Vancouver Young Women's Christian Association

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Vancouver Young Women's Christian Association

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The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), a world-wide Christian lay organization open to girls and women, was founded in England in 1855. The first Canadian branch was formed in St. John, N.B. in 1870. The Vancouver YWCA was organized in 1897. The organization offers women's study courses and craft classes and, together with the YWCA, operates the Howard Chatwick Residence, a hostel for young men and women.


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