YACVic’s Youth Participation Practice Network (YPPN) is back, bigger and bolder for 2015-16!
Our first event will help you to use youth arts for meaningful participation:
- learn about innovative youth arts models that use a youth participation lens
- discuss how youth arts can be used to empower, include and engage young people
- learn how to create your own youth arts opportunities to build young people’s skills, community connections and self-advocacy.
From October 2014 to June 2015, YACVic completed a series of forums across metro, rural and regional Victoria. These events were designed for Local Government Area (LGA) youth services coordinators, LGA youth workers and other LGA team members to share good practice, network and discuss current and emerging issues.
Featuring a range of guest speakers, the forums covered topics including the future of LGA youth service delivery, youth engagement in local decision making, grant seeking, family violence, education and employment pathways and the Victorian state budget.
For more information, download the forum summaries and presentations below. An overall summary of the event series, with key issues and recommendations, will be released by September 2015.
The Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is hosting the 2nd Koorie Youth Summit (Summit) on the 14 & 15 May 2015 at Mantra Bell City in Preston.
The Summit is an annual state-wide gathering for Koorie youth who are passionate about connecting, sharing views and ideas, and gaining the inspiration to create positive change in their communities.
On Wednesday May 6 Southern Grampians Shire Council will host the sixth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums in Hamilton.
On Thursday 21 May the Rural City of Wangaratta’s Youth Services team will host the ninth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums.
On Thursday 30 April City of Greater Dandenong Youth and Family Services will host the fifth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums.
On Thursday 7 May, Wyndham City will host the seventh of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums, a Western Metro LGA forum in Hoppers Crossing.
On Wednesday 20 May Banyule Council's Youth Services team will host the eighth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums.
On Thursday 23 April Campaspe Shire Council's Youth Services team will host the fourth of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums. The April 23rd forum in Echuca will be the second of four LGA forums to be held in rural and regional Victoria.
Throughout April and May, 2015 the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria’s Rural Youth Service is running a series of four fun and interactive training workshops that will equip young people with the skills they need to create change, better understand themselves and their potential, work well together and have a greater impact in their community.
On Tuesday March 24 Mitchell Shire Council’s Youth Services team will host the second of YACVic’s Forums Series 2015: Local Government Youth Services Forums in Wallan. The eight-part series of forums hosted by YACVic across metro, rural and regional Victoria, is designed for LGA youth services coordinators, LGA youth workers, and other LGA team members keen to engage well with young people. YACVic's Victorian Rural Youth Service Initiative (VRYS) is hosting four of these in rural and regional areas throughout Victoria.
Over the next few months YACVic will host the continuation of a ten-part series of forums across metro, rural and regional Victoria designed for LGA youth services coordinators, LGA youth workers, and other LGA team members keen to engage well with young people.
YACVic, in partnership with VCOSS, the Council to Homeless Persons and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare will host a forum for the youth sector on the recent Federal budget and how it might impact both young people and the sector that supports them.
5 December 2012
The Parks Have It forum was the result of a partnership between the Department of Planning and Community Development, the Office for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria and Parks Victoria.
The purpose of the form was to explore young people's engagement with the natural environment by providing an opportunity to share innovative ways to engage young people in environmental issues, inspire participation and promote the benefits of the outdoors. The forum started with a welcome from Kate Colvin, the Chief Executive Officer at YACVic, who introduced how the forum will bring together ideas around young people's wellbeing, nature and participation. View Kate Colvin's presentation.
25 - 26 June 2012
Melbourne Park Function Centre
CONNECT FOR improved outcomes for Victoria's vulnerable young people was a two day collaborative conference that brought together government, local government, schools, and the community sector.
The conference was in response to children and young people experiencing barriers to accessing opportunities to learning and development. It was designed for those working in education, youth support, health, housing, justice services, and police.