Saturday, October 22, 2016


The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.

Rate Canberra 2016

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Rate Canberra 2016 Report

The Youth Coalition of the ACT conducted a survey of over 2000 young people aged 12 - 25 in the ACT & surrounding region. This report is the initial findings of the survey, and provides an important snapshot of the experiences, concerns, and priorities of young Canberrans.

2016 Yogie Awards

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Nominations are now open for the Yogie Awards.

The YOGIES recognise, celebrate, promote and reward outstanding practice in working with young people in the ACT and surrounding area. These awards highlight the exceptional commitment, talent and innovation that exists in the youth sector.

Click here for information on how you can nominate a youth worker, program, or organisation for an award.

Training & Professional Development Calendar

To view the October - November 2016 calendar, click here.

The Training and Professional Development Calendar is produced bi-monthly by the Youth Coalition of the ACT in partnership with the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Association ACT (ATODA) and the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT).


Youth Worker Practice Network

The Youth Coalition is committed to supporting the development and practice of youth workers across the ACT. We've launched the Youth Worker Practice Network to offer a range of professional development opportunities such as active learning and shared case studies sessions, with the aim of facilitating the development of a community of practice for frontline workers supporting young people. For further information, click here.

MYAN ACT releases Youth & Family Sector Survey 2015

MYAN ACT has a focus on sector development to improve the capacity of services to support young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. This is the second MYAN ACT CYFSP Sector Survey. The first survey was completed in 2012 and identified benchmarks by which we can measure improvements to service delivery across the ACT over time. The survey aims to identify what training or other support would assist CYFSP services to improve service delivery to young people from CALD backgrounds.

Click here to download the full report.

Click here to download the report snapshot.

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We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands of the ACT and we pay our respects to the Elders, their families and ancestors.

We acknowledge that the effects of the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families as well as past racist policies and actions continues today.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people hold distinctive rights as the original peoples of modern day Australia, including the right to a distinct status and culture, self-determination and land.

We celebrate Ngunnawal culture and the invaluable contribution to the community.