ywca Canberra

We have joined the 2023 Canberra Day Appeal to raise much needed funds for our charity!

This year, the Canberra Day Appeal’s 48-hour Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day begins on Wednesday, March 8. So please, give where you live and donate here during the 48h Giving Day donation drive.

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Your donation will be doubled

Every $1 you donate will become $2 with matched funding available for the first $5,000 we fundraise ($10,000 total)

Please help us reach our goal #HandsUp4CBR

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About Us

YWCA Canberra is a feminist not-for-profit organisation that has provided community services and represented women’s issues in Canberra since 1929. 
Our mission is We strengthen communities by supporting girls and women through our services and advocacy and our vision is Girls and women thriving. 
We provide essential, quality services for women, girls and families in the ACT and surrounding regions. We work in the areas of childrens services, community development, homelessness and affordable housing, domestic and family violence, youth services, personal and professional training, womens leadership, and advocacy. 

How your donation will help

Funds raised through this appeal will support women and their families who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in Canberra.  
YWCA Canberra's housing programs empower women to overcome the challenges, trauma and inequality they have experienced in their lives and build their resilience, independence and wellbeing.

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A big thank you to our Supporters

Greg Tannahill










Meredith Edwards




Diane Bakon


Liz Holcombe


Sarah Gavel




Gordana Morphett


Betty Ferguson


Tiffany King