 55% is self-generated and 45% comes from government grants and contracts. Balance Sheet

Statement of Revenue and Expenses

as of December 31, 2012



Cash Short-term Investments Accounts Receivable Inventory and Prepaids Total Current Assets Restricted Cash and Investments Long-term Investments Property and Equipment

2,344,510 2,839,633 23,989,953

Government Contracted Programs Hotel Fund Development Health + Fitness Early Learning and Care Centres Other Revenue Events Investment Revenue

Total Assets



2,358,217 404,178 830,359 233,039 3,825,793


Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Deferred Revenue Current Portion of Capital Lease Payable Current Portion of Mortgage Payable Total Current Liabilities

2,127,993 519,251 40,170 148,642 2,836,056

Capital Lease Payable Mortgage Payable Deferred Revenue

49,822 4,915,916 20,000

Total Liabilities


Fund Balances Total Liabilities and Fund Balances

for the year ended December 31, 2012

25,178,095 32,999,889

Fund Balances allocated to: Unrestricted BC Housing Replacement Reserve Board Designated Endowment Fund Board Designated Capital Repair and Replacement Fund Donor Designated Endowment Funds Board Designated Legacy Fund Board Designated Employment Program Fund Capital Fund

2,261 443,978 2,139,000 1,008,080 1,232,207 319,050 159,077 19,874,442

Total Fund Balances


Fund Development includes the following: Donations Government Grants Gaming

10,164,078 3,248,715 3,156,799 2,605,274 1,577,373 700,698 614,354 388,939 22,456,230 2,834,004 270,795 52,000 3,156,799

Events include the following: Women of Distinction Awards Ismaili Walk

333,498 280,856 614,354

EXPENSES BY PROGRAM AREA* *Expenses by program area include allocations from head office of common administrative and support costs.

Government Contracted Programs Health + Fitness Hotel Early Learning and Care Centres Other Community Services Fund Development Depreciation Events Head Office National and World Allocation Total

10,586,152 2,474,378 2,438,114 1,856,705 1,661,226 1,019,224 928,931 422,900 195,207 101,590 21,684,427


OUR SUPPORTERS PROVIDE THE SPARK THAT HELPS YWCA PARTICIPANTS BUILD THEIR FUTURES. JOIN THE YWCA HEALTH + FITNESS CENTRE 16,671 Visits helped women and men find balance at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre, our co-ed fitness facility and pool in downtown Vancouver. Membership fees help fund YWCA programs and services. 50 annual memberships were subsidized for people in need, including YWCA program participants.




45,789 Room nights of comfortable, affordable accommodation at the YWCA Hotel were enjoyed by travellers. Proceeds from their visits help to fund our programs.

1,000 Individuals honoured 68 exceptional women and three supportive workplaces at the annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, YWCA Metro Vancouver’s premier fundraising event.

It feels like my home away from home. I admire the YWCA’s programs and I support their work as a donor as well as a guest. – Barb, longtime YWCA Hotel guest

EXPENSES BY PROGRAM AREA National & World Allocation 0.4%

Events 2% Depreciation 4.3% Fund Development 4.7%

Head Office 0.9%

Other Community Services 7.7%


Government Contracted Programs 48.8%

EarlyLearning & Care Centres 8.6%

Investment Revenue 1.7%

Events 2.7% Other Revenue 3.1%

Hotel 11.2%

Early Learning and Care Centres 7%

Health + Fitness 11.4%

Health + Fitness 11.6%

EXPENSES BY CATEGORY Marketing & Communications 0.8%

Office 2.6% & Administration Depreciation 4.3%

Government Contracted Programs 45.3%

Fund Development 14.1% Hotel 14.5%

Building Occupancy & Equipment 12.3%

Programs & Events 21.2%

Salaries & Benefits 58.8%

A copy of the 2012 audited financial statements can be found at ywcavan.org.


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Sandman Hotels, Inns & Suites Scotiabank Status of Women Canada Eileen Stewart Streetohome Foundation Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society United Way of the Lower Mainland Valley Properties Ltd. Vancity Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Brooke N. Wade Charitable Foundation Western Economic Diversification Canada 3 Anonymous Donors CATALYST ($15,000-$49,999/ 3 YEARS)

TD Canada Trust TELUS Sherry Tryssenaar University of British Columbia Urban Impact Kim van der Woerd and Ron Roesch Vancouver Foundation Bev Wallace Bruce and Lis Welch Whittall Family Fund Wonder+ Cares 4 Anonymous Donors

YWCA Inner Circle PLATINUM CIRCLE ($2,500+)

Dr. Joy Alexander Andison Family Foundation Inc. Megan Abbott Janet Austin BC Hydro Bill Bamford Canucks for Kids Fund Dr. Catherine Choices Market Aczel Boivie Joy Connelly Anne Boyle and Connor, Clark & Lunn Rob Errington Financial Group Canadian Western Bank Department of Canadian Women’s Justice Canada Foundation Catherine Donnelly Sherry Cavallin Foundation CIBC/CIBC World Electronic Arts Markets (Canada) Inc. CKNW Orphans’ Fund Eva’s Initiatives Con Brio Foundation Fairbairn Foundation The Cross Decor Joan Fowler & Design The Gardiner Family Christine Day Green Shield Benefits Anne Dobbie and Association Dennis Ewasiuk Steven Hill Caroline Dunn The Hylcan Foundation Edelman Canada Intact Foundation Robert and Gwen Ellis Catherine Jenkins Katherine Findlay Kaatza Foundation Dr. Joan Ford Edith Lando Charitable Gencon Foundation Foundation General Mills Canada Lilly and Robert H. Lee Corporation Little Oak Academy Karen Gilmore Society Maryke and Paul Naudia Mache Gilmore Reay and Lynda Mackay Elizabeth and Verna Magee-Shepherd Lindsay Gordon and Dr. John Shepherd Oriana Green The McCarthy Tétrault Greygates Foundation Foundation The Hamber Foundation Patricia North Hotfusion Northbridge Communications Inc. Sylvia J. Ommanney Dr. Lori Irwin and Al Roadburg Foundation Mr. Peter Skippen RONA Foundation Johannson Family Foundation SAP Canada Fund at the Toronto The Keg Spirit Community Foundation Foundation Marjorie Anne Sauder Diana Lam Nancy A. Self Family of Dr. Bik May Wai Lam Shaw Communications Inc. Liber Ero Foundation Shewan Foundation Loyal Protestant Association Ken and Patricia Shields

The McLean Foundation Jane McLennan Mary Anne McWaters The Andrew Mahon Foundation Lindsay Perceval Public Service Alliance of Canada The Radcliffe Foundation Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Scott Construction Ltd. Seventh Generation H. Anne Shepherd Bridget and Virginia Spencer St. George’s School The Stewart Fund Suncor Energy Foundation TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Toskan Casale Foundation Denise Turner Viterra Canada Lisa Vogt and Chris Hodgson Warren and Twyla Wall Glenda Wallace and Mike Maslechko York House School Van Tel/Safeway Credit Union Legacy Fund Vancouver Sun Raise a Reader Campaign GOLD CIRCLE ($1,700-$2,499)

Dr. Hilda Ching Joan Ford Charitable Society Judy Garner Carol Givton John Gordon Stephen Hall Diane and Warren Johnson Barbara Livingston Linda Loo Don Madsen Kirsty Maxwell and Philip Salt Methanex Corporation Donna Moore Dawn Moss Bev Park Kathy Pomeroy Quality Move Management Inc. Heather P. Riedl Rosemary and Les Shaw Carole Anne Soong Ratana Stephens/ Nature’s Path Organic Foods Ltd. Amanda Tapping Cheryl Treliving 1 Anonymous Donor

SILVER CIRCLE ($1,000-$1,699)

Jessica Aldred Jan Alexander and Lianne South Kathleen Alsop Deborah Armour BC Nurses’ Union Shirley Barnett Kamal Basra Paula Boddie Bev Briscoe Marilyn Brodie May Brown Jack Brownhill Elizabeth J. (Betty) Burrell Helen Burt Claire E. and George W. Cassady The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa Phebe Chan Ashley Chester Dr. Jan Christilaw Leslie Cliff Marlene Cohen Margaret Cowan Shelley Crawford Lorraine Dansereau Hazel DeVall Ron DeVall Donnelly Fund Dallas and Sean Fahy Melanie Ferrandi Christian Findlay Lucile Flavelle Judith Gale Helen Ghabel Anne Giardini Global Village Vancouver The Goodwin Family in memory of Millicent G. Fleming Barbara Grantham and Andrew Wilkinson Kay Gray Patricia Hall Faith Hayman Debi Hewson Barbara Hislop and Family Kyle Hollett Lois Hollstedt Nancy Hollstedt and Terry Mitruk Amy Huva Ivanhoe Cambridge Evaleen Jaager Roy Tim and Nina de Souza Jensen Julia Kim Sheila King Kiewit Construction Barbara Lindsay Dr. Christine Loock and Mr. Ron Friesen Pauline and Murray McInnes

K. Allison MacDonald Don MacDonald Dr. Nancy MacKay John Mah Kathleen Martin JoAn and Michel Maurer Natalie Meixner Donna Molby Joe Moosa Rita Morin and Brian Follett Nancy Morrison National Council of Jewish Women Dianne Newell Heather Northrup and Joshua Sohn Omicron Pamela Oram Ardath Paxton Mann Lynn Pelletier John and Elena Perkins Lis Petersen-Cutler and Mark Cutler Betti Port Purdys Chocolatier Moura Quayle Pearl Roberts Judy Rogers Ruthie Ross M. Anne Rowles Laura and Richard Samaroo Jill Schroder and Michael Raynolds Lorna Sent Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation Tom Simons Timothy Smith Anne Stewart Shannon Susko Beverley Tamboline Andrea Thomas-Hill Anna Maria Tudela UBC Beauty Avenue Vancity Community Foundation Vancouver Police Union Charitable Foundation Whole Foods Market Janet Wiegand Wiegand Memorial Foundation Philippa Wilshaw Susan Witter Janet Wood Don Wright Paul Wu Sue Yamamoto 3 Anonymous Donors BRONZE CIRCLE ($500-$999)

Shelley Adam Susan Adams Dorothy Allen Lynell Anderson Wendy Anthony Suzanne and Olin Anton

Fran and Dave Ashdown BCLC Christmas Charities Committee Joanne Barker Joanna Bates Patrick and Susan Beirnes Brenda Benham Monica and Arpi Berdin Leslie and Peter Blake Carmine Boskovich Boston Pizza International Inc. Anita Braha Raewyn Brewer and Jason Sutherland Christine Brophy Colin and Mykie Brown Georgina Brunette Cicely Bryce Mary and Bob Butler Eileen Cambon Elaine Campbell Shantal Cashman Liz Chaston Laurie Clarke and Jim Wright Nancy Dekanich Delta Ground Pounders John DeLucchi Martin and Sandy Donner Louise Donovan Fiona DouglasCrampton Jason Dowdeswell Valerie Dunsterville Brenda Eaton Ashley Elchuk Anne and Mark Ellenberger Rosalie Elliott Janet Ellis Valerie Embree Lisa Ethans Tom and Kerrie Everitt JoAnne and Terry Fahr Brent Faminoff Yulanda Faris Marguerite Ford Carole Forsythe Karen Foss Joan and Ken Fowler Cynthia and Ken Friesen Genuine Health Mark Gifford Alexander Gist Liesl Glover Tanis Goldman Graymont Ltd Tara Hallgren Dana Harris Karen Harrison Craig Hathaway Andrew Hiscox Melinda Hockley Karen Hoffmann Gord and Robbie Holloway

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Wendi Pope Tony and Jen Price Akash Rattan Tracy Redies Sandy and Max Reimer Elaine Reynolds and Ronald Zisman Cynthia Richards Sandy Robertson The Robinsons Rolfe, Benson LLP Jessie Rupp Michelle Rupp Caroline Sanche Bobbi Sarai Tanguay Sanjay Seran Judith Shandro Merry Shannon Susanne and John Sherwood Michelle and Laurence Sing Philippa Smith Robin Smith Marian and Ken Snowball Kate Speir Dr. Verna Splane, OC Nicole Stefenelli Grant and Arleen Stiver Barbara Stobie Jon and Kathy Stoessl Heidi and Brad Stokes Ida and Thomas Tait Target Land Surveying Andria Teather Ian Thomas Margaret Tran Jennifer Traub Brenda Ulmer Marg Van Wielingen Vancouver Community College Faculty Association Mary H. Vickers Jennifer Wade J. Kristina Walcott Women’s Financial Learning Centre Bruce Walsh Jacquie Wechselberger Vanessa WellingtonClark and John Clark Faye Wightman Adriana Wills Jocelyn Willis Donna Wilson Jane M. Wong Kathleen Zimmerman 18 Anonymous Donors


Judith Adelman Janet Austin Diane Baker Sally Baker Sheila Begg Alise Benner Jefferson Mooney and Suzanne Bolton Anne Boyle May Brown Georgina Brunette Elizabeth J. (Betty) Burrell Aletha Buschman

Eileen Cambon Elaine Campbell Celia Campos Barb Cassack and Jack Stevens Pamela Chambers Dr. Hilda Ching Barbara Coles Ann Coombs Lynda Cooper Lynn Corrigan Anne Dobbie and Dennis Ewasiuk JoAnne and Terry Fahr Joan Fowler Carol Givton Steven Hill Lois Hollstedt Mary C. Jordan Family Sheila King Bev Lindsey Margaret J. Livingstone Marion McAdam Mary McDougall Christy McLeod Laurie McLeod Mary Macdonald JoAn and Michel Maurer Sheila Moynihan June Murdoch Herma Neyndorff Jan Noppe Pamela Oram Helen Oster Bev Park Janet and John Pattinson Anne Pearson Lindsay Perceval Carla Poppen Betti Port Agnes MacKay Groundwater Publicover Pearl Roberts Michelle Rupp Jill Schroder and Michael Raynolds Christine E. Smith Philippa Smith Alaina Soucie and Ryan Degrazio Sandra and Ray Stevenson Eileen Stewart Elizabeth Trethewey Lynne Tyler Brenda Ulmer Kim van der Woerd and Ron Roesch Lisa Vogt and Chris Hodgson Mary Wallace Poole Bruce and Lis Welch Margaret Williams Susan Witter Paul Wu 19 Anonymous Donors ESTATES

The Mark and Phae Collins Fund The Estate of Vivet M. De Netto The Estate of Kitty Heller The Estate of Phyllis Roberts The Alma VanDusen Fund

TRIBUTES In appreciation of Bev Park

In honour of Guru Nanek Dev Ji

Women’s Executive Network

In honour of Kelly Haftner

In appreciation of UBC Sociology Students

Shari Coltart

University of British Columbia

Hilary Meredith and Michael Heeney

Preet Bal

In honour of Melinda Hockley

In honour of Diane ForsytheAbbott

In honour of Debbie Jay

Kathleen Alsop Herb Auerbach Shirley Barnett Gibralt Capital Corporation Elizabeth Johnson Joanie Lee Cynthia Levy Alison and Patrick Reid Helen Yu

In honour of Tan Li Kiang and Tan Meng Han

In honour of Cheryl Ackerson

Cheyanne Ackerson In honour of Dr. Catherine Aczel Boivie

Sunshine Coast Credit Union In honour of Katherine Findlay

RBC Financial Group

L.K. Lim In honour of Marnie Marley

Heather P. Riedl In honour of Keira Pearkes

Aim Language Learning Inc. In honour of Terri Shortridge

Shari Coltart In honour of June Thomson

Anonymous In honour of Lynne Tyler

Stephen Tyler

Association of Women In Finance

In honour of Kim van der Woerd and Ron Roesch

In honour of Janet Austin


CBDC: The Jeffery Group Women’s Executive Network The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

In memory of Jennifer Lynn Butler

Mary and Bob Butler In memory of Mary Cheang

In honour of Joanna Ball

Carole Anne Soong

Uppala Chandrasekera Honey Cooke Jos Der Kaia Duggan Margaret Irving Meghan Marshall

In memory of Kathy Johns

Beverly Spring Kenneth and Sharon Johns Donna Wilson

In honour of May Brown

June Murdoch

In memory of Dorothy MacKinnon

Janet Fraser Barb Harris Sheila Moore Janet and John Pattinson Marilyn and Jack Pomfret Joan A. Porter Michael M. Ryan Barbara Schrodt Thelma Sharp Cook and Donald Cook Lauris Talmey Charlotte Warren

In memory of Otello Nocente

In honour of Her Clients

Rina Maria Bidin Fund The Daryl Bramall (Crabtree Corner) Endowment Fund for Women and Children Living in Poverty May Brown Leadership Endowment for Young Women Ralph and Grace Fisher Endowment for YWCA Crabtree Corner Jean Giles Memorial Endowment for Women and Children Living in Poverty The Charles and Adeliene Hill Endowment Fund Dan Hill Memorial Fund for Women and Children Living in Poverty

Kerri Chetner In honour of Jennifer Corbett

Ken Corbett In honour of Ken Corbett

Anonymous In honour of Adelaide Ellerbeck

Scott Ellerbeck In honour of Ruth Embree

Valerie Embree In honour of Maryke Gilmore

Irene and Mort Dodek In honour of Joan Graham

Donna Hua

Daniel Nocente In memory of Louis Rudin

Donna Moore In memory of Doris Wong

Beverley and Randall Wong In memory of Milton Wong

Carole Anne Soong


Mary C. Jordan Endowment for Economic Independence for Women Fund North Growth Foundation Endowment Fund

Ann Carr Anne Chalmers Jane Cherry Cecilia Cheung Christine Chicoyne and Richelle Kendall Shelley Chin Jocelyn Chu YWCA Natalie Clancy Friendship Circle Corine Clark INDIVIDUAL GIFTS Denise Clark ($100-$499) Truus Clarke Simon J. Adams Diane and Douglas Robert and Shelly Clement Adderley Suzanne Clement Nancy Adie-Mackay Ardelle Cliff Renata Aebi Susan Climie William and Joyce Alexander Marcy Cohen Kim Allard Moira Colbourne Janet Ames Barbara Coles Barbara and Patrick David Cook Andrew Evi Coulson Marilyn and Frank Andrew Creighton Anfield Natalie Dakers Judi Angel Barbara Dale Margaret Archibald Mary Daniel Horace Armoogum Hugh Daubeny Tracey Arnish Jean Davidson Brent Asmundson Jill Davidson John Auersperg Lynne De Cew Daina Augaitis Sheila M. Delaney Baddeley Family Elizabeth Denham Sony Bae Ginny Dennehy Jason Bailey Shenul Dhalla Susan Bailey Robert and Carmen Diane Baker Dickinson Sally Baker Margaret Dickson Elizabeth Ball Bonita Dirk Laureen Barker Martha Donnelly Marvin and Cheryl Annabelle Donovan and Bartell Scott Bloekens John Baxter Judge Shehni Dossa Dr. Susan Baxter Vincenzo Dovidio Gillian Beattie Darren Downs and Morena Beaulieu Jacqueline Harris Lorene and John Beckett Alexandra Drabek Terry Lynn Beitz Ashley and Michael Drummond John Bell Jane Durante and Christina and Chris Henry Hawthorn Bennett Margaret Eberle and June Bennett GeorgeCasoli Vonnie Bennetto A. Jean Elder Janet and Sig Bernat Dolores and Ross Elliott Bhagaria Family Isobel Farrell Carole Bishop Anne Farrer Ingrid Bjerkelund Melissa Rigatti Felicia Bochicchio Nicole Federucci Michelle Borthwick Betty-Anne Fenwick Susan and Steve Franco Ferrari Borthwick Lynn Field Chris Bottrill Carey Fieldgate Dale Bradley Honoree Findlay Doreen and Jack Braverman Kelly Findlay Elizabeth Brown Shane Finlay Vaughan Bruneau Moira Fitzpatrick Shawn Brunemeijer Margaret Flaa Marie-Luise Brunnhofer Karen Flavelle Diana Burgess Jacqueline and Christopher Flett Celine Burgle Janet Flowers Sandy Burpee Peter and Gillian Phyllis Burt Fograscher Frances Butler Naomi and Felix Fota Nancy-Jean Cameron Rebecca Fox and Ann Campbell Kenneth Baker Helen Mary Campbell Dr. E. Margaret Fulton Richard Campbell Robert Gale Michael Carnsew James Gallagher

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Jose Gallego Sandra Garossino Joy Gaze Sandy Gerber Kate Gerson Bruna Giacomazzi Trudy Gibson Dr. John H. V. Gilbert Nicola and Wayne Gillis Cynthia Girling Bob and Dana Golden Carol Gordon Kristi Gordon Lynn Green Kathy Greenberg Marion Greene Elaine Grenon Althea Grimm Professor Dominique Gross Lorraine Grout The Honourable Mr. Justice Joel R.Groves Joanne Gum Jennifer Gunasekera Markus Haapasalo Braden Haggerty Dr. Judith Hall, OC Jennifer Hansen Heather Harley Janine Harriman Gordon Harris and Evi Mustel Joyce and Raymond Hatherall Joanne Hausch Sue Hawk Gloria Hayter Cynthia Henkel John Hepburn Teresa Heung Mike Hilton Alice Ho Candy Hodson Theodora and Evert Hoek Dayna Holland Ani Hosepyan Catherine Howard Ivy Hubbard Karin Humphries

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Pamela and Cecil McCullough Joyce and Thomas McCusker Edith and Patrick McGeer Catherine McKendry Hilda McLennan Debra McPherson Lesley MacDonald C. Judith MacDougal Mike MacGregor Joan MacNab Gordon and Marigold Lyall Mary Ellen and Katie Maasik Cindy Maltman Tim and Shirley Manning Marie-Liesse Marc Anna Marchand Amanda Marques and John Palffy Sarah Marsh Michelle and Alvin Martin Eleanor Maryniuk Hiromi Matsui Rosa Mattia Alden May Jeff Meerman Victoria and John Mendes James Mennie Catherine Mezei Michelle Mezei Joan Michalson Lynn Middleton A. Miller Gina Miller Naomi and Peter Miller Kuhan Milroy Ludovico Minati Jerry Minni Jim Mintha Marnie Mitchell Julia Molnar Peter Molnar Marco Montalbano Jennifer Moore Helen Morres Kyle Morton Nancy Mudford Marie Muljiani Jean Murphy Monica Murray Gail Newell Kari Nichols


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Joanne Walton Mark Waslen Anne Watson John Welch Anita Welke Judy Wellington Theresa and Garry Weltzin Sari Wiens Kaayla Wildor and Robert Wilds Terry A. Wilkinson Linda Williams Ray Williams Eric Wilson Beverley and Randall Wong David Wong Jenny Xenos Julia Yan Frances Yip 20 Anonymous Donors

Anne Boyle



Sherry Tryssenaar

Nancy A. Self

Bronze Sponsors

Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Mercury Launch and Tug Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management Ltd. PwC Media Sponsors

CKNW Global BC Vancouver Sun

BuildDirect Canadian Health Food Association Canadian Women in Technology Cause We Care Foundation Crofton House School Delta Suites Hotel Diane Forsythe-Abbott Luncheon Edelman KPMG One Big Movement Summer Solstice Soiree Transition Gala hosted by Rotary Club of Surrey Guilford Twist Fashions UBC Book Store

Social Media Sponsor

2012 Women of Distinction Awards Presenting Sponsor

Scotiabank Gold Sponsors

BC Housing BC Hydro Goldcorp Inc. Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Miss604.com In Kind Donors

Jennifer Cameron, Voice Actor Robert Dewey, Hotfusion Communications Inc. Mink Chocolates Inc. Nimbus School of Recording Arts Trinity Media Productions WestJet We have done our best to include everyone who made a contribution of $100 or more between January 1 and December 31, 2012. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us at 604 895 5766 if we have made an error in your acknowledgement.

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As You Like It Media Inc. BC Nurses’ Union Hemlock Printers ICBC Kwantlen Polytechnic University Vancity


YWCA Metro Vancouver is a volunteer- and membership-based organization that is part of the global YWCA network.

Karen Gilmore

Silver Sponsors

3rd Party Events / In-Kind Donors

Our mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.


Port Metro Vancouver TD Bank Group Teck Resources Limited


Gina Arsens Wanda Costuros Karen Hoffmann

Lisa Kershaw Debbie Nagle Dr. Kim van der Woerd

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YWCA Annual Report 2012  

Celebrating 115 years as a catalyst for change, YWCA Metro Vancouver has built better futures since 1897 through integrated services leading...

YWCA Annual Report 2012  

Celebrating 115 years as a catalyst for change, YWCA Metro Vancouver has built better futures since 1897 through integrated services leading...