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.


April 2014

NAAPA FORUM: ALCOHOL POLICY IN NSW – WHERE TO NOW?

Tuesday 15 April
6.00pm canapes for a 6.30pm start
Theatrette, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie St, Sydney

NAAPA (NSW & ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance)  is an alliance of 44 health, community, law enforcement, emergency services and research organisations working to promote evidence-based actions to prevent alcohol-related harms in NSW and the ACT. NAPPA was launched in December 2012. The NAAPA Forum will provide a focus on three key elements of alcohol policy and regulation. This includes the Premier O’Farrell’s January announcement of the alcohol violence initiatives and the legislative changes in Sydney and NSW, the Review of the NSW Liquor Act 2007 and opportunities for future reforms in alcohol policy in NSW.

RSVP: by COB Thursday 10 April to stefany.spyropoulos@fare.org.au or ph (02) 6122 8600

 

SYMPOSIUM: WHO’S AFRAID OF THE NANNY STATE? FREEDOM, REGULATION AND THE NATION’S HEALTH

Monday 28 April – public oration
6.00pm – 7.30pm
Law School Foyer, University of Sydney
Free 

Tuesday 29 April – conference 
9.00am – 4.00 pm
Law School Foyer, University of Sydney
$80.00 

The ‘nanny state’ has become a familiar phrase in debates about what government ought to do, and not do, in its efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the population. This two-part symposium, presented by the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Law School, considers the rightful role of government. In an event spanning two days, speakers from a range of backgrounds will present theoretical perspectives on government’s role, new approaches to regulation which minimize intrusion on individual choices and lifestyles. The symposium will also address the reality of industry’s role in influencing lifestyles, and in some cases, creating markets for the risk factors for the diseases we most want to avoid.

Registration is essential and limited.

Read more about Monday 28 April & register  |  Read more about Tuesday 29 April & register 

 


 

May 2014

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 May **DATE REVISED FROM 2 & 3 MAY**
Griffith (venue TBC)

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: the purpose of this workshop is to build a regional network within the South West region of NSW, so it is preferable that only people living within that region apply.
Read more about this workshop.



 

June 2014

WORKSHOP: WHOEVER TELLS THE BEST STORY WINS

Thursday 5 June
9.00am – 4.00pm
Amora Hotel, 11 Jamison St, Sydney
Early bird registration $675.00 , standard registration $880.00

Annette Simmons, renowned author, strategic storyteller, and facilitator, comes to Australia for the first time in more than 10 years to lead Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins, a workshop that will help you discover and tell your own stories about who you are as a leader and what your organisation stands for. For anyone interested in the leverage point where trust, influence, and strategy meet, this is an event and an experience not to be missed.

Places are limited and you must register to attend.

Read more about the workshop and register

 


 

September 2014

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING WORKSHOP

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 September
Cancer Council NSW, 153 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo

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.
Read more about this workshop.