YOUNG CEO

June 4, 2019

The Young CEO Movement, delivered across Australia, is an expression of the YMCA’s Belief in the power of inspired young people, and reflects our commitment to empowering and listening to our young staff and volunteers. Danni Allport, a Coordinator at Weetangera Outside School Hours Care, was selected as YMCA Canberra’s “Young CEO 2019”, through a […]

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YMCA Canberra Youth Space @ Civic Official Opening

June 4, 2019

YMCA Canberra Youth Space @ Civic is open! A collaboration between YMCA Canberra and Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT, offers a drop-in service and individualised support to young people on two afternoons each week (currently Thursday and Friday from 2-3 for Case Management with a Youth Worker and then 3-7 for drop-in), and […]

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Meet Ben, Chifley Health and Wellness Member

June 4, 2019

YMCA Canberra Chifley Health and Wellness Centre is not like any other gym in Canberra, nor are its members.  An inclusive gym that provides support and connects our community through a common interest in physical activity, many of the members join our gym to address chronic health issues or engage in rehabilitation services.  One of […]

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The Paddle Hub Supports the Wider Community

June 4, 2019

The YMCA Canberra Paddle Hub has sparked a new relationship this past year with the CREATE Foundation. The CREATE Foundation is a not-for-profit that represents the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience.  They run programs and services across all Australian states and territories for children and young people in foster […]

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YMCA Canberra Sailing Club to Upgrade Safety Boat

June 4, 2019

YMCA Canberra Sailing Club have ended their 2018-19 season on a high note as the recipients of the ACT Government Sport and Recreation 2019 Capital Assistance Program Grant.  In February, at the Grant announcement, the club was represented by Rear Commodore of Marine, Eric Hines, and the Executive Manager – Health, Fitness and Recreation, Adam […]

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Bush Capital Lodge Improvements

June 4, 2019

Bush Capital Lodge is Canberra’s Group Accommodation Specialist, catering exclusively to groups, offering a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. School excursions, sporting groups, corporate events; groups of up to 230 people can be comfortably accommodated in our two lodges (Banksia Lodge and Wattle Lodge). Set in a tranquil bushland setting on O’Connor Ridge, with quick […]

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CEO Update

May 31, 2019

It has been a lighting fast and exciting first 5 months of my time at YMCA Canberra. My goals of meeting as many people as I can have yielded around 300 new friends and colleagues – only several hundred to go! Although it sometimes may not feel like it, there have been many things happen […]

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YMCA Canberra Leumeah Lodge wins Bronze at 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

March 6, 2019

At a gala event held last Friday 1 March at the beautiful Cataract Gorge near Launceston, Tasmania, YMCA Canberra Leumeah Lodge was awarded a Bronze in the Standard Accommodation category of the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. This is very first time, a YMCA business in Australia has achieved this level of acknowledgement of a […]

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