Blog: CBR

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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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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Meet a Member – Maddie Tier
11 October 2016

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. This month, meet Maddie Tier. You […]

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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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Meet a Candidate – Meegan Fitzharris
27 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Meegan Fitzharris MLA, Member for Molonglo. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a mum of three curious and very individual young […]

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Meet a Candidate – Indra Esguerra
22 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Indra Esguerra, Greens Candidate for Ginninderra. Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Canberra, and have watched as we […]

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Start making it! Meet FASHFEST’s Director of Fashion, Mieka Vigilante
19 September 2016

Mieka Vigilante is a Director of Fashion for FASHFEST – what she calls, “the business of dreams”. FASHFEST, a Canberra-based fashion show now in its fourth year, aims to cultivate modern, emerging fashion, design and creative talent. FASHFEST has a focus on encouraging participation from young people, either as fashion students starting out, or as volunteers wanting to […]

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Meet the Candidates: an evening of discussion and debate
16 September 2016

On the evening of Thursday 9 September, members of the ACT community came together at YWCA House for a unique opportunity to meet the candidates. More than 40 YWCA Canberra members and friends spent the evening chatting to 20 of the women standing for election to the ACT Legislative Assembly. With representatives from the Canberra […]

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Meet a Candidate: Elizabeth Lee
14 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Elizabeth Lee, Liberal Candidate for Kurrajong. Tell us a bit about yourself I am a law lecturer at ANU and UC, having […]

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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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