Blog: Community

Five quick questions with Matilda Webb
6 October 2021

Our She Leads High Conference is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Taking place on Friday 12 November, at the Kambri Cultural Centre, this year’s theme ‘Wild’, is all about harnessing personal adversity and using it to thrive as leaders in your personal and schooling life. In anticipation for the event, […]

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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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Backyard science experiments to do at home!
18 August 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we value the importance of early childhood education and teaching children fundamental skills to help the development their mind and natural curiosity. With lockdown well and truly underway, we wanted to remind everyone that learning in the home doesn’t have to be boring! This week for National Science Week, we want to encourage children to explore the world of science by sharing three easy science […]

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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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Connecting young people through street art
22 January 2021

Over two days in December 2020, our Youth Engagement team worked with visionary street artist Bjarni Wark from Happy Decay to run a Street Art Transition program for young people in the Tuggeranong region. Transition from primary to secondary school involves significant changes that can be both exhilarating and concerning to students and their families. […]

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Delivering holiday cheer
24 December 2020

As part of our annual end of year appeal, YWCA Canberra runs a food drive within our early childhood and school age education and care services. This food, combined with that purchased through our Lanyon Food Hub, goes towards holiday hampers for people in our housing programs, so they can enjoy the festive season. Our […]

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Fifth annual LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom
18 December 2020

2020, where do we start? With bush fires, hail, a plague, and everything in between, it has been one challenging year, to say the least. More so for our young people, who have had to adapt quickly to so many challenges including online schooling and missing out on social events with their friends! YWCA Canberra […]

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International Volunteer Day
4 December 2020

This International Volunteer Day, we want to highlight the incredible contributions of some of our volunteers. Max and Rhonda After taking an exercise class at our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC), Rhonda saw the incredible work the team does there and decided to volunteer with us. She started in the Lanyon Food Hub […]

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Celebrating NAIDOC week with your children!
13 November 2020

NAIDOC Week is finally here, and we could not be more excited! On this special week, we celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.    NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for young children to learn about the culture of Australia’s First Nations people, and to build stronger connections with their local Aboriginal and Torres […]

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Building our Next Door community
2 November 2020

One of the largely unspoken impacts of the COVID-19 crisis has been on our ability to network and build our communities. Between restrictions on travel and visiting friends, the cancellation of most events, and the general concern around interpersonal interactions, we have lost much of what used to bring us together. That’s why, as we […]

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