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Thriving People | Strong Communities ... 19 June 2017


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Young NAIDOC 6 July 2017

Social Futures is proud and excited to announce that the annual Young NAIDOC event will be held this year on 6 July 2017, 11am-3.30pm.

The Young NAIDOC event celebrates and builds leadership, confidence and resilience in Indigenous youth.

The event location is yet to be confirmed. Details coming soon!

Lismore NAIDOC celebrations

Don’t forget to head along to the Lismore NAIDOC celebrations – the Lismore Council’s annual event being held at the Showgrounds on Thursday 29 June. Social Futures will again be providing assistance for the Elders space, plus we’ll have a stall promoting our programs and running activities for young people including making kites, clay and bubbles.

Gearing up for Tweed NAIDOC Week

Tweed Heads headspace will be joining the NAIDOC Week celebrations and holding a stall at the Bugalwena Health Expo and Sports Day at Arkinstall Park, Tweed Heads South, on Wednesday 5 July.
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Upcoming Training: Prosocial Modelling & Collaborative Family Work

Social Futures is planning a professional development workshop on Prosocial Modelling and Collaborative Family Problem Solving: Effective practice with involuntary clients, to be held 31 July-2 August in Grafton. Details coming soon!
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Pro Bono’s 2018 Guide to Giving is now open

What started as a small publication, bridging the gap between prospective donors and the community sector, has bloomed into a trusted directory of the leading organisations within Australia’s Not for Profit, philanthropic and charity sectors with an audience that is actively seeking to engage, connect and donate to community organisations.

Liquor and Gaming NSW: NCOSS submission

Liquor and Gaming NSW is reviewing the process that helps control gaming machine numbers within venues and local areas and reduces harms linked to problem gambling. They are calling for submissions from community groups to provide input into the review.

Country Arts Support Program: Helping Applicants Write A Successful Grant Application

A series of articles has been written by Regional Arts NSW to help people realise their full potential when writing grant applications for community based arts projects or events.

Game Changing Report for Human Service Provision

The Productivity Commission has released its latest draft report examining competition, user choice and the role of government stewardship in the areas of health care, end-of-life care, social housing, family and community services and services in remote Indigenous communities.

Sustainable House Day Comp Now Open

Entries for the Lismore 2017 Sustainable House Day Design Competition have now opened, with organisers encouraging architects, designers and people with clever ideas to get their creative thinking caps on.

The Case for Mandatory Governance Training for NFP boards

The Case For Mandating Governance Training For NFP Boards is based on the need to ensure these boards have proper governance principles and processes in place to protect the organisation, its staff and most importantly its clients as well as its obligations to taxpayers and donors, Pro Bono News reports.

Salvo’s latest Economic Social Impact Survey

Salvation Army’s national Economic Social Impact Survey 2017 has been released exploring “the challenges, barriers, and levels of disadvantage experienced by people accessing our Emergency Relief services.”
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COTA: Let’s Talk About Planning Ahead

Council on the Ageing NSW (COTA NSW) will be hosting a Consumer Reference Group in Lismore on Tuesday 20 June, talking to people about how much they know about planning ahead tools and whether they have thought about making plans for the future.

Heartfelt House Open Day

Heartfelt House (HFH) is holding its Open Day on Saturday 24 June from 10am to 12noon at 301 Lismore Road, Wollongbar. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet the Board and staff, learn about its program and seminars and enjoy morning tea in the beautiful gardens.

Invitation: NSW Women’s Strategy workshop in Lismore

Minister for Women Tanya Davies invites interested people to attend the Lismore consultation workshop to develop the NSW Women’s Strategy, on Wednesday, 28 June at Southern Cross University.

NCOSS Post-Budget Breakfast

With the NSW Budget being handed down on 20 June, NCOSS will soon know whether its recommendations will be met. Want to know more about how the Budget will affect the community sector? At the NCOSS post-Budget Breakfast on Monday 26 June, hear directly from NSW Treasurer, the Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP, and ask all your burning questions!

Accessible Seating for Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore City Council is calling on people with mobility issues to book their spot in the Accessible Seating Area for the Lismore Lantern Parade finale on Saturday, 24 June.

Closing the Prison Gap Conference

Registration is now open for the one-day conference Closing the Prison Gap to be held at the Twin Towns Club, Tweed Heads, on 29 September 2017.

Ngara Institute’s inaugural Ralph Summy Annual Lecture &
Australian Activist of the Year Award

One of Australia’s national treasures and leading human rights advocates, Julian Burnside QC, is the keynote speaker at the Ngara Institute’s first Annual Lecture which takes place at Mullumbimby Civic Hall on 1 July, 5.30-8.30pm.

Clarence Valley NAIDOC Family Fun Day

The Clarence Valley NAIDOC family fun day will be held on Thursday, 6 to July from 10am-2pm at the Grafton Showground, Prince Street Grafton.

Better Boards Conference 2017

Directors, are you prepared to govern for the unpredictable? Join 500+ of your peers to discover Adaptive Directorship at the Better Boards Conference 2017 in Brisbane, 28-30 July.

Investing in Communities: NCOSS Regional Conferences

NCOSS is partnering with peak bodies, regional representatives, government departments and more to bring you Investing in Communities, an exciting regional conference series.

Celebrate Refugee Week

Celebrate Refugee Week on Thursday 22 June at Murwillumbah Library with activities and guest speaker sessions for students and the general public.
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Go4Fun Healthy Lifestyle Program

Go4Fun programs are being run in Tweed Heads and Goonellabah for next term, starting after the July school holidays. Go4Fun is a FREE healthy lifestyle program for children who are aged between 6.5 -13 and are above their ideal weight.

Free Community Health Education Groups

Community Health Education Groups (CHEGS) is a not-for-profit organisation that offers various workshops & classes on Nutrition & Weight Management, Exercise, Tai Chi/Qigong, Falls Prevention, Quit  Smoking Support Groups, Memory Enhancing and Infant Massage.

Free Quit Smoking Program

The Talking Tobacco Team at Northern NSW Local Health District is running FREE 3-week programs across the region for people who would like to quit smoking.

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Driving Growth in Disability Housing

The ‘Driving Growth in Disability Housing’ conference will bring together cross sector industry figures, to collectively share and develop practical strategies for disability housing growth. It’s on in Sydney 22 August – 23 August 2017.

NCOSS Pre-Budget Submission

NCOSS is celebrating a significant win following the NSW Government’s announcement it will deliver a second phase of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF). The initial SAHF will generate over 2,000 units of social and affordable housing for NSW.
With the NSW Budget being handed down on 20 June, NCOSS will soon know whether its other six recommendations will be met.

Homelessness NSW Response to NSW Housing Package

The Premier’s housing package will not fully address housing issues for many NSW families and needs more detail how will provide the 100,000 new affordable rental homes needed in NSW, peak housing and homeless bodies warn.
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2017 NSW Grandparents Day Event Grants Open

This year NSW Grandparents Day will be held on Sunday 29 October 2017. To help you celebrate Department of Family and Community Services NSW has $200,000 in grant funding available.
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Our Voice Suicide Prevention Program

Lighthouse Resources is running ’Our Voice’ is a lived experience informed and delivered program designed to build the capacity of people with a direct lived experience of suicide to play an active and integral role in suicide prevention, in Brisbane on 23-24 August 2017.

Family Group Conferencing Training

A course on Family Group Conferencing (FGC) will be held at Byron Bay on 5, 6 and 7 July, exploring the FGC professional mediated model to assist in the decision-making process for children, young people and their families.

Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and Child Protective training courses

Upcoming NSW Family & Community Services (FACS) funded Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and Child Protective training courses are now available for registration.

LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence Training

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Interagency will be delivering a full day training in Lismore to increase the capacity of local services to address the needs of LGBTIQ people, including sistergirls and brotherboys, regarding their experiences of domestic and family violence. It’s on Thursday September 14 at Lismore Community Legal Centre.
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Young people needed for Kyogle Youth Advisory Committee

Kyogle Council is calling for Expressions of Interest (EIO) from young people (aged 12-25 years) throughout the Kyogle local government area to join its Youth Advisory Committee.

Auslan Activity Groups: Socialisation and Chit Chat for Children

The Deaf Society welcomes all deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, non-verbal children, CODAS and their families. The Lismore office is running TWO Bilingual English Auslan for Socialisation and Chit Chat activity groups suitable for children aged from 2-3 years of age to 12 years of age, on Wednesday 21 and 28 June.
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2018 Evergreen Program: ATO Careers for Indigenous Australians

The Australian Taxation Office is currently looking for Indigenous Australians to start an exciting career within the organisation as a part of its Evergreen Program. Applications are open until 13 July 2017, with a commencement date of early 2018.

Expression of Interest: Counsellor Employment Opportunities

Rekindling The Spirit is now accepting resumes and cover letters as an expression of interest for the following temporary positions working in the Lismore LGA: 1 Female Counsellor and 1 Male Counsellor – Full time for 6 months.

Community Service Worker

Do you want to make a difference? Byron Community Centre is seeking an enthusiastic, passionate person to join its staff team. Applications close 26 June.

Other Employment Vacancies

Jobs in the social and community services sector are also advertised on the following websites:
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