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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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Kindness at the cottage 26 May 2020

We are lucky to work with so many kind and generous people. When the families at Spence Children’s Cottage found out that we needed more goods at our Lanyon Food Hub, they immediately went into action. Within days they provided us with a range of food and toiletries to helps those least fortunate. Given Spence […]

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Blankets made with love 1 May 2020

As we begin to move into the colder months, we understand that not everyone has access to basic needs such as warm clothes and blankets. At YWCA Canberra, we are doing everything in our power to help provide our clients with goods and services to help them get through these winter months. Last week, our […]

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Helping our families stay active 29 April 2020

Here at YWCA Canberra, we understand the importance of physical distancing during this pandemic. We also know this is a particularly difficult period for families with children, and for older people within our community. To help the families and older women in our housing services, we created activity booklets that you can now download. Our […]

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Youth engagement goes virtual 17 April 2020

As our organisation continues to change in the efforts to combat COVID-19, we have had to move many of our services online so that we can continue to maintain contact and provide support to our clients where necessary. Last week for the first time, our A-Z support group hosted a video catch-up session via Zoom, where participants […]

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Food for thoughtfulness 3 April 2020

Lanyon Food Hub partners with Canberra PCYC to provide a family of five with a generous food hamper

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Lanyon Skate Park Competition 2 March 2020

At YWCA Canberra, we believe all young people should have equal access to resources and facilities that help grow their talents and foster creativity. YWCA Canberra help facilitate this by running events and activities that help young people feel included, supported and inspired to pursue their passions and interests. On Tuesday 7 January, members of the Mura […]

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Community generosity this festive season 23 December 2019

Thanks to our incredible local community, many less fortunate people will be able to enjoy this holiday season without going hungry. Last week, we received two large donations for our Lanyon Food Hub at the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. The first was from Foodbank NSW&ACT, with four trollies worth of goods that Canberrans […]

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Rolling to high school program 4 December 2019

Transitioning from primary school to high school is a big deal for young people—there are more people, more classrooms, more buildings and more things to remember. To help with this change YWCA Canberra’s Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre (MLYCC) Youth Programs has been working with five Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) Community Development students […]

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Community comes together to donate chalkboards for families 10 October 2019

Our community services team had the delight of collaborating on a project with Majura Men’s Shed, Dementia ACT, Bunnings and Givit Australia to donate chalkboards to help families. We have worked with Bunnings for a number of events, and we were happy to get involved again on such a wonderful project. Lynda, our Family Case […]

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