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Launching your next Great Ydea!
23 November 2021

Got a Great Idea that needs funding? At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to the passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators of our community. We believe girls and women of all backgrounds have the potential to make the world a better place, so much so we’re willing to back them through […]

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Studying ECEC with YWCA Canberra: Leena’s story
12 November 2021

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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Introducing YWCA Canberra’s newest board director Jo Farrell!
10 November 2021

It’s been just over a week since we announced our newly appointed and re-elected YWCA Canberra board directors. This year we received a number of outstanding applications from highly qualified and empowering women. Today we are excited to introduce you to one of our newest Directors, Jo Farrell!   Jo has been in the construction industry for 24 years, starting as an apprentice […]

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FREE training – Preventing gender based violence: your role in the community
9 November 2021

Gender-based violence is a complex issue, but we want to empower you to contribute to the solution.   Bystander approaches are the interventions that support individuals to intervene in violence, harassment or other anti-social behaviour to prevent and reduce harm to others.   Research shows that bystander approaches can help prevent violence against women, including domestic and family violence, sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal […]

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Studying ECEC with YWCA Canberra: Leen’s story
3 November 2021

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 demonstrated best in the words of students. Here is […]

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Developing the educators of our next generation
1 November 2021

Access to quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) is essential to achieving gender equality. (If you want to know more about why, check out our recent ENews on the topic.) And demand for ECEC services is growing. According to Australian Government labour market projections, the childhood education and care sector needs a 20 per […]

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Launching a Great Ydea with the Phoenix Sisters
26 October 2021

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2500 to support women, girls and non-binary people in the ACT to pursue their passions and improve our community.  Since launching in 2019, the program has helped more than 60 local women and girls to progress projects including establishing a podcast, launching a public awareness campaign, running empowering programs […]

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2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards – Carina Zeccola
26 October 2021

Carina Zeccola, YWCA Canberra’s President, is a finalist of the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year at the 2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of women in business across our community, whilst the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year is an […]

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Mental Health Month 2021 speech by Frances Crimmins
18 October 2021

During Mental Health Month 2021, YWCA Canberra CEO Frances Crimmins was invited to present a virtual speech to employees of ActewAGL on the topic of Mental health awareness. Good morning and welcome everyone. I’m Frances Crimmins, and I’m proud to be the Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Canberra. I would like to begin by acknowledging […]

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Five quick questions with Matilda Webb
6 October 2021

Our She Leads High Conference is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Taking place on Friday 12 November, at the Kambri Cultural Centre, this year’s theme ‘Wild’, is all about harnessing personal adversity and using it to thrive as leaders in your personal and schooling life. In anticipation for the event, […]

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