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WIP at MLYCC 27 August 2021

With Wear It Purple Day coming up, our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC) hosted a virtual Wear it Purple Day celebration on 23 August, in collaboration with Headspace Tuggeranong. They invited members of our A-Z social support group for LGBTQIA+ young people and the wider community to attend. The event included playing a Kahoots game, competing in LGBQTIA+-themed music trivia, and discussing Australian LGBTQIA+ history. Both attendees and youth workers had a fantastic time creating community and sharing knowledge, even if it […]

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Creating a forest for the future!  31 March 2021

Last Thursday on March 25th, YWCA Canberra partnered with the Watson Micro-Forest Project to host an art competition at Majura Primary School. The project, which aimed to inspire the new Watson Micro-forest design in Wade St Park, was the perfect opportunity for young people to engage with the environment and learn about biodiversity.     Over the course of the week, […]

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Youth engagement team puts the ‘cool’ in ‘school holidays’! 23 February 2021

YWCA Canberra Youth Program offers a free school holiday program during each school break which includes activities at the Clubhouse and the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre, and excursions around Canberra.   This January, we ran our school holiday program focusing on creativity and connection. During the first week of holidays, young people enjoyed a bounty of creativity with […]

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Celebrating the festive season Next Door 14 December 2020

As part of our series of social events for women in our Next Door housing support program, we held a festive gathering at the Yarralumla Gallery and Oaks Brasserie on 27 November. The wonderful staff there produced a delicious spread of savouries, cakes and scones for our 19 women as we sat among the trees […]

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Coming together for the community 29 September 2020

Wow! Our community is great!   At YWCA Canberra, we are honoured to work alongside some of the most thoughtful and generous community groups in Canberra to help give back to those in need.   Last week at our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre, we received a generous food donation from the Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara in […]

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YWCA Canberra’s Clubhouse goes Full STEAM ahead! 23 September 2020

This week at YWCA Canberra’s Clubhouse, our team was met with a bunch of new and exciting faces just in time for the Spring school holidays! During the week, the young people got in all sorts of fun, writing, singing and producing their own songs in the Clubhouse music studio. Others got creative in a more visual way, showing off […]

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A-Z celebrates Wear it Purple Day 2 September 2020

At YWCA Canberra, we are all about inclusion, diversity and embracing your own identity. On Tuesday 1 September, the YWCA Canberra Youth Programs A-Z group came together to celebrate Wear it Purple Day. At this event, our youth engagement team invited 20 young people from all over the Tuggeranong region and surrounds to celebrate being their true authentic […]

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YWCA Canberra Youth Programs take on winter break 21 July 2020

YWCA Canberra Youth Program offers a free school holiday program during each school break, which includes activities at the Clubhouse and the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre, as well as excursions around Canberra. This winter, we organised a creative and educational program with a range of engaging activities. During the first week, young people engaged in learning photography […]

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Spreading hope in the hub 17 June 2020

At YWCA Canberra, community lies at the forefront of our values and wider vision of girls and women thriving. Within the last few months, we have received several donations from people across the community, who have continued to show support towards our organisation and more importantly, those in need.   On Friday 5 June, our team […]

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Test your knowledge on National Reconciliation Week 29 May 2020

In the spirit of National Reconciliation Week 2020’s theme of “In this together”, YWCA Canberra’s Community Services team developed a National Reconciliation Week quiz and wordsearch that they sent to all their clients. Being such an important week, and in acknowledgement of the Reconciliation Day public holiday on Monday, our team didn’t want to miss […]

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