Blog: Canberra Community

Attending the London International Youth Science Forum with the support of Great Ydeas
10 April 2018

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kick-start a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 13 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s recipients […]

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2017 She Leads High – 5 Quick Questions with Staycee Charles
31 October 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event will take place at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 28 November 2017. In this interview, we talk to Staycee Charles, one of our speed […]

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Frances Crimmins accepts the 2017 ACT NAPCAN Play Your Part award for Winyu Early Childhood Service
13 September 2017

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) Play Your Part Awards recognise primary prevention initiatives which reduce children’s risk of experiencing abuse and neglect, and prioritise children’s social, emotional, educational and economic wellbeing. Earlier this month, our Winyu Early Childhood Service in Gungahlin received the 2017 NAPCAN ACT Play Your Part  award, marking the first time that […]

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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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Dr Do Little, Dance Lessons and Disaster Chef in the July School holidays
3 August 2016

The July school holidays were packed with exciting opportunities for children who attended our four programs at Majura, Turner, Kingsford Smith and St. Benedict’s Primary Schools. During the first week, children watched as tiny eggs arrived in an incubator, slowly hatched, and little chicks began exploring their new environment, as part of a hatching program. The children learned about […]

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