Wednesday, May 25, 2016


The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.

Submission to the Standing Committee on Health Ageing, Community & Social Services Inquiry into Youth Suicide and Self Harm in the ACT

The Youth Coalition of the ACT recently provided a submission to the Standing Committee on Health Ageing, Community & Social Services Inquiry into Youth Suicide and Self Harm in the ACT. The submission is now publicly available, and can be downloaded by clicking here. We would like to thank all the young people, youth workers and program managers who contributed to the development of this submission.

You can also view the other publicly available submissions published by the Standing Committee by clicking here.

Youth Worker Practice Network

The Youth Coalition is committed to supporting the development and practice of youth workers across the ACT. We've launched the Youth Worker Practice Network to offer a range of professional development opportunities such as active learning and shared case studies sessions, with the aim of facilitating the development of a community of practice for frontline workers supporting young people. For further information, click here.

MYAN ACT releases Youth & Family Sector Survey 2015

MYAN ACT has a focus on sector development to improve the capacity of services to support young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This is the second MYAN ACT CYFSP Sector Survey. The first survey was completed in 2012 and identified benchmarks by which we can measure improvements to service delivery across the ACT over time. The survey aims to identify what training or other support would assist CYFSP services to improve service delivery to young people from CALD backgrounds.

Click here to download the full report.

Click here to download the report snapshot.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the June - July 2016 calendar, click here.

The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT).


Youth Coalition releases Annual Report 2014-15

2014-15 was another huge year for the Youth Coalition team, as we strove to build on our work in policy development, sector development, advocacy and representation. The Youth Coalition board has continued to improve and strengthen our governance processes, and look at strategies to future proof the organisation.

Click here to read the Annual Report for 2014-15.

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands of the ACT and we pay our respects to the Elders, their families and ancestors.

We acknowledge that the effects of the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families as well as past racist policies and actions continues today.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people hold distinctive rights as the original peoples of modern day Australia, including the right to a distinct status and culture, self-determination and land.

We celebrate Ngunnawal culture and the invaluable contribution to the community.