Blog: Awards Archives - YWCA Canberra

Edna Ryan Award wins for Y Canberra women
25 October 2016

We’re lucky to have countless incredible women leaders in our YWCA Canberra networks. Three of those women recently received Edna Ryan Awards, in recognition of their work to advance the status of women. YWCA Canberra Board Director and Founder of Cooking Circles, Heidi Zajac, and co-founders of womenCANplay, Hannah Massingham and Billi McCarthy-Price, were honoured […]

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Outstanding Educator – Amy Mann, Family Day Care
28 January 2015

In 2014, our wonderful Family Day Care Educator, LiXue (Amy) Mann was the recipient of the ACT Education and Care Gala Award for Excellence in Practice and Pedagogy for family day care. Amy has been an educator with YWCA Canberra since 2012, and with Belconnen Community Services prior to that since 2008. Here, she shares […]

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‘Relationship Things’ a partner in preventing gendered violence
5 January 2015

In December 2014, YWCA Canberra was thrilled when Relationship Things received a prestigious Partners In Prevention Community Award from the ACT Office for Women. The annual awards recognise best practice strategies and activities that create awareness of gendered violence in order to prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in the ACT. Relationship […]

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2014: a year to remember
17 December 2014

I would like to thank and acknowledge the enthusiasm, support and dedication of my colleagues, and the work of our 300 staff. Our organisation is not only a significant employer in the Territory, but also a contributor to the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of our community. Our 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights the many achievements […]

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YWCA Canberra wins Mental Health Week award
8 October 2014

YWCA Canberra’s innovative Y-Aspire program for girls was recognised this week in the 2014 ACT Mental Health Week Awards. It was rewarded for its success in helping to prevent mental illness in young women, picking up the award for ‘Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention – Organisation’. Y-Aspire is an early intervention leadership program to support […]

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YWCA Canberra wins award for Youth Literacy program
5 September 2014

YWCA Canberra’s Youth Literacy program was recognised for its success in outcomes, and impact on the community with a 2014 Community Sector Partnership award from ACTCOSS. The Lanyon Youth Literacy Program has run for three successful years. The original project was a pilot program run in 2012 in partnership with YWCA Canberra’s Mura Lanyon Youth […]

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