Blog: YWCA Canberra team

Calling on Canberra to #LeadTheChange on International Women’s Day
10 March 2017

International Women’s Day presents an opportunity for us all to reflect on the status of women, and celebrate the achievements, progress and action demonstrated by countless incredible women all over the world each year. While it certainly is a time for celebration, it’s not hard to forget how much is left to be done before […]

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She Leads College Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Ciara Duggan
10 March 2017

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Tuesday 21 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will share their leadership journeys with participants. We’ll be […]

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Staff Snapshot – Megan Steele
28 February 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 Megan Steele. Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra. I am […]

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Staff Snapshot – Judi Martin
30 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 Judi Martin, who has recently joined our nationally recognised Training Unit. Find out […]

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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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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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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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