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Image of Tom Sloan, with the Great Ydeas and Sustineo logos

Building communities, one small grant at a time
8 March 2022

YWCA Canberra is pleased to have Sustineo join us again in 2022 as a partner for our Great Ydeas Small Grants Program. With a focus on services that have positive social impacts, Sustineo is a natural fit as a partner for YWCA Canberra. We took a moment to speak to Tom Sloan, CEO of Sustineo, […]

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2022 She Leads College series: Five quick questions with Khin Kha
4 March 2022

Our She Leads College Conference is back and we’re ready to bring young women and non-binary youths with an event that will spark their leadership journey and potential! On Friday 8 April, year 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to listen to how young leaders strive to be dauntless in their leadership journey. […]

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2022 She Leads High series: Five quick questions with Emily Hyde
4 March 2022

Here at the Y, we are so excited to host our She Leads High Conference after a long 2-year hiatus. Taking place on Thursday 7 April, at the Kambri Cultural Centre, we’re inviting girls and non-binary youths in years 9 and 10, to come to our conference that will help them to understand and activate […]

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Supporting the unique needs of teenagers in the pandemic
1 February 2022

Being a teenager is a strange time. You’ve got the pressures of school, friends and extracurricular activities, combined with the rush of new hormones, bodies that seem to change on an almost daily basis and a growing desire for the independence of impending adulthood. It’s tough even at the best of times, and the last […]

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Image of She Leads Workshop facilitator, Angie Ford with the She Leads Workshop logo on the bottom right.

Five quick questions with She Leads Workshop facilitator, Angie Ford
25 January 2022

With our first She Leads Workshop for 2022 just around the corner, we caught up facilitator Angie Ford, to talk about all things leadership, what people can expect to take away from her online workshop and mistakes that made her a better leader. Angie is a mindset trainer and high-performance coach driven by a love of […]

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Leadership advice from She Leads Diploma facilitator, Angie Ford
6 December 2021

Leadership is constantly changing and evolving, and it can be confusing and overwhelming to determine how to start your leadership journey or take it to the next level. We’ve spoken to one of our She Leads Diploma facilitators, Angie Ford, and asked her to give us some leadership advice, talk about her leadership journey, and […]

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Express yourself: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
14 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Sarah McDonald had to say.    I felt excited and privileged to receive a Strive […]

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ACT Training Awards 2021 – Jacob Alfonso
8 September 2021

Jacob Alfonso, a trainee at our Campbell Cottage early childhood service, is a finalist in the ACT Trainee 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) […]

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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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Backyard science experiments to do at home!
18 August 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we value the importance of early childhood education and teaching children fundamental skills to help the development their mind and natural curiosity. With lockdown well and truly underway, we wanted to remind everyone that learning in the home doesn’t have to be boring! This week for National Science Week, we want to encourage children to explore the world of science by sharing three easy science […]

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