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.


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
7.30pm

This forum for Saving Life 2015 is being hosted by The Hills Community Cancer Network and CanAct local Community advocates. Hear more about the five issues we are campaigning on and what the next state government can do about them. If you live in the Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills and Epping electorates we’d love to see you there. 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 – RADIO INTERVIEW

Tuesday 17 February
FM99.3 Northside Radio’s “The Gentleman’s Club”
3.30pm–4.00pm

Learn about Cancer Council’s Vision for Change to improve cancer outcomes. Hear Jonathan O’Dea – MP for Davidson – speak to Cancer Council’s Liz Hing. Turn your dial to FM99.3 Northside Radio’s The Gentlemen’s Club hosted by Tony Pang, Graham Steele and David Brown.

 

MANLY DAILY’S MEET THE CANDIDATES ELECTION FORUM

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Dee Why RSL Club, 932 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
7pm-9pm. Doors open at 6.30pm

The Meet the Candidates Election Forum will be held at Dee Why RSL and will give readers the opportunity to come face to face with the candidates in their electorates before the March 28 election. The candidates for Manly are Mike Baird (Liberal), Dr Jennifer Jary (ALP) and Clara Williams-Roldan (Greens). For Wakehurst, the candidates are Brad Hazzard (Liberal), Ned Barsi (ALP) and Dr Jonathan King (Greens). For Pittwater, the candidates are Rob Stokes (Liberal), Kieren Ash (ALP) and Felicity Davis (Greens). The candidates will make opening remarks followed by a Q&A session with the audience.Questions will be limited to issues affecting the northern beaches electorates.

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 CAMPAIGN – CANDIDATE’S FORUM

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Cardiff RSL Club, 45 Macquarie Rd Cardiff
6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

The Hunter Saving Life Campaign team are organising a Candidate’s Forum on cancer issues for leading candidates from the Newcastle, Wallsend, Charlestown and Lake Macquarie electorates, 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.

 


 

March 2015

 

INVITATION – NAAPA ALCOHOL POLICY ELECTION FORUM

Thursday 5 March, 2015
Salvation Army’s Sydney Congress Hall Function Centre
140 Elizabeth St, Sydney
6.00pm – 8.00pm

Ahead of the NSW State Election on 8 March, the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA) is holding an election forum giving communities an opportunity to raise important questions about alcohol policy. The forum will feature a panel of political representatives – including the Hon. Walter Secord MLC (Labor Shadow Minister for Health and Shadow Minister for Liquor Regulation), Dr John Kaye MLC (Greens spokesperson on Health Services), and Reverend The Hon. Fred Nile MLC (President of the Christian Democratic Party). Don’t miss the chance to find out what your local politicians intend to do if elected to prevent alcohol harms in NSW.
CCNSW is a founding member of the NSW ACT Alcohol Policy Alliance (NAAPA).

More information and to register your attendence, visit: http://naapa.org.au/naapa-alcohol-policy-election-forum/

 

MOSMAN DAILY’S ELECTION FORUM

Friday 6 March, 2015
Mosman Club, 719 Military Rd, Mosman
140 Elizabeth St, Sydney
6.30pm – 8.30pm

Do you have a question to ask the 2015 state election candidates? Join the debate on Friday, March 6 as your community discusses the top issues of the upcoming 2015 state election. Limited seats are available for this event.  We recommend registering, and arriving early to secure your seat.

Register your attendance and send your questions to: letters@mosmandaily.com.au
You can also register via the: Mosman Daily Facebook page

 

PAUL BORN: DEEPENING COMMUNITY AUSTRALIAN & NZ WORKSHOP TOUR 2015

Friday 6 March, 2015
Mecure Sydney International Airport, 20 Levey Street, Wolli Creek
9.30am – 4.30pm (registration from 9.00am)
Cost: $245.00 

Learn how to engage your community and build a common agenda for large scale change.  This event is an amazing opportunity to participate in a workshop with a global leader in community building. In this workshop Paul shares not only the fundamental principles of Collective Impact, he provides key insights as one of North America’s top Community Engagement leaders on how Deepening Community can sustain us as leaders and the outcomes we so desire. This workshop is a joint initiative between Tamarack Institute, the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. and local partners.

To register, visit: http://bankofideas.com.au/events/
Questions about the workshop should be directed to: Peter Kenyon | pk@bankofideas.com.au or phone 08 6293 1848
Download the brochure for more information: http://bankofideas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/PBornCollImpact_2014.pdf

 

SAVING LIFE 2015 – MUDGEE LAUNCH EVENT

Saturday 7 March, 2015
St John the Baptist Church, 6 Church St, Mudgee
8.30am

Members of the Mudgee community are invited to visit the markets at St John’s Church and make their voices heard about their cancer priorities. A display will be set up to raise awareness of the Saving Life 2015 campaign. This campaign will focus on making a positive change for cancer patients right across NSW in the areas of addressing the selling of tobacco, improving cancer services for Aboriginal people, addressing chemotherapy co-payments, access to care coordination, and increasing palliative care services.

Come along and vote for the issue you believe is the most important, sign a petition to increase palliative care and send a message to the Minister on our graffiti board. Deputy Premier Troy Grant will also be in attendance (time to be confirmed) so let him know how you feel.

More information: Contact Melanie Trethowan, 0427 406 905.

 


 

July 2015

 

COMMUNITY ADVOCACY TRAINING

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 July, 2015
Cancer Council NSW, 153 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
8.30am – 5.00pm

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.

Register your interest to attend the next training workshop by clicking on the button below.

More information: Call Marion Carroll (02) 9334 1859 or Carolyn Grenville (02) 9334 1855