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Shellharbour Celebrates Harmony Week 2023
National Harmony Week will run from 20 March to 26 March 2023 to celebrate, recognise and to respect and inclusively bring together Australians from all different backgrounds. Council will be recognising it this year by hosting a Greek cooking workshop, an Indian henna workshop, a children’s movie showcasing Mexican culture and by offering a variety of multicultural menu specials from our Civic Square Café. All this will be held under our Cultural Treasures festival banner which encourages the Shellharbour community to value, celebrate and embrace our rich cultural diversity. Bookings can be made via: https://www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au/whats-on
13 YARN and 13 11 14 crisis support lines.
Lifeline South Coast is holding an information and Q&A session for people interested in joining the 13 YARN and 13 11 14 crisis support lines.
This information session is for our training course which will be held 16th to 26th May in Nowra.
Scholarships are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for this training course, and there is an opportunity for pathway to paid employment on 13 YARN, the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crisis support service.
Information Session Details:
6pm 15th March via Zoom
ACON’s Trans Health Equity team welcome all trans and gender diverse people and all Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander trans people in NSW to be a part of Trans Vitality, a peer-education and trans empowerment program.
Across four workshops, you’ll work with peer facilitators and fellow trans community to learn about resilience, community care, trans histories, and futures whilst working together to make a space for connection.
Online Workshops open to all trans community across NSW
- Every Tuesday night from 28 March – 18 April, 6-8:30pm
Online workshops for Sistergirls, Brotherboys and trans mob
- Every Thursday night from 20 April – 11 May, 6-8:30pm
Please fill out an expression of interest here and the team will be in contact.
Or visit Transhub for trainings, workshops and registration link here and our Trans Vitality toolkit for great community resources here.
Community Industry Group “Temperature Check” Survey
To fully understand the significant challenges the Community Services sector (Illawarra/Shoalhaven/Southern NSW) is currently facing, Community Industry Group is conducting a ‘Temperature Check’ (key issue survey) to find out what issues are most concerning to you/your organisation/community and what supports may be needed.
The survey can be found using the link below…
Any concerns, please call Chris Racar at CIG on 42 56 4333
Community and Connection
Get Online Week
Inclusee are proud to partner with The Good Things Foundation for Get Online Week 2022 from 17 – 23 October.
Get Online Week is an Australia-wide digital inclusion campaign supporting thousands of people to get online safely and confidently. The week-long, annual campaign supports people to improve their digital skills and close the digital divide.
Being digitally included means having affordable access to the internet and the skills and confidence to use it safely. Inclusee offer free Samsung tablets on loan, including sim cards, to empower our older Australians with the tools they need to get connected to our virtual community.
This year’s Get Online Week theme, Try One Thing, encourages people to explore the possibilities of the internet.
We have a jam-packed schedule of events for anyone to join in, including E-Safety, Trivia, Watercolour Painting, and Meditation. I’ve attached the timetable which we encourage you to share with your networks. Get Online Week is open to people over 18 who are interested in volunteering too.
This is the link to register for Inclusee events.
Register for Get Online Week 2022 – Inclusee
Community and Connection
Free Help Sessions
Tech and Tea Go
14 and 28 September
Free Dropin Sessions – to book ring us or the library 4227 8179
Albion Park Library
14 September and every 2nd Wednesday
Woonona Bulli RSL, Princes Highway Woonona
Weekly on Thursdays 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Fairy Meadow Community Centre, Guest Park
Weekly on Fridays 10.00am – 11.30am
Unanderra Community Centre, Cnr Princes Highway and Factory Rd
Weekly on Mondays 1.30 – 3.00pm,
!!! Please Note there will be no Sessions in the week of 19 to 23 September because of disruption of the bike races
TAFE NSW Community Connections Morning Tea
You are invited to our inaugural Community Connections Morning Tea.
Connect with the TAFE NSW team, local education partners, industry and your local community. Network with like-minded individuals in the training and education space.
We look forward to hosting this special morning tea on our campus grounds at TAFE NSW Wollongong. This will be an opportunity to find out more about what is happening with TAFE NSW in the Illawarra and explore ways to collaborate in supporting our local community.
Date and time
Friday 16 September 2022
10:30 am – 11:30 am AEST
Optional Campus Tour of TAFE NSW Wollongong at 11.30 am.
TAFE NSW – Wollongong, Foleys Lane, Wollongong NSW 2500