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.


October 2014

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – NORTH SYDNEY

Tuesday 7 October
6.30pm – 8.30pm
Fred Hutley Hall, North Sydney Council
200 Miller Street, North Sydney

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted by the Northern Suburbs Cancer Action Network, a group of volunteers who work on cancer related advocacy issues. Our Vision for Change outlines five ways the next state government can help beat cancer. Join us to hear real stories from local people, and show the next state government why change matters to you.

RSVP: By 25 September to canceractionnetworkns@gmail.com
More information:
Call Liz Hing on 0402 861 562
Download Invitation [PDF 147kb]

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SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – FAIRFIELD

Sunday 12 October
Uruguayan Club, 52-56 Whittford Rd, Hinchinbrook
From 12.00pm with official launch proceedings at 4.00pm

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted local CanAct Community advocates. Visiting MPs include NSW MP for Fairfield, Guy Zangari and Federal MP for McMahon, Chris Bowen. There will be lots of entertainment from our diverse community as well as a fashion parade with Miss Australia Multiverse. As this event will also be raising funds for the Fairfield Relay For Life event, a $10 donation will be charged on entry. Spanish and English interpreters will be present at the event.

More information: Email Sinilia Radivojevic sinilia@optusnet.com.au
Download launch flyer [PDF 47kb]

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – MOREE

Friday 17 October
Moree Plains Shire Council Committee Meeting Room

10.00am – 11.00am 

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted local CanAct Community advocates. Join us to hear real stories from local people and show the next state government why change matters to you. With special guest, Dr Yvonne McMaster retired palliative care doctor and palliative care campaigner. Morning tea provided.

More information or to RSVP by 16 October: Email Shaen Fraser shaenf@nswcc.org.au or ph 02 6763 0904 or 0404 841 253
Download launch flyer [PDF 114kb]

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SYDNEY CANCER ACTION NETWORK (SCAN) MEETING

Tuesday 28 October
Cancer Council NSW, Lvl 6, 153 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011 
5.30pm – 7.30pm

Members of the SCAN come from the suburbs of central and southern Sydney. This group meets once a month and are currently working on the Saving Life 2015 campaign.

More information or to attend: Email Andrew Crosbie andrewjamescrosbie@gmail.com

 

 

SYDNEY ALLIANCE – WESTERN SYDNEY DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

Wednesday 29 October
Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church St Parramatta, NSW 2150

7.00pm – 8.30pm

The Sydney Alliance is a diverse coalition of community organisations, religious organisations, unions and schools that uses the tools of community organising to make the city a better place to live. Cancer Council NSW is a founding member of the Sydney Alliance. At this district assembly, there will be presentations on issues including affordable housing, public transport and job pathways in Western Sydney as well as access to Westmead health precinct.

Optional ‘dinner by donation’, 6-6.30pm, Parramatta Mission, 119 Macquarie St, Parramatta

Register: http://www.sydneyalliance.org.au/west
More information:
 Email David Barrow dbarrow@sydneyalliance.org.au or ph 0416 028 001

 

SYDNEY ALLIANCE – NORTHERN SYDNEY DISTRICT ASSEMBLY

Thursday 30 October
Mercy Catholic College, 101 Archer St Chatswood, NSW 2067

6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Sydney Alliance is a diverse coalition of community organisations, religious organisations, unions and schools that uses the tools of community organising to make the city a better place to live. Cancer Council NSW is a founding member of the Sydney Alliance. At this district assembly, there will be presentations on issues including palliative care and lymphoedema services in Northern Sydney, along with affordable housing, transport, and refugees.

Register: http://www.sydneyalliance.org.au/north
More information:
 Email Samara Barchet sbarchet@sydneyalliance.org.au or ph 0431 880 430

 


November 2014

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN STALL - BLACKTOWN CITY ANNUAL PET FESTIVAL

Sunday 2 November
Blacktown Showground, Richmond Rd, Blacktown
10.00am – 2.00pm

Cancer Council NSW and local volunteers will be hosting a stall at this year’s annual pet festival in Blacktown! Come along and find out the five things the next state government can do to help beat cancer as part of the Saving Life 2015 campaign. Our volunteers are also keen to talk to people with stories related to the five issues and to let everyone know how they can be part of the change.

For more information: Email Rodney Titovs rodneyt@nswcc.org.au

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – PARRAMATTA

Friday 7 November
10.00am
Rotary Conference Room
Rotary House, 43 Hunter St, Parramatta

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted by the Western Sydney Cancer Advocacy Network. The event will be followed by a morning tea.

RSVP: By 24 October to Wendy Watson wendyw@nswcc.org.au

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SAVING LIFE 2015 CANDIDATE FORUM – BALMAIN ELECTORATE

Saturday 8 November
Inner West Relay for Life at King George Park, Rozelle
11.30am 

Cancer Council NSW has outlined five ways the next NSW Government can help beat cancer. Join us to ask candidates in the electorate of Balmain for their views on our 5 key issues. Candidates attending include Jamie Parker (Greens), Verity Firth (ALP) with a Liberal candidate to be confirmed.

RSVP: By 6 November to Mark Ludbrooke markl@nswcc.org.au

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SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – DUBBO

Wednesday 12 November
Time and venue tbc

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.

More information: Email Fiona Markwick fionam@nswcc.org.au or Camilla Barlow camillab@nswcc.org.au

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH – HAWKESBURY

Friday 14 November
1.00pm
St Andrews Uniting Church Hall, Richmond

This launch event for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted local CanAct Community advocates.

More information and to RSVP: Email Brenda Harrold hawkesburyforum@gmail.com

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COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP

Friday 14 & Saturday 15 November
Gosford RSL, 26 Central Coast Hwy, Gosford 

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 aims to build our networks in the Central Coast and Hunter regions of NSW. Therefore it is recommended that only people in those areas apply.

Read more about this workshop.

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – ORANGE

Monday 17 November
Orange Ex-Services Club, 231-241 Anson St, Orange 
11.00am – 1.00pm

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.

More information: Email Fiona Markwick fionam@nswcc.org.au

 

NAAPA 2015 NSW ELECTION PLATFORM LAUNCH

Tuesday 25 November
Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney
10.00m – 11.30am

NSW/ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) invites you to attend the launch of their 2015 NSW Election Platform. During the 2015 election, NAAPA will be calling on the NSW Political Parties to build on their commitment to prevent alcohol harms. Join the members of NAAPA at this launch and find out more about these priority areas and how NSW can lead the country in alcohol policy reform.

To Register: Email glenis.thomas@fare.org.au or call 02 6122 8600 by COB Friday 21 November.
View their webpage for more information

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – BATHURST

Friday 28 November
Bathurst RSL Club, 114 Rankin St, Bathurst
11.30am – 1.30pm

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.

More information: Email Fiona Markwick fionam@nswcc.org.au

 


December 2014

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN LAUNCH & PALLIATIVE CARE FORUM – DUBBO

Wednesday 12 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 

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.