Blog: Community

Meet a Member – Lisa LaMaitre
16 February 2017

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. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Lisa LaMaitre. You […]

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Great Ydeas: Where are they now with Gemma Killen
15 February 2017

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 2017 Great Ydeas program will open on February 20, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our […]

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Students United – empowering young people about their rights at work
8 February 2017

We recently caught up with Gabriela Falzon from UnionsACT to learn more about the UnionsACT Youth Project, Students United. The project is currently being developed to educate and empower young people about their rights at work. Here, Gabriela explains where the motivation for the project began, and why such programs are particularly important for young women who […]

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Marching for Gender Equality
23 January 2017

The Women’s March movement was born out of the Women’s March on Washington, which followed the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The movement has  seen more than 4 million women come together in more than 670 sister marches all over the world. YWCA Canberra’s Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, spoke at the Canberra Women’s March on January 21, calling for more to be done to […]

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Feminist innovations in the Pacific: the inaugural Pacific Feminist Forum
16 January 2017

The feminist movement has been influential in effecting change for gender equality in national and global contexts. Yet in recent years we observe increasingly exclusion of feminist voices from decision-making bodies, especially at the global level. This goes hand in hand with shrinking spaces for civil society more generally. Faced with an experience of such exclusion […]

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Staff Snapshot – Paula Chemello
13 January 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Paula, our Policy and Compliance Officer. Tell us about your role at […]

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Meet a Member – Carina Zeccola
4 January 2017

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. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. This month, meet Carina Zeccola. […]

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That’s a RAP!
15 December 2016

On Thursday 8 December, YWCA Canberra launched its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at a lunchtime event at our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. At YWCA Canberra, we strive to be a community leader in reconciliation by continuously building on our commitment to closing the gaps between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and […]

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Holiday Hampers Appeal: Bringing cheer to Canberra families
23 November 2016

Have you read “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith? When I read it, I hated it, I felt so helpless. It is such a hard story about grinding, bleak poverty. Yet I read it all and I thought the family in the book, the Nolans, are like so many families the Housing Support […]

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Meet a Member – Deborah Robson
8 November 2016

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. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. This month, meet Deborah Robson. You […]

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