Blog: young people

The Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Leadership Project
2 November 2016

At YWCA Canberra, we believe that young women’s leadership is key to addressing gender inequality more broadly. A program we’re particularly proud of is the Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Leadership Project, which we have run annually since 2013. In May 2016, YWCA Canberra offered a two-day leadership program for 10 young women who […]

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Term three highlights from Lyneham School Age Care
26 October 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. Here, Rachel Pace, School Age Care Program Manager at Lyneham Primary School […]

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The year in review – Frances Crimmins, Executive Director, YWCA Canberra
12 October 2016

  Our 2016 AGM was held on Monday 10 October, bringing together more than 80 members, staff and friends to celebrate our achievements, and elect new board members. I’m pleased to share with you some of our key areas of impact, and highlights from the 2015-16 year, which you can find out more about in […]

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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 member: Maddie Barclay
17 June 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 Maddie Barclay. […]

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A weekend with the family.. and without technology!
15 June 2016

This year, our winter appeal is raising money for the YWCA Clubhouse, a free learning space for young people in Tuggeranong to learn and build their confidence through technology.  Supporters can fundraise by taking on the Tech Freeze Challenge – relinquishing technology for a weekend and seeking sponsorship from friends and family for doing so. […]

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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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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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Maddie standing on balcony

My week at the Y
25 January 2016

This week I started my five days of work experience at YWCA Canberra. In the hopes of further developing my communications skills and getting a taste of a potential career, I took the opportunity to work with the communications and marketing team. Excited by the prospect of my own cubicle and intern email address, I […]

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