Upcoming Events

There are many ways to get involved and make a difference. From participating in our training workshops, attending local advocacy network meetings or even going along to Community Cabinet meetings. This page is designed to keep you informed about upcoming events across NSW. If you see or hear of anything that might be of interest to our CanAct Community, let us know the details and we will feature on these pages.

To view schedules for local network meetings, click here.


December 2014

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – DUBBO

Wednesday 10 December
Dubbo RSL Club, Brisbane St, Dubbo
12.30pm – 2.00pm

Join Cancer Council NSW for the launch of their Saving Life 2015 agenda. Hear more about the five issues we are campaigning on and what the next state government can do about them. Also present will be Yvonne McMaster who will talk about Palliative Care services in the area.

For more information: Email Camilla Barlow camillab@nswcc.org.au

 


February 2015

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – CASTLE HILL

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Castle Hill Community Centre (at Castle Grand), Cnr Pennant & Castle Streets, Castle Hill
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted local CanAct Community advocates. Hear more about the five issues we are campaigning on and what the next state government can do about them. Refreshments provided.

For more information and to RSVP by 30 January: Email James Butler jjbutler@bigpond.net.au on ph 0412 368 337

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 ELECTORATE FORUM – WOLLONGONG

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Wollongong Golf Club, 151-161 Corrimal Street, Wollongong
5.30pm for a 5.45pm start

The Illawarra Cancer Action Network are organising a Wollongong electorate candidates’ forum to discuss Cancer Council’s Saving Life 2015 campaign and Vision for Change. Members of the community, health professionals and candidates are warmly invited to attend.

For more information: Emma White on 02 9334 1749 or emmaw@nswcc.org.au

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN SUTHERLAND SHIRE ELECTORATES COMMUNITY FORUM

Thursday 5 February 2015
Kareela Golf Club, 1 Bates Drive, Kareela
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

Sydney Cancer Advocacy Network are organising a Community Forum for the three electorates which make up the Sutherland Shire – Cronulla, Miranda and Heathcote. Shire Residents in particular are welcome to attend. Community members affected by the five key campaign issues will be sharing their stories. Speakers on behalf of the Greens, Labor and Liberal Parties will respond. Candidates from all three electorates have been invited to attend.

For more information: Email Tony Cain noil443@gmail.com

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 – CANDIDATES BREAKFAST 

Wednesday 11 February 2015
The Bay Sports Club, 5 Bias Avenue, Bateau Bay
7.30am – 9.00am

Cancer Council NSW has identified five opportunities for the next NSW Government to take action in order to prevent people of the Central Coast hearing the words ‘You have cancer’. The Central Coast Cancer Advocacy Network is holding a breakfast inviting 2015 state candidates to hear more about these five opportunities and to commit – as a member of the NSW Parliament – to working towards there implementation. Decision makers on health and cancer-related issues on the Coast will also have the opportunity to talk with candidates about these issues.

Further details about the event will be provided in January.

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN – CANDIDATE’S FORUM

Wednesday 25 February 2015
South Newcastle Rugby League Club, 46 Llewellyn St, Merewether
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

The Hunter Saving Life Campaign team are organising a Candidate’s Forum for all Lower Hunter electorate MPs and Candidates to find out more about Cancer Council’s Saving Life 2015 campaign and Vision For Change. Community members affected by the five key campaign issues will also be sharing their stories.

For more information: Email Dana Buzinec danab@nswcc.org.au

 

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING 

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 February
Cancer Council NSW, 8/130 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

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.
Note: This workshop workshop aims to build our networks from Port Macquarie to Tweed (mid and far North Coast of NSW). Therefore it is recommended that only people in those areas apply. 

Read more about this workshop.