Len Goodman AO has had the privilege, over a lifespan, to work and volunteer at many of the YMCA’s around Australia, across a diverse range of programs and activities, sharing in the Y’s history and stories.
The Y in Australia (formerly YMCA) shone brightly this week when Victorian Ys were plunged into their fourth lockdown (a total of 170 days) since March last year, affecting over 3,800 staff who lost shifts due to mandatory shutdowns of programs and services, this time without the support of JobKeeper. [...]
When COVID-19 struck I think there was a feeling that there would be some short-term pain and changes that we just had to accept, then we would return back to the old normal. It’s now been several months of varying degrees of social restrictions and I am noticing within myself and in others, a sense […]
Help us keep our children safe The YMCA Canberra is seeking community support to help with their campaign against an amendment to a Development Application on a large residential development site next to our Early Learning Centre in Gungahlin. Our key concerns are the risk to the safety of the children accessing our Centre due […]
Keep up to date with live status alerts The YMCA Canberra Critical Emergency Alert System is now activated. This system has been setup to keep all families, staff and community members up to date on the opening and closure status of Y Canberra services. To follow live updates click on the button below and subscribe […]
Ideas to Keep Everyone Happy During Self-isolation Being isolated at home means that the child or young person needs to stay at home for the full period, unless they need medical attention. They cannot go into public areas, and should not use public transportation, ride share or taxis. Visitors to the home should be discouraged. […]
We are sorry to report that recently, the YMCA community lost Ralph Westen. A great man who played a fundamental role in founding, developing and supporting YMCA Canberra’s Sailing Club. For those of you who didn’t know Ralph, he was a man of many great traits and accomplishments – from being an original co-founder of […]