The Y Federation in Australia shines bright in a dark time for Victoria

June 7, 2021

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. [...]

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Y Canberra CEO Reflection

Reflection from the CEO – What’s your one thing?

September 17, 2020

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 […]

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YMCA Canberra Fights Against Development

May 28, 2020

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 […]

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Coronavirus Update 25 March 2020

March 25, 2020

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 […]

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Stuck at Home Due To COVID-19?

March 24, 2020

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. […]

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Remembering Ralph Westen

February 4, 2020

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 […]

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Coronavirus Update

February 2, 2020

3 FEBRUARY 2020 Y Canberra is continuing to monitor the situation and is following ACT Health for notifications and procedures. Below is the current information shared by Australian Government Department of Health (1 February 2020): There has been a significant change, today, in the measures Australia is taking to protect the community against novel coronavirus. […]

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ACT State of emergency – Group accommodation update

January 31, 2020

Dear Leumeah and Bush Capital Lodge  guests, Please be advised that a State of Emergency has now been declared in the ACT for all areas of the ACT: https://esa.act.gov.au/state-emergency-place-act This is vital to ensure the safety of the community and to ensure people are prepared as conditions become more challenging over the coming days. It […]

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