Blog: YWCA Canberra team

Term three highlights from Lyneham School Age Care
26 October 2016

YWCA Canberra runs 13 School Age Care programs across Canberra, providing care for children before and after school and during the holidays. Our educators work hard to offer a diverse range of experiences and opportunities that are designed to foster children’s wellbeing, development and learning. Here, Rachel Pace, School Age Care Program Manager at Lyneham Primary School […]

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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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The year in review – Frances Crimmins, Executive Director, YWCA Canberra
12 October 2016

  Our 2016 AGM was held on Monday 10 October, bringing together more than 80 members, staff and friends to celebrate our achievements, and elect new board members. I’m pleased to share with you some of our key areas of impact, and highlights from the 2015-16 year, which you can find out more about in […]

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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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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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The YWCA Clubhouse connects young women to robotics!
12 August 2016

(Originally published on the YWCA Clubhouse blog.) This term, the Tech Time Workshops have provided a great opportunity for eight young women to participate in an introductory course in robotics, using Lego Mindstorms EV3. The Workshops were made possible through an ACT National Science Week Seed Grant. Over six sessions, participants were split into two teams, and […]

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Dr Do Little, Dance Lessons and Disaster Chef in the July School holidays
3 August 2016

The July school holidays were packed with exciting opportunities for children who attended our four programs at Majura, Turner, Kingsford Smith and St. Benedict’s Primary Schools. During the first week, children watched as tiny eggs arrived in an incubator, slowly hatched, and little chicks began exploring their new environment, as part of a hatching program. The children learned about […]

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Reclaiming the Lanyon Youth Centre!
28 July 2016

During the winter school holiday program, we embarked on an exciting project to transform the Lanyon Youth Centre. Along with Ciara, who is our Senior Youth Engagement Officer, we thought it was important to give the ownership of the space to the young people, and we made sure that the young people were heavily involved in the […]

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Staff Snapshot: Joanna Le
20 July 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 Jo, our Director of Corporate Relations and Communications. Tell us about your […]

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Housing Support Unit: “Housing is just the beginning of what we do”
18 May 2016

Providing housing for women is in the DNA of the YWCA movement. YWCA Canberra has been offering different forms of accommodation to women since the 1940’s. Over the years our housing services have evolved to meet the changing needs of local women and their families, but our commitment to providing it has remained strong throughout. Due […]

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