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Otway Health have recently welcomed their new CEO. Debra Cerasa, who started in the role in August of this year, and is now living in Apollo Bay, has a wealth of experience from a national and international career in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Barwon Health is working toward creating a welcoming environment for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the development of a new Aboriginal art display.

Attitudes which support a lack of equality and respect are linked with increased risk for women.  The workplace is an effective setting for changing these attitudes.  The Equal Footing toolkit is a practical guide for leaders, teams and individuals to drive change in their workplace. 

The State Government has signed an historic bilateral agreement with the Commonwealth outlining the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Victoria over the next three years.

Geelong community leaders believe hundreds of Syrian refugees could be successfully settled in the region.

Local apprentices are building new lives for themselves and their families and helping to create a new community as part of the $80 million Norlane initiative.

New Men's Sheds to be funded in Bannockburn and Colac under State Government grants.

Nominations for the 2015 National Disability Awards are now open, giving Australians the chance to celebrate the people and organisations that have made a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.

The draft City of Greater Geelong Food Policy is on public exhibition until 9 September 2015.

This OECD resource looks at the ways in which governments design and deliver integrated social services to vulnerable groups and the opportunities and challenges this brings.

The Young Minds Matter survey has revealed one in seven Australian 4-17 year olds had a mental health disorder.

Rosie Batty is visiting Geelong as part of an Australian tour to discuss her new memoir A Mother’s Story.

Barwon Child, Youth & Family was officially launched by CEO Sandy Morrison at a breakfast held at Deakin University's Waterfront Campus in Geelong.

GMHBA are offering grants of up to $10,000 for innovative projects that encourage positive health and wellness outcomes for the community.

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West is calling for expressions of interest for women to join its Board.

The Reducing Gambling Frequency Project is a prevention and intervention to reduce gambling frequency of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) seniors groups that recreate at electronic gaming machine (EGM) venues.

On July 1 2015, three proud community based organisations; Barwon Youth, Time for Youth and Glastonbury Community Services, become a new merged entity: Barwon Child, Youth & Family (BCY&F).

The New and Emerging Communities Leadership Program (NECLP) is an exciting new initiative fully funded by the Victorian Government’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.

The Wesley Centre is about to open a new 'drop in' centre for asylum seekers and people who have Temporary Protection Visas.

For the second consecutive year, the G21 Refugee and Asylum Seeker Group coordinated a social media campaign in support of Refugee Week (14-20 June).

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