General Welfare & Support Services

YWCA Canberra


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About Us

Delivers over 28 programs across 20 ACT locations in community services, housing and youth services; children's services including school age care and long day care; community development; advocacy training and women's leadership.

YWCA Canberra is a feminist, secular, not-for-profit organisation that has provided community services and represented women’s issues in Canberra since 1929.

Through our national Member Association, YWCA Australia, we are part of the World YWCA network, which connects 125 countries across the globe.

Our rich history of supporting women and girls in Canberra through the Great Depression, the Second World War, and the rapid social and cultural changes Canberra has experienced in recent years, continues to inform and influence our work.

Today we provide quality, innovative services for women, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of children’s services, community development, housing, youth services, personal and professional training, women’s leadership and advocacy.

As a membership-based, non-religious organisation, we encourage the participation of people of all cultures, beliefs and ages in our movement. Strengthened by diversity, we welcome members who are committed to recognising and celebrating the value of every human being.

Quick Facts About The Region

YWCA Canberra is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.