Angel Hellyer

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  • 25 November 2020: Representation and leadership with Hon Dame Annette King

    She Leads In-Conversation events provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries, in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session and networking.  In October 2020, New Zealand elected its most diverse parliament ever, with women representing 48 per cent, Maori 13 per cent, and LGBTQIA+ 10 per […]

  • 9 October 2020: My voice, our equal future

    Over the last few years, the voices of girls demanding a more just and equitable future have resounded across the globe. With Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg as role models, girls are realising their place at the forefront of activism and are using this position to make real and lasting change in our societies. That’s […]

  • 7 August 2020: One year of Next Door: Mary’s story

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    For the first anniversary of our Next Door program, we wanted our client’s voices to be heard. This is Mary’s* story. A few years ago, I decided to lodge an application for public housing because one by one my children are leaving Canberra for a better job: one to Melbourne, another to Sydney. My youngest also decided […]

  • 7 August 2020: One year of Next Door: Cheryl’s story

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    For the first anniversary of our Next Door program, we wanted our client’s voices to be heard. This is Cheryl’s* story. When I was referred to YWCA Canberra’s Next Door program, it’s no stretch to say it was a life-changing moment. As a homeless mature-age woman, I’d held onto the last shred of my dignity […]

  • 23 April 2020: Tips for LGBTQIA* teens

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    Things are rough right now. You’re out of school, away from friends and your support networks. This can be particularly tough when you’re gender or sexuality diverse and maybe in isolation with people who aren’t as supportive as your peer networks. It’s important at times like this to remember that there are supports out there. […]

  • 23 March 2020: Caring for our senior citizens

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    This was supposed to be ACT Seniors Week 2020, a time to celebrate the many wonderful older women we have the privilege of working with. Unfortunately, with the current health crisis, Council of the Aging (COTA) ACT was forced to make the difficult decision to postpone the celebrations. With our older populations particularly at risk […]

  • 19 March 2020: Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Sophie Holloway


    YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2,500 to support women, girls and non-binary people in the ACT to pursue their passions and improve our community. Applications are now open for the 2020 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Small Grants. This year, we have a total of $13,000 in general and specialised grants available. […]

  • 14 November 2019: A night in the forest at the LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom 2019

    YWCA Canberra’s fourth annual LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom was held on Friday 8 November at Ainslie Football Club. YWCA Canberra’s Senior Communications Officer, Angel Hellyer, volunteered her time and writes about the experience below.  On Friday night I was fortunate enough to volunteer at our fourth annual LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom. Having only joined YWCA Canberra […]