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Finding the perfect formula for innovation
18 January 2022

At YWCA Canberra we love to see women and non-binary people excel in all their creative and professional endeavours. We understand that for them to truly thrive, they need to have the right balance of support and resources to help lift their projects off the ground.    In celebration of the opening of our 2022 Great Ydeas […]

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Seven ways to help keep your COVID-19 anxiety at bay this new year!
11 January 2022

With last minute summer plans, and COVID-19 cases rising, it has become nearly impossible to escape the anxieties that come with living through a pandemic.  But do not stress! We’re here to remind you that you don’t have to go through this alone, and there are plenty of precautions you can take to reduce your […]

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Give to others and reap the benefits this festive season
13 December 2021

Humans are social animals, and we have a natural desire to look out for others and help people in times of need. With the holidays fast approaching, this sense of compassion can swell, especially as we embrace the festive season and reflect on the year that has passed.    One powerful way to show kindness is through the act of giving! Whether it’s […]

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A perfectly pleasing Prom in the Park
12 December 2021

What better way to bid 2021 goodbye than a youth festival on a summery Friday afternoon where young people can celebrate their authentic selves? That’s exactly what we did with the sixth annual LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom!   Usually, the Prom is an opportunity for young people to experience a formal style event with a sit-down […]

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Recognising the realities of our lives in Canberra
7 December 2021

We were honoured to launch our second report into the reality of life in Canberra for women and non-binary people, Our lives: women in the ACT. This report, an update from our 2019 publication, was the result of surveying over 1200 respondents living in Canberra. It provides an insight into how life in Canberra has changed over those two years, including the impact of COVID-19 on women’s […]

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Leadership advice from She Leads Diploma facilitator, Angie Ford
6 December 2021

Leadership is constantly changing and evolving, and it can be confusing and overwhelming to determine how to start your leadership journey or take it to the next level. We’ve spoken to one of our She Leads Diploma facilitators, Angie Ford, and asked her to give us some leadership advice, talk about her leadership journey, and […]

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Give a gift that matters this GivingTuesday
29 November 2021

On 30 November 2021, take a moment to reflect on the many NFPs that touch your life every year, and help make our communities a better place for everyone! 30 November 2021 is GivingTuesday. This is an annual opportunity for individuals, communities and businesses to come together and give back to the organisations making a […]

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Introducing YWCA Canberra’s board director Kristin Blume
24 November 2021

Earlier this month we announced our newly appointed and re-elected YWCA Canberra board directors. This year we received outstanding applications from highly qualified and empowering women within our community. Today we are thrilled to profile one of our re-appointed board directors Kristin Blume!   Kristin Blume was appointed to the YWCA Canberra board in October 2019. With a background in policy, program management, and public sector leadership, Kristin bring skills to the board […]

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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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