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YWCA Canberra launches Educate, Inspire, Excel program
27 July 2020

We’re excited to launch YWCA Canberra’s latest innovative program to train 100 people over the next two years to work in Canberra’s childhood education and care sector: Educate, Inspire, Excel (EIE). EIE gives Canberrans the opportunity to study and work in childhood education and care in a supportive, inclusive environment. The COVID-19 crisis has clearly […]

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Free Tax Help 2020
16 July 2020

Our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC) is offering free tax return help. If you’re earning a low income, you can get free help filling out and submitting your tax return from our Tax Help volunteer, Dennis, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 29 July to 29 October 2020. What is Tax Help? Tax […]

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Redefining ‘normal’ in a post-COVID world
13 July 2020

In this time of COVID-19, there is no question that many of us now lead very different lives than what we are used to. From issues of mass job loss, increased mental health problems, and financial instability, it is evident the virus has affected us all in more ways than one. But as we begin […]

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Tips on how to deal with re-entering society
8 July 2020

Living through lockdown has been challenging to say the least, but for many it has provided a sense of security and comfort in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. But as we begin to move towards a more relaxed state, many of us will again experience a new sense of anxiety, as we begin […]

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Exceptional support from a Canberra Icon
15 June 2020

We have been overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of local organisations in helping us deliver emergency relief to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis. One of these amazing organisations is Icon Water, which has chipped in $15,000 so that we can provide affordable, safe and supportive accommodation for women and their children. We spoke […]

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Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leads in the media
3 June 2020

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is almost over, but that does not mean that we have to stop celebrating our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities once the week is up. With so much creative content being produced by talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, we thought now would be a valuable time to share […]

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Why we need reconciliation and Reconciliation Action Plans
3 June 2020

Di Bakon is a Gamilaroi woman and YWCA Canberra Board Member YWCA Canberra’s contribution towards reconciliation YWCA Canberra has a focus on contributing towards reconciliation through leading community action and generational change. This is evident in our role in advocacy and leadership programs. I believe that YWCA Canberra comes from a position of strength to […]

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Launch of YWCA Canberra’s 2020 Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan
3 June 2020

On behalf of the YWCA Canberra Board, I am so excited to announce the virtual launch of our Reconciliation Action Plan (our RAP) with all of you today. The RAP represents our commitment to continue to support First Nations women and families on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land. I’d like to begin by acknowledging the traditional […]

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National Reconciliation Week: Celebrating inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the ACT
28 May 2020

It’s National Reconciliation Week! A time to reflect on the progress made for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to celebrate the movement towards a more equal, just, and united future. This year for National Reconciliation Week, we wanted to highlight the stories of inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have made […]

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Finding silver linings Next Door
15 May 2020

With all the negative stories in our news and social media feeds, it can be hard to find positives in our current situation. But here at YWCA Canberra, changes to our work brought on by COVID-19 have helped us help even more local women. Our Next Door program helps women age 50 and over to […]

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