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Meet a staff member – Catherine Jones
25 June 2019

At YWCA Canberra, we are proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff. As a regular feature on our blog, we’ll be bringing you staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Catherine Jones. Tell us about your […]

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2019 ACT Volunteering Awards
20 June 2019

Originally published by YWCA Canberra Clubhouse on 13 June 2019 On Tuesday 21 May, and two young Calwell High School students attended the Volunteering and Contact ACT  28th annual 2019 Volunteering Awards for the Canberra region. These two young people, who were representatives of a larger group of ten students, were awarded the ‘Innovation Award’ for our that ran […]

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Leadership with Yumi Stynes
20 June 2019

Are you ready to Thrive? Our She Leads Conference delivers a fresh and innovative approach to women’s leadership development. It gives aspiring, developing and established women, female-identifying and non-binary leaders, the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and networks to amplify their leadership journey alongside their career. In this interview we talk to Yumi Stynes, one […]

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Innovation in Housing Typology
13 June 2019

This week YWCA Canberra’s CEO, Frances Crimmins participated in the Property Council ACT’s event, “Innovation in Housing Typology”. The event focused on affordable housing in the ACT and new models to ensure all Canberrans have an appropriate, affordable and safe place to call home. The below article is an excerpt from Frances’ presentation, which followed […]

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ACT Budget 2019-2020 – What you need to know
7 June 2019

While Chief Minister and Treasurer, Andrew Barr used the 2019-2020 ACT Budget to remind us that local economic growth continues to be strong, Canberra remains one of the most expensive cities in which to rent, particularly for those on low incomes or social security payments. For many Canberrans, public and social housing are the only […]

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Decolonising the Australian criminal justice system with Magistrate Louise Taylor
22 May 2019

She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking. These events are in partnership with the University of Canberra, who like YWCA Canberra, are WGEA certified and share our vision of women’s empowerment. Through this, […]

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Let’s #TackleFlexisim this Flexible Working Day
22 May 2019

Today is Flexible Working Day, an international day to celebrate and showcase the benefits of flexible work for the individual and for the organisation. As an organisation, YWCA Canberra is proud to say that it has made a commitment to offering flexible working arrangements to all its staff. Today, we caught up with our Chief […]

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What comes after #MyMum – Preventing homelessness amongst Australia’s older women
15 May 2019

You’d have to be a neophyte in the ways of social media and online news to have avoided the hashtag #MyMum over the last week. Sparked by a comments made by the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in relation to his late mother and the intellectual pursuits she delayed in order to singlehandedly raise her young family, #MyMum spontaneously galvanised users who paid tribute to their mothers and grandmothers who […]

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A Woman’s Place is in the House, and the Senate!
15 May 2019

YWCA Canberra welcomed members and supporters to our federal election Meet the Candidate event on Wednesday 1 May. It was a brilliant opportunity for attendees to get the latest details on election platforms as they relate to gender equality and women’s policy more broadly, and for candidates to fine-tune their messages, before heading to the […]

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Together, We Can – International Women’s Day Mural Street Art Project
14 May 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day this year, YWCA Canberra had the opportunity to work with Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS), Lanyon High students, local talented artists Bohie Palecek, Faith Kerehona and young trailblazing community leaders, Dhani Gilbert and Caitlin Figueiredo, to create two separate murals located on the Centre Point building in Garema […]

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