Building on the momentum created by campaigns such as #metoo, #timesup and #PressforProgress this important panel that we would like you to join will explore women’s place from the perspective of different positions within our sector and beyond – what women contribute and how gendered roadblocks persist in getting in the way of having this acknowledged and celebrated.
- Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Council Of Social Service (WACOSS)
- Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
- Dr Hannah McGlade, Senior Indigenous Research Fellow, Curtin University
- Dr Alison Evans, Executive Officer, Women’s Community Health Network WA
- Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ, Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University
A Place to Start Again – Ella Ailenei, The Salvation Army
Our Place On Country – Alison Sentance & Brad Rowe, ABC Foundation Ltd
The Road to LGBTI Inclusive Practice – Jason Reynolds, Richmond Wellbeing
Sense of Belonging – Leena Bakshi, University of Western Australia
Solutions over Supper – Donna Turner, Helping Minds & Tracy Wilson, Just.Designs
Addressing the “Lag” – Angela Vurens van Es, Creating Communities Australia
Strong, Proud, Smart, Healthy and Connected – Juan Larranga & Dr Jessica Bunning, Save the Children
Improving Social Cohesion – Alison Paterson, Access Housing
Creating a Shared Agenda for Change – Jane Miller, Connecting Community for Kids
Aboriginal Recovery – Tim Muirhead, CSD Network & Danny Ford, Kambarang Services
Developing a Culturally Appropriate Aboriginal Staff Satisfaction Survey – Mr Adrian Munro, Mr Uncle Albert McNamara, Mrs (Aunty) Irene McNamara, Richmond Wellbeing
Placemaking, local government, and the zealous nuts – Callum Prior, City of Wanneroo
Collaborating in Kalumburu – Christine Hendricks, ConnectGroups; Susannah Wallman & Clare Wood, Enterprise Learning Projects
Assisting Your Life to Achieve – Scott Johnson & David Metliss, Assisting Your Life to Achieve (AYLA)
Getting Serious about ‘community’
Connection; inclusion; Belonging: Why do these experiences matter (and what are the human costs when we don’t have them)? How can we nurture and grow them? What threatens them? How do our attitudes towards children influence their experiences? This session will explore these questions in depth, drawing on diverse experience, insights and evidence from 5 experienced practitioners.
Designing with our communities
Co-design has become a catchphrase in the sector, but co-design means different things to different people. How can we establish better ‘places’ using co-design principles and practices? Presenters will use local examples to highlight that a co-design approach can counter some of the challenges to effective stakeholder engagement.
Housing insecurity and homelessness has a profound impact on people’s wellbeing. This panel brings together presenters who are working to collectively create large scale change aimed at addressing this. Connecting national, state and local initiatives, this panel’s exploration and advocacy about how we can make sure everybody has a home will be broad broad and deep.