Advocacy Training

Crowded outdoor areas now smoke-free; more funding for bowel cancer screening; better financial assistance for country patients…

Wins like these were achieved because people like you chose to speak out about health issues that are important to them and the NSW community.

Our free two-day training workshop – in conjunction with Cancer Voices NSW – is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded people and develop your advocacy skills. We will provide you with everything you need to become active and effective advocates for improvements to cancer policies and systems.

From campaign strategy, understanding media and Government structures through to visiting MPs, we will empower you to fully participate at all levels where decisions about cancer policy are made – giving you the tools to campaign on issues you care about.

Training is held at least 2 times a year across NSW and is open to anyone interested in working with us to make a difference. Contact us for more information or register your interest to attend below.


SYDNEY: Fri 13 & Sat 14 November, 2015 (limited spaces still available)
SYDNEY: Fri 26 & Sat 27 February, 2015


Community Action (Advocacy) workshop for
Aboriginal participants

Cancer Council NSW, in conjunction with The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC), also runs free training workshops for Aboriginal community members and health workers. This training is open to all Aboriginal people and aims to:

  • Develop practical skills and strategies that can be applied to create positive change in your own community – including skills in campaign strategy, networking, working with the media and speaking with politicians.
  • Motivate and empower people to take action around issues of concern to Aboriginal people, particularly in relation to improving cancer prevention, treatment and support.

Upcoming workshop dates to be scheduled. Watch this space…

For more information and to apply, contact Catherine Wood at AH&MRC on (02) 9212 4777 or