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Thursday, 28 November 2019
Life Governors Appointed - Peter Malone & Alan Morton
Chris Lewis, President, proudly announced that it was his great honor to award life governorship to Peter Malone and Alan Morton at the 102nd YMCA AGM held on Saturday 23rd November 2019. Read More

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
YMCA Australia Award Winners 2019
We are delighted to announce all of our YMCA Australia Award Winners for 2019. Read More

Monday, 25 November 2019
YMCA becomes the Y in Australia
The YMCA in Australia is excited to announce it’s officially become the Y, to make clear to Australia that we stand with and for all young people, supported by a new national brand and new logo. It’s the first time in 52 years that the legacy brand’s logo has changed – a milestone in a milestone year for the YMCA globally, which is celebrating its175th birthday.  Read More

Friday, 1 November 2019
A Million Moments at the Y - Mitchell's story
Mitchell Collins sometimes finds it hard to have his voice heard. But at The Y, Mitchell has always felt empowered to speak and be heard. Mitchell developed a love of woodworking through countless afternoons spent in his Grandfather’s garage working on projects together. After his passing, Mitchell was inspired to start a new program called ‘Men’s Shed’ to share his knowledge and passion with other members of The Y’s disability support programs. Read More

Friday, 1 November 2019
A Million Moments at the Y - Chrissie's story
Creating and empowering inspired young people is at the core of the Y’s mission here in Australia, and thankfully, it’s a mission that’s shared by thousands of individuals across the Y. Chrissie Erickson is one of many who have made the Y’s mission their own, and changed countless lives as a result. Read More

Friday, 1 November 2019
A Million Moments at the Y - Steph's story
Steph Ferguson has been connected to The Y since she was just 5 years old, back when her mother worked there. Steph’s achievements are impressive, but her philosophy is simple – put yourself out there and take risks. Read More

Monday, 23 September 2019
It is time!
Leaders of the Y continue to seek business excellence. Ways our programs and services can best deliver to our customers and ways that will increase the financial capability of the Movement to grow and develop. Design, innovate, continually learn and most of all, understand those we serve. At the heart of understanding is inclusion.  Read More

Saturday, 3 August 2019
A Million Moments – Maddie Taylor
A Million Moments was created to shine a light on the ways in which millions of different lives enrich the Y and in turn, Australia. Madeleine Taylor, Chief Risk Officer for the Y in Canberra, is one of these people. Read More

Saturday, 3 August 2019
A Million Moments – Jayden Parsons
As the Y celebrates its 175th anniversary this week in London, influential young people from all over the world will meet to discuss current issues and bold ideas at YMC175. Jayden Parsons is one of a handful of Australians who will attend on behalf of the Y in Australia. Read More

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
World YMCA leaders take a stand for young people
World YMCA leaders will take a stand for young people in Brisbane next week. Over 50 world leaders of the YMCA, the world’s largest and oldest youth organisation, will gather in Brisbane next week (11-14 Feb), in the lead up to the organisation’s 175th birthday in London, where the YMCA began, in August. Read More

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
The Power of Intergenerational leadership
As the workplace becomes host to five generations, intergenerational relationships pose new challenges for both leaders and direct reports. For the first time in history there are five generations in the workforce: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z. We have all five generations at the Y – spanning from Life Governors (Traditionalists) to Gen Zs just entering our Centre’s workforce. Read More