The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards is an annual celebration that was established in 1989. The Awards recognise individuals and groups of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who have made a significant contribution through their personal endeavours, or who have been actively involved in the ACT community across the following six categories. The 2017 winners are listed below in brackets.
News from the Youth Coalition
Youth Homelessness Matters Day is the only national campaign aimed at raising awareness and understanding of youth homelessness in Australia. On Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2017, the Youth Coalition, in partnership with the ACT government, hosted a pop-up event in Garema place in the city centre which included a live street art workshop/pop up, live performances from young local musicians, and a free BBQ.
As well as the pop-up event on the day there was an extensive social media campaign running on the day with the #YHMD2017 campaign:
Take a look at the National Youth Week Calendar for an idea of the great events that took place or follow the link to browse the photos of the great events that took place. There was a broad range of activities and events to celebrate young people run for the duration of National Youth Week across the ACT.
National Youth Week 2017 kicked off with a festival held in the Harrison School gym. Schools and community organisations brought groups of young people along to join in the celebrations with over 700 young people attending across the day. The festival included live music and performances, stalls from a broad range of community organisations, various sporting demonstrations and activities, and free food.
The April - May 2017 Training and Professional Development Calendar is now available to download.
Young people want to be heard on many issues, from tax and justice to marriage equality and climate change. But the Australian Government has removed ways to hear from or engage with young people.
This Youth Week (31 March – 9 April) you can help fix this. Youth Week is a chance to celebrate young people, but also to make your opinion count.
We need you to contact your Member of Parliament (MPs) TODAY and make sure young people are a part of national decisions.
Held a Youth Worker Practice Network member session, focussing on the Core Values of Youth Work
Met with ATODA and MHCC regarding partnership for Training & Professional Development Calendar
Attended the CYFSP Practice Leaders Meeting
Met with steering group for the National Youth Week Festival
Held a General Youth Coalition Forum on Violence
Participated in teleconference regarding ILC National Readiness Grants
Attended Leadership Development Training
This year, The Youth Coalition of the ACT are holding a festival at Harrison School, on Friday 31 March (Week 9).
The festival provides an opportunity for students to connect with a range of services and people who will be able to support them. Many youth programs and community services will be involved, as well as other schools, sporting groups and community groups.
Youth Homelessness Matters Day (YHMD) is the only national campaign aimed at raising awareness and understanding of youth homelessness in Australia.
YHMD will be held during National Youth Week on Wednesday 5th April 2017.
The ACT YHMD event will involve a live street art pop up, created by an artist in collaboration with young people, in an effort to raise the profile of youth homelessness. There will also be a free BBQ and live music by young people.
- Held a Youth Worker Practice Network member session on 'Harm Minimisation'
- Met with members of the Community Participation Group, CSD regarding National Youth Week
- Launched the seeding grants program for National Youth Week
- Attended the CYFSP Workforce Development Subcommittee meeting
- Held a meeting of the Multicultural Youth Affairs Network ACT Reference Group
- Attended a briefing meeting about the new Specialist Youth Mental Health Outreach Team
- Young people and gambling project met with a representative with ClubsACT