Louisa Whettam, Opportunity Child’s Cultural Practice Advisor yarns about SNAICC 2019 conference, sharing her experiences and learnings in a Yarn Time blog series.
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Communities are coming together to become more data-driven in decision making. One of our OC communities is Shepparton in Victoria. It is one of the leading places using data to shift power dynamics and to create better outcomes for the whole of community across generations.
A new survey of parents and children undertaken by The Child Friendly Alice initiative has found that the top priorities for children living in the centre include being safe and free, having access to education, equal opportunities for employment and a society free from racism and crime.
Opportunity Child is encouraging families across its national network of communities to celebrate National Families Week 2019 – Australia’s annual celebration of the importance of families.
In joining the Board of Opportunity Child, I’m looking forward to support the driving of community led initiatives that provides the strongest possible foundations for young people and their families to not only survive, but thrive.
Those that attended ChangeFest last month were part of the presentation of the ChangeFest Statement. It was a powerful reminder of the importance of applying a cultural lens across everything we do at Opportunity Child.
A key player in those conversations was Louisa Whettam,
Wendy Mason will be joining Opportunity Child as our new Director of Strategy and Operations on 10th December 2018.