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News from the Youth Coalition

Forums and Events for Youth Workers

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 16:00

The Youth Coalition has released a calendar of key events we are running for the first half of 2017. 
Events include:

  • Youth Worker Practice Network Member Training Sessions
  • Youth Coalition General Forums
  • Youth Housing & Homelessness Forums
  • Special Events & Training

Please see attached for details.

Youth Coalition Submission to the ACT Budget 2017-18

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:15

The Youth Coalition has provided input to the ACT Government's 2017-18 Budget Consultation process. The submission calls for a focus on social inclusion and equity, and a long term, big picture vision for the 2017-18 Budget, underpinned by the social determinants of health and investment in early intervention and prevention. The Youth Coalition made recommendations across a range of priority areas, including education; mental health; jobs creation and employment; housing and homelessness; services for children, young people and their families; transport; and, youth participation.

Announcing the Youth Coalition Board of Management

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 15:30

The Youth Coalition's Board of Management was elected at the AGM on Thursday 17 November 2016.
Following this, the Board members have elected the executive positions as follows:

President:                 Michelle Vaessen-McLean (Barnardos)

Vice President:         Ryan Harris (Woden Community Service)

Treasurer:                 Suella Jarvis (YWCA)

The Board of Management also includes the following people:   

Arianne Wright (headspace Canberra)

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 15:00
  • Hosted the Youth Coalition's annual general meeting
  • Hosted the 'Great Debate'. Debating the future of youth work and why it's an essential skill set
  • Attended Leadership Development Training
  • Attended CYFSP Practice Leaders meeting
  • Hosted Coomorbidity Bus Tour A
  • Attended the Joint Pathways meeting
  • Lisa from the Young People and Gambling Project spoke on panel at a screening and discussion of Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation at ANU

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 14:30
  • Met with CYFSP Youth Engagement Managers
  • Attended launch of The Australia We Want report at National Press Club
  • Hosted and attended Youth Mental Health First Aid training
  • Co-hosted a BBQ with Care Financial for students from CIT Fyshwick campus- for Gambling Harm Awareness Week
  • With a CIT student film crew, filmed a counsellor from Relationships Australia talking about professional help services for young people struggling with gambling


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