The Youth Coalition of the ACT is hosting a number of events and training sessions throughout October - December. Please see attached flyer for up-to-date information on dates and session times.
Sector Activities & Events
Each year, the Foundation for Young Australians recognise and celebrate the genuine impact young people have made to the biggest social and economic challenges of our time. The annual Unleashed Awards honour their incredible contribution to our world with a night of music, celebration, and speakers at Australia’s premier social change awards for young people.
The ACT Government has committed to the development of a Carer Strategy to enhance the lives of carers and acknowledge the valuable contribution they make in people’s lives and the community. Carers ACT is currently gathering information from carers on their views on what a carer friendly Canberra would look like. Carers can have their voices heard through completing a survey, uploading a video or participating in a focus group. Information obtained will inform subsequent consultation activities, discussion and decision making.
The Mental Health Community Coalition of the ACT (MHCC ACT) is holding a Symposium - ‘Evidence-based practice in mental health – translating research into effective practice’ that will include discussion of better ways of working for the mental health of three groups of people.
The three groups are:
Registrations are now open for our biennial Volunteering Expo! The VolunteeringExpo is a one-stop shop for individuals to find out about volunteering opportunities across the Canberra Region.
In 2015 over 1000 people came through the doors to see over 60 organisations who were showcasing their volunteer prograns.
All are invited to attend to find out more about volunteering and what roles are available in the Region.
Good Grief is holding a mini conference in Canberra for all our Seasons for Growth people and anyone else who is interested.
ATODA is hosting the Towards Elimination - World Hepatitis Day 2017 Event. Community and Government Service Delivery and Policy Workers and Managers are invited to share information and learn how the ACT is tracking against local, national and global targets; and what the community sector can do help to help eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. By the end of 2016, around 15% of the 230,000 people with hepatitis C had initiated treatment with the new direct-acting antiviral therapies.
Canberra Alliance for Harm Minimisation and Advocacy (CAHMA), The Connection and the Australian Injecting & Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) are hosting the opening of the new CAHMA and The Connection's premises in Belconnen, and to celebrate Hepatitis Awareness Week.
Speakers will include:
The nominations for the 2017 ACT Mental Health Week Awards and Scholarship are open. The awards are: Promotion Prevention and Early Intervention Award; The Mental Health Carer Award; The Mental Health Volunteer Award; the Mental Health Consumer Award; the Reciprocity Award AND the David Perrin Award which is presented in conjunction with the ACT Mental Health Consumer Network. Each Award comes with a $50 gift card. The Scholarship is the Michael Firestone Memorial Scholarship, which consists of a reimbursement worth up to $500 (with a maximum of $1000 in total) recognising, and assisting,