Blog: community

Rowdy Digital: a partner and an inspiration
9 May 2016

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support us with their expertise. Rowdy Digital, formerly ‘Goosebumps’, is the Creative Partner of the 2016 She Leads Conference, and is responsible for the branding and design of a number of YWCA Canberra projects, including Relationship Things Online, the redesign of […]

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Meet a candidate: Veronica Wensing
9 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 is the first of a blog series that we’ll be running on women candidates across […]

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Ever wondered what we get up to at School Age Care?
3 May 2016

YWCA Canberra runs 13 School Age Care programs across Canberra, providing care for children before and after school and during the holidays. Our educators work hard to offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities that are designed to foster children’s wellbeing, development and learning. We have had a fabulous start to the year – read […]

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Meet a member: Teena Thaliyath
14 April 2016

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Teena Thaliyath. […]

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Staff snapshot: Luanne Lowe
11 April 2016

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Lou, YWCA Canberra Office Manager.  Tell us about your role at YWCA […]

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Open letter to Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women
11 March 2016

This week, there was much discussion about domestic violence leave provisions for federal public servants.  We believe that specific domestic violence leave provisions are essential, and as the Australian Public Service is the largest employer in the ACT, this is an issue that we feel strongly about. Please see below an open letter on this issue to Senator […]

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Cooking Circles: a Great Ydea
8 March 2016

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications are currently open for Great Ydeas, and we’ll be featuring some of our amazing past recipients over the next […]

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Are you a pessimist or a Soroptimist?
4 March 2016

Soroptimist International ACT & Monaro is less than a year old, but already the organisation is making its impact felt throughout the Canberra and Queanbeyan region. Late last year, the ACT & Monaro chapter of Soroptimist International organised a sold out screening of Suffragette at Palace Electric Cinema which raised more than $2,000 towards YWCA Canberra’s Respect Ed programs. […]

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Y-Aspire: Firing girls up for their future
18 February 2016

In 2012 I was approached to research, design, implement and evaluate a leadership and self-esteem program for young women. “Why a girls group?” This is one of the most common questions I get asked when I introduce the Y-Aspire program to young women. ‘”Why not?!” is my answer. “Knowledge is power,” I tell them. Becoming […]

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Yen holding Pixie the cat

Meet a member: Yen Eriksen
12 February 2016

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Yen […]

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