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Maintaining friendships in a time of social distancing
26 March 2020

As we each play our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, it’s normal to experience waves of loneliness and anxiety. With new restrictions put into place every day, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to practice the things we love, around the people we love. But who said self-isolation had to be boring? Thanks to the power of technology, and a […]

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Becoming Unstoppable at She Leads College Conference
26 March 2020

The 2020 She Leads College Conference was a one-day leadership event for young women, including female–identifying and non-binary people, in years 11 and 12. The event, held Thursday 12 March at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre, engaged more than 120 young people to explore and discover their leadership identity and values, as well as reflect […]

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Meet a member – Amanda Jupp
26 March 2020

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. We will feature an interview with a member here on our blog so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, […]

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Caring for our senior citizens
23 March 2020

This was supposed to be ACT Seniors Week 2020, a time to celebrate the many wonderful older women we have the privilege of working with. Unfortunately, with the current health crisis, Council of the Aging (COTA) ACT was forced to make the difficult decision to postpone the celebrations. With our older populations particularly at risk […]

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Ideas to promote social engagement while social distancing: check in on a friend; lend a helping hand to the elderly or disadvantaged; donate excess goods; create a community; offer your support.

Social engagement while social distancing
20 March 2020

With the spread of COVID-19, we’re all suddenly becoming aware of the concept of social distancing (and if you’re still unclear why it’s so important, this clip from Scrubs might help). But for many of us, we’re torn between staying away from people to reduce risks and wanting to help others in our community. Thankfully, […]

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A closer look into National Close the Gap day 
19 March 2020

At YWCA Canberra, we are committed to building strong, positive relationships with people of all cultural backgrounds and ethnicity. We particularly hold strong respect towards people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and acknowledge the inter-generational consequences of colonisation that endure today. The National Close the Gap day takes place on, Thursday 19 March , and we wanted to reflect […]

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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Sophie Holloway
19 March 2020

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2,500 to support women and girls in the ACT, including female-identifying people, and non-binary people, to pursue their passions and improve our community. Applications are now open for the 2020 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Small Grants. This year, we have a total of $13,000 in general […]

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The uncomfortable truth about sexual harassment in Australian workplaces
18 March 2020

In Australia, sexual harassment is widespread and pervasive. It is estimated that 85 per cent of women aged over 15 years have been sexually harassed at some point in their lives, carrying detrimental impacts on an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological well being as well as their professional careers. According to the Sex Discrimination Act (Cth) 1984, […]

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Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Fiona Hooten
12 March 2020

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2,500 to support women and girls in the ACT, including female-identifying people, and non-binary people, to pursue their passions and improve our community. Applications are now open for the 2020 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Small Grants. This year, we have a total of $13,000 in general and specialised grants […]

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2020 She Leads College Conference – Get to know Taylor Fitzgerald
11 March 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Taylor Fitzgerald, our ‘Moving from Dreaming to Achieving’ facilitator at the […]

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