Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

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.

National Youth Week 2014

National Youth Week Expo

The Youth Coalition of the ACT is excited to announce that the National Youth Week 2014 Expo will be going ahead, as last Friday our partners in ACT Government confirmed their support.

The National Youth Week Expo will take place on Friday 4 April 2014, 4pm - 8pm in Garema Place, Civic. Stallholders will be able to begin setting up from 1.30pm.

To register your attendance as a stall holder, please complete the following online form:

https://members.youthcoalition.net/webform/national-youth-week-2014-expo

Please note that you should receive an acknowledgement of receipt within 48 hours of registration. Registration closes midday Friday 21 March 2014.

For further information about the National Youth Week Festival, contact Jacob Wray, National Youth Week Coordinator, on (02) 6247 3540 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Bimberi Youth Services Expo

The Youth Coalition of the ACT is currently inviting Expressions of Interests from organisations that would like to participate in the Bimberi Youth Services Expo.

The Bimberi Youth Services Expo will be held at the Bimberi Youth Justice Centre. The tentative time and date for the event is 11am - 2pm, Tuesday 8 April 2014. The Expo provides organisations the opportunity to promote their service(s), as well as participate in a variety of fun activities (including a sports match and a barbeque lunch) with young people in Bimberi.

Participants will be required to attend a briefing session in the week prior to the Bimberi Youth Services Expo.

To register your interest, please send the following details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

- Name of Organisation/Service
- Brief description of service (50 words or less)
- Brief description of stall (including merchandise, activities, etc.)
- Reason for interest in participating (50 words or less)

For more information on the Bimberi Youth Services Expo contact Jacob Wray, National Youth Week Coordinator, on (02) 6247 3540 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

National Youth Week 2014 Calendar

Click here to download the Calendar of Events.

ACT Youth Affairs Conference 2013 Toolkit

The Youth Coalition hosted the ACT Youth Affairs Conference in November 2013. The conference toolkit contains links to workshop presentations, relevant websites, and other electronic resources such as reports, kits, and online tools.

Click here to access the conference toolkit.

Youth Coalition Reconciliation Action Plan

The Youth Coalition's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was launched at the ACT Youth Affairs Conference 2013.

Click here to access the RAP.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

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). The purpose of the calendar is to raise awareness of training and professional development opportunities available to workers from the youth, ATOD, mental health, family support, housing and homelessness and community sectors in the ACT and surrounding regions. To view the April - May calendar, click here.

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Youth Coalition Annual Report 2012-13

The Youth Coalition has released our Annual Report for 2012-13 electronically. Click here to access the Report.

Social Media Latest

  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: Have your say on two important youth issues: youth homelessness and youth mental health: The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is keen to hear from young people on the issues of youth homelessness and youth mental health. The AYF encourages young people to get involved in public discussion and gives them the opportunity to make sure their ideas are considered in the development of Australian public policy, programs or projects. The AYF will use the feedback received from young people to produce an AYF report on each issue. The report will be provided to the Australian Government and posted on the AYF website. For more information and to have a say check out the AYF website: http://www.youth.gov.au/sites/youth/ayf/haveasay/pages/default 11 months ago
  • Community Services Directorate: Families ACT and the Community Services Directorate are staging an Early Intervention Forum on Thursday 20 June. This forum explores economic arguments for early intervention and how public and not-for-profit partnerships can promote early intervention initiatives. The keynote speakers will be Lisa Gold from Deakin University’s Population Health Strategic Research Centre and Jayne Meyer-Tucker, CEO of Good Beginnings Australia. They will be followed by a panel discussion. The forum runs from 9am-1pm at the Federal Golf Club. Registration and costs at www.familiesact.org.au/ 11 months ago
  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/modest-help-for-community-sector-20130604-2nnzc.html 11 months ago

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.