Blog: Partnerships

Innovation in Housing Typology
13 June 2019

This week YWCA Canberra’s CEO, Frances Crimmins participated in the Property Council ACT’s event, “Innovation in Housing Typology”. The event focused on affordable housing in the ACT and new models to ensure all Canberrans have an appropriate, affordable and safe place to call home. The below article is an excerpt from Frances’ presentation, which followed […]

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Creating Wonderland at the LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom
21 November 2018

On Thursday, November 8, YWCA Canberra hosted its third annual LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom at the Ainslie Football Club. The event brought 200 young people aged 12-25 from across Canberra and surrounds. Earlier in the year, a working group of young people and staff were convened to make all the big and important decisions for the […]

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Partnerships that make a difference
27 June 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. Hays are a Champion of the 2018 She Leads Conference. We had a chat to Nicole Frawley, Government Account Manager at Hays, to find out just what Hays do and why our partnership is so […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – Richardson Primary School and the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse
17 January 2018

Richardson Primary School is a key partner and supporter of the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse since its establishment in 2014. We recently spoke to Richardson Primary School Principal Anna Wilson, to find out what the Clubhouse means to her, and why she believes that it’s crucial to provide opportunities for young people to collaborate, communicate, and think […]

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Opportunity, inspiration and community collaboration at the Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
2 May 2017

On Thursday 27 April, we were thrilled to welcome more than 170 partners, members and friends to QT Canberra for our Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast (formerly known as the Round the World Breakfast), in recognition of World YWCA Day. World YWCA Day is celebrated in 120 countries, and provides a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate […]

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Powerful partnerships: the University of Canberra and She Leads
23 December 2016

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support us in a range of ways. The University of Canberra (UC) has supported the She Leads College Conference since 2015 as Venue Partner. In 2017, UC will once again support the College Conference and is the Principal Partner for our […]

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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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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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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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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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