Blog: YWCA Canberra team

Staff Snapshot – Paula Chemello
13 January 2017

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 Paula, our Policy and Compliance Officer. Tell us about your role at […]

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Holiday Hampers Appeal: Bringing cheer to Canberra families
23 November 2016

Have you read “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith? When I read it, I hated it, I felt so helpless. It is such a hard story about grinding, bleak poverty. Yet I read it all and I thought the family in the book, the Nolans, are like so many families the Housing Support […]

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A night to remember at the LGBTIQA+ Allies Prom!
3 November 2016

Maintaining mental health is challenge that many people face on a daily basis. Young people aged 12-25 years who identify as sexuality and gender diverse are five times more likely to attempt suicide, almost twice as likely to engage in self-harm, and twice as likely to have symptoms of a mental health disorder. In order to address some of these […]

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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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Advocating for a better Canberra, for all
1 November 2016

Over the past twelve months, YWCA Canberra has been focusing our advocacy efforts on ensuring that gender equality and social inclusion have been prioritized in the lead up to the ACT election. In March, we launched our election advocacy platform, Every woman, every child, every day, calling on the incoming ACT government to take action […]

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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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Staff Snapshot – Pip White
19 October 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 Pip White, our Children’s Services Account Manager. Tell us about your role […]

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YWCA Canberra Board Traineeships: Demystifying the Board experience
17 October 2016

YWCA Canberra is committed to fostering the growth and development of young women leaders. Each year, we offer a Board Traineeship Program, which provides women with the opportunity to gain experience in governance, finance and strategic management without the legal and financial responsibilities of being a Board Director.  Here, we speak to Marni Pilgrim, who has […]

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Bunnings Warehouse visits Betty Searle House
28 September 2016

Although Canberra has had an unusually wet winter and spring this year, the ladies at YWCA Canberra’s Betty Searle House are planning for a hot summer. The eight women love their garden, but the question of sufficient watering, especially around the veggie patch, was debated at a house meeting earlier in the year. The ladies […]

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Staff Snapshot – Liam Hannan
7 September 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 Liam, School Age Care Program Manager at Yarralumla Primary School. Tell us […]

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