Blog: Community

A night to remember at the LGBTIQA+ Allies Prom!
3 November 2016

Maintaining mental health is challenge that many people face on a daily basis. Young people aged 12-25 years who identify as sexuality and gender diverse are five times more likely to attempt suicide, almost twice as likely to engage in self-harm, and twice as likely to have symptoms of a mental health disorder. In order to address some of these […]

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The Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Leadership Project
2 November 2016

At YWCA Canberra, we believe that young women’s leadership is key to addressing gender inequality more broadly. A program we’re particularly proud of is the Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Leadership Project, which we have run annually since 2013. In May 2016, YWCA Canberra offered a two-day leadership program for 10 young women who […]

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Advocating for a better Canberra, for all
1 November 2016

Over the past twelve months, YWCA Canberra has been focusing our advocacy efforts on ensuring that gender equality and social inclusion have been prioritized in the lead up to the ACT election. In March, we launched our election advocacy platform, Every woman, every child, every day, calling on the incoming ACT government to take action […]

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Term three highlights from Lyneham School Age Care
26 October 2016

YWCA Canberra runs 13 School Age Care programs across Canberra, providing care for children before and after school and during the holidays. Our educators work hard to offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities that are designed to foster children’s wellbeing, development and learning. Here, Rachel Pace, School Age Care Program Manager at Lyneham Primary School […]

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The year in review – Frances Crimmins, Executive Director, YWCA Canberra
12 October 2016

  Our 2016 AGM was held on Monday 10 October, bringing together more than 80 members, staff and friends to celebrate our achievements, and elect new board members. I’m pleased to share with you some of our key areas of impact, and highlights from the 2015-16 year, which you can find out more about in […]

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Meet a Member – Maddie Tier
11 October 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 Maddie Tier. You […]

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Bunnings Warehouse visits Betty Searle House
28 September 2016

Although Canberra has had an unusually wet winter and spring this year, the ladies at YWCA Canberra’s Betty Searle House are planning for a hot summer. The eight women love their garden, but the question of sufficient watering, especially around the veggie patch, was debated at a house meeting earlier in the year. The ladies […]

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Meet a Candidate – Meegan Fitzharris
27 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Meegan Fitzharris MLA, Member for Molonglo. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a mum of three curious and very individual young […]

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Meet a Candidate – Indra Esguerra
22 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Indra Esguerra, Greens Candidate for Ginninderra. Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Canberra, and have watched as we […]

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Start making it! Meet FASHFEST’s Director of Fashion, Mieka Vigilante
19 September 2016

Mieka Vigilante is a Director of Fashion for FASHFEST – what she calls, “the business of dreams”. FASHFEST, a Canberra-based fashion show now in its fourth year, aims to cultivate modern, emerging fashion, design and creative talent. FASHFEST has a focus on encouraging participation from young people, either as fashion students starting out, or as volunteers wanting to […]

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