Blog: Awards

Community transformation and creativity at the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
8 May 2018

On Wednesday 2 May we hosted 120 people at QT Hotel for the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The Breakfast not only marks World YWCA Day, but also sees the announcement of the Great Ydeas Small Grants program recipients, and fundraises for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse; a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) program […]

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Do the hard things and set ambitions as bold as ‘leapfrogging’ a global industry
31 January 2018

Angela Priestley is the Publisher and founding editor of Women’s Agenda. I didn’t know much about Professor Michelle Simmons before she was named 2018 Australian of the Year. But after reading her Australia Day address, I’m hooked on her incredible career and inspired by her words of wisdom, if not a little intimidated by her leadership […]

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Frances Crimmins accepts the 2017 ACT NAPCAN Play Your Part award for Winyu Early Childhood Service
13 September 2017

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) Play Your Part Awards recognise primary prevention initiatives which reduce children’s risk of experiencing abuse and neglect, and prioritise children’s social, emotional, educational and economic wellbeing. Earlier this month, our Winyu Early Childhood Service in Gungahlin received the 2017 NAPCAN ACT Play Your Part  award, marking the first time that […]

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Frances Crimmins’ keynote address – 2017 Australian Leadership Excellence Awards
1 September 2017

The Australian Leadership Excellence Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of outstanding leaders and managers on a national scale. They bring together individuals whose vision, skill and integrity distinguish them from the crowd and inspire others to succeed. On Thursday 31st August, YWCA Canberra Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, delivered a keynote address at the 2017 […]

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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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