Blog: YWCA Canberra team

Relearning how to Think Act Relate
23 February 2015

Through my participation in the She Leads Diploma of Management, I was fortunate to be selected to take part in Jude Burger’s Think Act Relate program. The program uses Q12 Maps which, based on principles of developmental psychology, unearth the root causes of patterns of behaviour and character traits. By presenting these through a series […]

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2014: a year to remember
17 December 2014

I would like to thank and acknowledge the enthusiasm, support and dedication of my colleagues, and the work of our 300 staff. Our organisation is not only a significant employer in the Territory, but also a contributor to the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of our community. Our 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights the many achievements […]

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Exploring what leadership means for me
4 November 2014

When I was given the opportunity to study for my She Leads Diploma of Management, I was over the moon. Despite having worked as a manager previously, I’d never been comfortable in the role. I thought this was my chance to gain the skills and knowledge needed to give me that sense of credibility and […]

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Computer Clubhouse - Jack acknowldegment of Country

Computer Clubhouse launched!
20 October 2014

YWCA Canberra launched the ACT’s first Computer Clubhouse at a grand opening event on Friday 10 October. Along with a host of corporate, philanthropic, government and community partners, YWCA Canberra celebrated the landmark event with its young Clubhouse members, and their families. Media also took a keen interest, with ABC TV Canberra featuring the Clubhouse […]

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Anti Poverty Week 2014

Anti-Poverty Week: Shining the spotlight on poverty in Canberra
10 October 2014

We don’t often use the word ‘poverty’ these days. It’s been superseded by terms like ‘financial stress’ or ‘economic hardship’ that somehow soften the reality. But Anti-Poverty Week (October 12-18) is an opportunity to strip all that away and focus on the stark realities, as confronting as they may be. At YWCA Canberra, those delivering […]

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YWCA Canberra wins Mental Health Week award
8 October 2014

YWCA Canberra’s innovative Y-Aspire program for girls was recognised this week in the 2014 ACT Mental Health Week Awards. It was rewarded for its success in helping to prevent mental illness in young women, picking up the award for ‘Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention – Organisation’. Y-Aspire is an early intervention leadership program to support […]

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Erin-Claire Barrow

Staff Snapshot: Erin-Claire Barrow
2 October 2014

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 Erin-Claire Barrow, Youth Engagement Officer.  Can you tell us a bit about […]

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Celebrating our new brand
11 September 2014

On Monday 8 September, YWCA Canberra members, Board Directors, staff and friends gathered at the Canberra Museum and Gallery to celebrate the launch of our new brand. YWCA Canberra has been a leading women’s organisation for 85 years, and has provided numerous integral services to the Canberra community in that time. Our new brand builds […]

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Staff Snapshot – Leani Viljoen
4 September 2014

  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. First up, meet Leani Viljoen, our Manager of People and Capability! Can you […]

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Launching our Reconciliation Action Plan
28 July 2014

YWCA Canberra launched its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at a lunchtime event at the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre last Wednesday. The launch was a celebration of the work YWCA Canberra has contributed as a champion for reconciliation in the Canberra community. It was attended by Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Agnes Shea, local school […]

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