Blog: Awards

Launching a Great Ydea with the Phoenix Sisters
26 October 2021

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2500 to support women, girls and non-binary people in the ACT to pursue their passions and improve our community.  Since launching in 2019, the program has helped more than 60 local women and girls to progress projects including establishing a podcast, launching a public awareness campaign, running empowering programs […]

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2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards – Carina Zeccola
26 October 2021

Carina Zeccola, YWCA Canberra’s President, is a finalist of the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year at the 2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of women in business across our community, whilst the Chamberlains Law Business Woman of the Year is an […]

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ACT Training Awards – Daisy Ulain
8 September 2021

Daisy Ulain, a trainer and assessor in early childhood education and care at YWCA Canberra, is a finalist in the ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year category of this year’s 2021 ACT Training Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.  With the award event cancelled […]

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Helping us build up the Canberra community – 2021 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
30 April 2021

On Thursday, 29 April, YWCA Canberra was joined by over 130 people at the Ainslie Football Club for our annual Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The fundraising event, which provided an opportunity for members, supporters and partners to come together to show their support for YWCA Canberra’s housing initiatives, also presented us withwas also an the opportunity to showcase our 2021 Great Ydeas Small Grant recipients […]

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Community transformation and creativity at the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
8 May 2018

On Wednesday 2 May we hosted 120 people at QT Hotel for the 2018 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The Breakfast not only marks World YWCA Day, but also sees the announcement of the Great Ydeas Small Grants program recipients, and fundraises for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse; a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) program […]

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Do the hard things and set ambitions as bold as ‘leapfrogging’ a global industry
31 January 2018

Angela Priestley is the Publisher and founding editor of Women’s Agenda. I didn’t know much about Professor Michelle Simmons before she was named 2018 Australian of the Year. But after reading her Australia Day address, I’m hooked on her incredible career and inspired by her words of wisdom, if not a little intimidated by her leadership […]

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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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Frances Crimmins’ keynote address – 2017 Australian Leadership Excellence Awards
1 September 2017

The Australian Leadership Excellence Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of outstanding leaders and managers on a national scale. They bring together individuals whose vision, skill and integrity distinguish them from the crowd and inspire others to succeed. On Thursday 31st August, YWCA Canberra Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, delivered a keynote address at the 2017 […]

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Edna Ryan Award wins for Y Canberra women
25 October 2016

We’re lucky to have countless incredible women leaders in our YWCA Canberra networks. Three of those women recently received Edna Ryan Awards, in recognition of their work to advance the status of women. YWCA Canberra Board Director and Founder of Cooking Circles, Heidi Zajac, and co-founders of womenCANplay, Hannah Massingham and Billi McCarthy-Price, were honoured […]

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Outstanding Educator – Amy Mann, Family Day Care
28 January 2015

In 2014, our wonderful Family Day Care Educator, LiXue (Amy) Mann was the recipient of the ACT Education and Care Gala Award for Excellence in Practice and Pedagogy for family day care. Amy has been an educator with YWCA Canberra since 2012, and with Belconnen Community Services prior to that since 2008. Here, she shares […]

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