How do we address child and youth homelessness in Australia once and for all?
Listen and learn from a range of perspectives on what actually works to reduce child and youth homelessness.
Lobby federal, state, and territory governments to commit to a national joint plan to address child and youth homelessness.
WHY ATTEND the NCHYC2023?
The incidence of children and young people needing and seeking help from homelessness services has not reduced significantly since the Rudd government in 2008 committed to halving homelessness by 2020.
All governments since have failed to take responsibility or meaningful action on this issue. The existing approach has not been able to reduce the incidence of homelessness nor guarantee to every child and young person who experiences homelessness a changed life course. There is a compelling case for reform but, what could a reformed system look like?
The time for waiting is over. It's time that the Australian government committed to developing a national plan to address child and youth homelessness. This conference will mobilise a collective commitment to developing a joint government-NGO strategy to address child and youth homelessness nationally.
At NCYHC you will:
- Engage with Ministers, senior practitioners and policy makers on the emerging ideas in homelessness services.
- Join others in exploring how it is you can become part of a movement which calls on the Australian government to resource the development of a joint Government/NGO national plan to address child and youth homelessness.
- Deepen your own knowledge base on child and youth homelessness.
- Attend alongside young people with lived experience, CEOs, program managers, case workers and more - this conference is for all levels of experience and not exclusive to only a few.
- Foster networks and connections with people in all areas of children and youth homelessness including nonprofits, government, philanthropy, educators, academics and more.
- Contribute your own knowledge, ideas and experiences.
- Actively participate in sessions - this is not just a talking conference.
Adongwot 'AD' Manyoul
South Sudanese Youth Advocate, Community Development Professional and (Bi-Cultural Consultant)
Youth, Inclusion and Diversity Advocate
CEO Youth Development Australia and National Youth Commission
CEO Kids Under Cover
Prof. Brian Burdekin AO
Former Federal Human Rights Commissioner
A/Children’s Commissioner of the Northern Territory
Lived Experience Mentor, Advocate and Foyer Foundation Ambassador.
CEO Melbourne City Mission
Head of Youth Homelessness Services | Melbourne City Mission
Head of Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations Melbourne City Mission
Prof. Paul Flatau
Director of the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia
A/Prof. Catherine Robinson
Associate Professor University of Tasmania
CEO Brisbane Youth Services
CEO Foyer Foundation
Commissioner of Lived Experience at Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission
Mission Australia State Director NSW, ACT and Victoria
A/Prof. Jess Heerde
Associate Professor University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Children's Hospital
Youth Ambassador The Foyer Foundation Port Adelaide
Mentor in Youth Justice at Confit Lived Experience Advocate for Children and Young People inciting systemic change in NSW
CEO Bridge It
CEO Indigo Junction
CEO Colony 47
CEO Anglicare Victoria
The Hon Josh Burns MP
Federal Member for Macnamara, Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights
Senator Jana Stewart
Senator for Victoria, Qualified Family Therapist, Former employee for the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency and the Child Protection System
Dr. Monique Ryan
Member for Kooyong and Former Director of the Neurology Department of the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne
Senator David Pocock
Independent Senator for the ACT, Former Wallabies Rugby Captain and Brumbies Vice Captain
Founder Freedom Fight Project NTNational Youth Steering Committee Member
Child and Youth Advocate NSW
CEO Hope Street Youth and Family Services
Dr. Tom Mcclean
Head of Research and Social Policy at Uniting ACT/NSW
Research Specialist in Youth Homelessness, UoS Research Centre for Children and Families NSW/ACT
Senior Managerof Services at Conflict Resolution Service, ACT
Executive Manager Community HealthYouth Projects
Acting Director of Youth Support Services at Youth Off The Streets
Aunty Jill Gallagher AO
CEO Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Helen Waters Silvia
CEO Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC)
Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People in Victoria
CEO Youth Coalition of the ACT
The Salvation Army Victorian Youth Services State Manager
CEO Burdekin Association
AnglicareNT/ Regional Operations Manager, Katherine
CEO of BHC, one of the largest Community Housing Providers in Queensland
Youth Ambassador The Foyer Foundation
Executive Director of Advocacy & Campaigns | Foundation for Young Australians
CEO of Berry Street
Foyer Foundation Ambassador and Lived Experience Advocate for Mental Health and Homelessness