Blog: community

Thanks for giving a gift that matters
19 January 2022

It appears that the last two years have not dulled the generous community spirit of Canberrans! In our annual End of Year appeal, we were blown away by how the local community continued to step up to help vulnerable people within the ACT.  At the start of the appeal, we set what we expected to […]

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Finding the perfect formula for innovation
18 January 2022

At YWCA Canberra we love to see women and non-binary people excel in all their creative and professional endeavours. We understand that for them to truly thrive, they need to have the right balance of support and resources to help lift their projects off the ground.    In celebration of the opening of our 2022 Great Ydeas […]

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Seven ways to help keep your COVID-19 anxiety at bay this new year!
11 January 2022

With last minute summer plans, and COVID-19 cases rising, it has become nearly impossible to escape the anxieties that come with living through a pandemic.  But do not stress! We’re here to remind you that you don’t have to go through this alone, and there are plenty of precautions you can take to reduce your […]

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Give to others and reap the benefits this festive season
13 December 2021

Humans are social animals, and we have a natural desire to look out for others and help people in times of need. With the holidays fast approaching, this sense of compassion can swell, especially as we embrace the festive season and reflect on the year that has passed.    One powerful way to show kindness is through the act of giving! Whether it’s […]

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Recognising the realities of our lives in Canberra
7 December 2021

We were honoured to launch our second report into the reality of life in Canberra for women and non-binary people, Our lives: women in the ACT. This report, an update from our 2019 publication, was the result of surveying over 1200 respondents living in Canberra. It provides an insight into how life in Canberra has changed over those two years, including the impact of COVID-19 on women’s […]

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Launching your next Great Ydea!
23 November 2021

Got a Great Idea that needs funding? At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to the passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators of our community. We believe girls and women of all backgrounds have the potential to make the world a better place, so much so we’re willing to back them through […]

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Launching a Great Ydea with the Phoenix Sisters
26 October 2021

YWCA Canberra’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides grants up to $2500 to support women, girls and non-binary people in the ACT to pursue their passions and improve our community.  Since launching in 2019, the program has helped more than 60 local women and girls to progress projects including establishing a podcast, launching a public awareness campaign, running empowering programs […]

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ACT Training Awards – Daisy Ulain
8 September 2021

Daisy Ulain, a trainer and assessor in early childhood education and care at YWCA Canberra, is a finalist in the ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year category of this year’s 2021 ACT Training Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.  With the award event cancelled […]

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2021 She Leads Conference – Taking control and redefining power!
30 July 2021

On Friday 23 July 2021, YWCA Canberra hosted our seventh annual She Leads Conference at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the ANU. After a long-anticipated wait following last year’s break due to COVID-19, the 2021 Conference was set to be even bigger and better than ever, with an incredible lineup of keynotes, panels and seminar […]

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Leadership for a change with Dr Clara Soo and Isabel Mudford
17 March 2021

She Leads In-Conversation events connect Canberrans with inspiring and diverse leaders, sharing their leadership journey, insights and advice for emerging leaders.   Dr Clara Tuck Meng Soo is a GP whose practice is grounded in her values. She has a 30+ year history of providing accessible healthcare to some of the most marginalised communities in Canberra, including those in the […]

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