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‘Everyone belongs’ at our training organisation 
23 March 2022

Harmony Week 2022, from 21 to 27 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity under the theme ‘Everyone belongs‘. This week is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.  These principles are integral to YWCA Canberra, with our organisational values including equality, inclusion, respect and reconciliation.  Our devotion to diversity and inclusion is clearly […]

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Studying ECEC with YWCA Canberra: Piumi’s story
16 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we are dedicated to building a pipeline of qualified and confident early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals as part of our work to address gender inequality. That’s why our registered training organisation (RTO1373) offers the latest Certificate III and Diploma qualifications in ECEC. We believe the quality of our training is […]

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Building communities, one small grant at a time
8 March 2022

YWCA Canberra is pleased to have Sustineo join us again in 2022 as a partner for our Great Ydeas Small Grants Program. With a focus on services that have positive social impacts, Sustineo is a natural fit as a partner for YWCA Canberra. We took a moment to speak to Tom Sloan, CEO of Sustineo, […]

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Why we need gender parity on boards
8 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about gender equality and empowering women to feel confident and equipped to take on leadership roles in their communities. We understand the unique strengths that women bring to the table, and support gender parity across all workplaces.   One way to achieve this is by ensuring that organisations have women […]

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Connecting women with housing and community
7 March 2022

At YWCA Canberra, we believe that safe, affordable and secure housing is a fundamental human right. That’s why we have been providing housing services to women and families in need in the ACT for 80 years.   We know our services have improved many lives, but rather than us talking about them, we want our client’s […]

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2022 She Leads College series: Five quick questions with Khin Kha
4 March 2022

Our She Leads College Conference is back and we’re ready to bring young women and non-binary youths with an event that will spark their leadership journey and potential! On Friday 8 April, year 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to listen to how young leaders strive to be dauntless in their leadership journey. […]

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2022 She Leads High series: Five quick questions with Emily Hyde
4 March 2022

Here at the Y, we are so excited to host our She Leads High Conference after a long 2-year hiatus. Taking place on Thursday 7 April, at the Kambri Cultural Centre, we’re inviting girls and non-binary youths in years 9 and 10, to come to our conference that will help them to understand and activate […]

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Where to celebrate international women’s day in Canberra 2022!
1 March 2022

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8, and is a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, as well as acknowledging the ways we can improve gender equality.   At YWCA Canberra, we are no strangers to celebrating International Women’s Day and, in fact, each year hold […]

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2022 She Leads High series: five quick questions with Avan Daruwalla
28 February 2022

YWCA Canberra’s She Leads High Conference is back for another year!   On Thursday 7 April, we’re inviting students in years 9 and 10 to explore what it’s like to be Dauntless!    In anticipation of the event, we caught up with one of our She Leads High Conference panellists, Avan Daruwalla, to talk all things leadership, […]

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Small grants supported by a bank that goes above and beyond  
28 February 2022

YWCA Canberra is pleased to have Beyond Bank join us again in 2022 as a partner for our Great Ydeas Small Grants Program. Beyond Bank has been an incredible supporter of YWCA Canberra, so we took a moment to speak to Kenyon Neal, Beyond Bank’s local Community Development Manager, about what inspires him about the […]

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