Blog: community

Reclaiming the Lanyon Youth Centre!
28 July 2016

During the winter school holiday program, we embarked on an exciting project to transform the Lanyon Youth Centre. Along with Ciara, who is our Senior Youth Engagement Officer, we thought it was important to give the ownership of the space to the young people, and we made sure that the young people were heavily involved in the […]

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Inclusivity through School Age Care
27 July 2016

In Australia, School Age Care is underpinned by the national framework, My Time, Our Place, which aims to assist educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their optential and develop a foundation for future success. Inclusivity and respect for diversity are key principles of this framework.  Here, we speak with Kathleen, Geanean and Jilly, […]

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Meet a candidate: Angie Drake
5 July 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Angie Drake, Labor Candidate for Brindabella.  Tell us a bit about yourself I’m a […]

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Meet a Candidate: Candice Burch
28 June 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Candice Burch, Liberal Candidate for Kurrajong Tell us a bit about yourself. I moved to […]

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My Tech Freeze – Hala Batainah, Federal Director at Microsoft and YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Ambassador
27 June 2016

Hala Batainah is the Federal Director at Microsoft, and a passionate ambassador for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse. To support the Tech Freeze Appeal, the self-confessed technology devotee relinquished tech for weekend. Here, she shares what she learned. It’s not too late to sponsor Hala – head to her EveryDay Hero page to donate, with all funds raised going directly to the […]

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Meet a Candidate: Rebecca Vassarotti
22 June 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Rebecca Vassarotti, Greens Candidate for Kurrajong.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I am […]

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Strategic and Business Planning Bootcamp: What’s it all about?
6 June 2016

On Friday 8 July, For Purpose will hold a Strategic and Business Planning Bootcamp for not-for-profit professionals here at YWCA Canberra. We caught up with Tim Arnold, facilitator and business coach, to find out what it’s all about, and why you should attend. Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a career administrator in the sports […]

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Celebrating one year at Winyu Early Childhood Service
30 May 2016

Despite some rain and a chilly morning fog on Saturday, our team of educators met at the Winyu Early Childhood Service in Gungahlin bright and early. We gathered to prepare for our very first birthday event, celebrating our newest service turning one. In between hanging pieces of artwork and photos in our gallery, the significance of […]

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Meet a candidate: Elizabeth Kikkert
23 May 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Elizabeth Kikkert, Liberal Party Candidate for Ginninderra.   Tell us a bit about […]

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Housing Support Unit: “Housing is just the beginning of what we do”
18 May 2016

Providing housing for women is in the DNA of the YWCA movement. YWCA Canberra has been offering different forms of accommodation to women since the 1940’s. Over the years our housing services have evolved to meet the changing needs of local women and their families, but our commitment to providing it has remained strong throughout. Due […]

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