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August 2020

Social housing pathways in Australia

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Social housing pathways are the housing experiences of tenants and their households over time and space. They are not linear and may refer to changes in tenure, household form, experiences and attachment. In recent times, social housing policy in Australia has largely been driven by a need to manage the social housing waiting list, rather than ensuring positive housing outcomes for tenants and their households. Policies for entry into, movement within and out of social housing are predominantly shaped by…

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Engaging Communities about Mental Health

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Early enrolments will qualify for Early Bird discounts. This workshop explores barriers preventing people from refugee backgrounds from accessing support for mental health struggles, and examines ways of engaging with communities around issues affecting well being. Suitable for: Those interested in working with communities whose members may be from refugee backgrounds.

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Webinar: How organisations can move beyond tokenism to real action on racism

August 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

COVID-19 has caused a disturbing rise in racism against Asian Australians while the US Black Lives Matter movement has shone a light on the continued injustices and inequalities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our society. It’s clear that more action is needed to tackle racism in Australia but what role can and should employers and indeed all of us play in eradicating it and creating more inclusive workplaces and communities? Lisa Annese, DCA’s CEO, will ask…

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September 2020

International Dementia Conference: Care in the Age of Outrage

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm

A virtual conference experience Join us on World Alzheimer’s Day, to hear from and connect with renowned speakers from across the globe and Australia, as over 2 days they share insights, latest research and thought provoking content that will challenge and inform your practice. Your unique online pass will give you exclusive access to all keynote speakers and panel sessions, with interactive Q&A sessions and the opportunity to participate in post-session chat forums. You can experience the Conference from any…

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November 2020

The Connecting Up Conference

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

First established in 2004, the Connecting Up Conference is targeted at organisations who are interested in using technology and innovation to improve their impact and achieve better outcomes for the communities they serve. ​As technology and the digital landscape continue to evolve rapidly and the competition becomes stronger, not-for-profit organisations need to continue to innovate to keep up with the changes. This is where the Connecting Up Conference can help. The 2020 Conference encompasses the theme of ‘’Evolve” and will…

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Culturally Responsive Practice: Working With Young People From Migrant And Refugee Backgrounds

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre for Multicultural Youth, 304 Drummond Street
Carlton, Vic 3053
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This in-depth training day explores the essential skills and knowledge required for effective work with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The training modules are designed to be applicable across a broad range of sectors and for work with young people from any community. Participants will improve their confidence and capacity to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive service for young people. The training day includes two modules: Culturally Competent Youth Practice Explore concepts of culture and identity, learn…

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Connection, Creativity, Community: Finding Hope in a Climate of Crisis

November 16 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm
Moonee Valley Racecourse, McPherson Street
Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039
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This conference was going to be about communities responding to a changing climate. Well, everything’s changed now. The conference was going to be in May. Now it’ll be in November. We hope. It was going to be face-to-face. We really hope it still will be. Everything’s uncertain, except the power of community. Come to Communities in Control 2020 and find out how to identify a path through the confusion. We can promise you it’ll be interesting. In a good way.

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