Blog: Community

Girls on Bikes – A Great Ydea
19 March 2018

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 6 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s […]

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The value of a fulfilling career
16 March 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Tomasina Purcell, discussing the importance of a fulfilling career. I have often heard the saying ‘find a job […]

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Brush off the dust
15 March 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Hani Abdile, discussing the need for self-acceptance and inner strength. Do we often forget to love ourselves and […]

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Accidentally On Purpose: My leadership journey
28 February 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Hannah Gissane, discussing her leadership journey as a young woman. Back in 2008, at the age of 19, […]

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How our society, environment, and systemic structures are more disabling than a diagnosis
22 February 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Laura Piscopo, discussing how we can reshape ourselves and society to fully include people with disabilities. Despite our […]

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The value of self-love in leadership
13 February 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today on International Self-Love Day, we are sharing an article written by Ashley St George on what self-love is, and why you should practice it. Self-love […]

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How the Women’s March highlights the continued necessity for feminism in 2018
7 February 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article written by Ashleigh Streeter, discussing her recent experience at the 2018 Canberra Women’s March. On February 4 2018, Canberra held […]

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Bridging the digital divide: Supporting young people matters
10 January 2018

YWCA Canberra is calling on the ACT Government to ensure vulnerable young people receive the support and opportunities they desperately need to participate in the workforce of the future. The ACT is one of the most poorly performing jurisdictions when it comes to equity in educational outcomes for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Our experience […]

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A shared vision for Early Childhood Education and Care in the ACT
10 January 2018

In 2017, ten established ACT early childhood providers joined forces to establish the Children First Alliance, collectively representing 46 early learning centres and more than 3500 children. Through the Alliance, YWCA Canberra is proud to join Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT, Belconnen Community Services, Communities@Work, Community Services #1, Goodstart Early Learning ACT, MOCCA, […]

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Sex Ed @ the Polo
21 December 2017

Australia has one of the highest levels of reported sexual assault in the world, with young women aged between 10 and 24 the most likely victims. In this year alone, 42 women have been killed due to gendered violence. Further, in 2016 half of all university students were sexually harassed, as discovered through the release […]

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