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News from the Youth Coalition

August - September Training & Professional Development Calendar

Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 15:30

The August - September 2016 Training and Professional Development Calendar is now available to download.

The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT.  The Training Calendar provides training and professional development opportunities for workers in the youth, alcohol, tobacco and other drug, mental health, family support and community sectors.

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 09:00
  • Attended a meeting of the Joint Community Government Reference Group
  • Met with representatives from the Education Directorate, Catholic Education Office, and Independent Schools Association to continue planning for the 'Ask Us: Student Voice in the ACT' Forum
  • Launched the Youth Coalition 2016 Member & Stakeholder Survey
  • Hosted a CIT Community Development Student Placement
  • Continued supporting three CIT Diploma Youth Work student placements
  • Met with CIT Student Support to discuss the Gambling & Young People Project

Youth Worker Practice Network Session - Supporting Young from a Refugee Background

Date: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:30

The next Youth Worker Practice Network session will be held this coming Thursday 21 July, from 9:30 - 11:30am. Glenn Flanagan from Companion House will be leading a discussion on how best to support young people from a refugee background. 

All frontline youth workers are invited to participate in this session. See attached flyer for more information. 

News from the Youth Coalition: 'Canberra, Let's Talk' Election Workshop

Date: 
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 16:00 to 18:00
Source: 
The Youth Coalition of the ACT

Ahead of the ACT election, the Youth Coalition is holding a ‘world cafe’ style workshop with young people to discuss and unpack issues of interest and concern to young people in the ACT. 

Topics of discussion will include education, mental health, housing and homelessness, employment, arts and recreation, the environment, healthy relationships, LGBTIQ+ and transport. There will be a different table for each topic and participants will have the opportunity to spend time at a few different tables throughout the afternoon. 

Youth Coalition 2016 Members and Stakeholders Survey

Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 13:00

We would like to invite you to complete our 2016 Member & Stakeholder Survey. Each year, the Youth Coalition seeks feedback from our members and stakeholders to assess how we've performed over the past 12 months, and how we can continue to improve. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and is anonymous. To encourage you even further, this year survey participants will also have the opportunity to go in a draw to win a dinner for two at the CIT Restaurant valued at $60.

Statement in support of a National Youth Peak Body: Young Australians must have a voice into Government

Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 15:15

The Youth Coalition joined with the leaders from over 60 Australian civil society organisations to issue a public statement in support of a national youth peak body this week.

The Australian Government currently supports no way to hear young people or engage or consult with them. With more than one in five Australians aged 12-25 years, and 10 per cent of all voters in the 2016 election aged 18-24, we believe young people deserve a voice into government.

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Date: 
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:30
  • Hosted Comorbidity Bus Tour B
  • Hosted a Youth Worker Practice Network Social Event
  • Launched the Equity in Education in the ACT Website
  • Met with the Director Student Engagement (Education Directorate), Primary Principals and Families ACT to discuss student and family supports in primary schools in the ACT and the roll out of the Schools for All initiatives
  • Appeared before the ACT Legislative Assembly Select Committee on Estimates 2016-17 to provide feedback on the ACT Budget 2016-17

"Equity in Education in the ACT" Campaign Website Launched

Date: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 15:45

The Youth Coalition, together with the ACT Council of Social Service, are leading a campaign to highlight the issues and challenges of educational inequity in the Territory. Our campaign website is a place where you can find out why we care about equity, read stories from community services and schools, and watch interviews with school principals and services.

Youth Coalition Snapshot

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 15:00
  • Released an analysis of the 2016/17 ACT Budget
  • Facilitated a member session for the Youth Worker Practice Network
  • Attended the ACT Budget Community Lock in
  • Met with representatives from Education Directorate, Catholic Education, and Association of Independent Schools regarding the Student Voice Forum
  • Attended the ACT Budget Forum for the Community Sector, including speaking on the panel of Community Sector Representatives
  • Attended a consultation with Icon Water

2016/17 ACT Budget

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 14:30
The 2016-17 ACT Budget was delivered on Tuesday 7 June by Andrew Barr MLA, the ACT Treasurer. The 2016­-17 ACT Budget outlines four focus areas for investment: health and education; economic growth and diversification; suburban renewal and better transport; enhancing liveability and social inclusion. 
 
The Youth Coalition has developed a response to and analysis of the budget, which is now available online.
 

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