Once a year, YACWA takes a temperature check on how we're performing and where we can do better.
If you can spare 10 minutes, this is a chance to offer meaningful feedback to YACWA about the work we've done over the last 12+ months - everything from our COVID-19 response and our social media to the handful of physical events we've held and the work of our youth-led networks.
We'll also be have a $50 gift card up for grabs for one lucky respondent.
We're looking forward to hearing from you.
On Thursday the 8th of October, the State Government released the 2020/21 Budget outlining its plan for investment over the next few financial years, including the key initiatives that may have a significant effect on the future health and wellbeing of young people in Western Australia.
YACWA's State Budget Analysis Report outlines our verdict on whether the State Government has capitalised on the opportunity COVID-19 has presented to create a better future for young people in Western Australia as well as a reiteration of our key recommendations for COVID-19 recovery.
Earlier this month YACWA curated an all-star panel of young change-makers at the State Library's Disrupted Festival, featuring Imara Mandred, Brenda Amito, Mohammad Hadi Rahimi, Zahra Al Hilaly and Kobi Morison.
The full panel discussion is now up on YouTube, which covers the five panellists' activism, struggles, their family backgrounds and the motivation behind their drive for change.
On Sunday 6 December 2020, our friends at Propel are inviting us to document 24 hours of life in Western Australia.
Every year, hundreds of people across WA simultaneously step behind their cameras to capture and submit an image from their day to Mosaic, a community-driven photography project and exhibition.
We're asking anyone and everyone in WA to set aside a couple of minutes on Sunday 6 December, to capture part of their day on camera. Use your phone, a DSLR, a film camera, a point and shoot, Instagram, a tablet - whatever you have at your disposal!
After registering, and during the lead-up to Capture Day, we'll send you the upload link. You'll have a week after Sunday 6 December to upload your image and have it displayed in a professional exhibition, alongside other contributions from all walks of life in WA.
Our friends at Rainbow Futures WA are committed to the long term viability of WA-based LGBTIQ+ organisations in order to meet the need for LGBTIQ+ services and advocacy well beyond the current (relatively positive) climate.
In that spirit, they're convening this Sunday 22 November at the Wembley Community Centre for an information session that history of LGBTQAI+ human rights and legislation in WA.
YACWA has worked tirelessly to support young people, youth workers and the youth sector navigate this strange and challenging time. Now we’re asking you to join us commit to championing the rights of young people in Western Australia by becoming a member.
Over 40 years ago, a small group of agitators, firebrands and troublemakers joined together to form a united front for youth workers in our state. That same activist spirit, fuelled by an undying commitment to the rights of young people, runs through everything we do at the Youth Affairs Council of WA.
As we move into this recovery phase, we’re faced with an extraordinary challenge. Young people are expected to be some of the hardest hit by this upheaval to employment, education and daily life.
By becoming a member, you’ll be supporting our small team of change-makers to fight for every young person in our state.
The Commissioner for Children and Young People is on the lookout for change champions - young Western Australians aged 18 and under who are looking to make their voice heard, share their insights and make recommendations on important issues.
Participants will be asked a question every school term, starting with Term 1 2021, asking a question like, what needs to change in your town for young people?, and will go into the draw to win a $25 gift voucher each term.
YACWA respectfully acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of this country. While our work is state-wide, YACWA's office is based on the land of Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation.
We wish to pay our respect to Elders past and present and extend this to all Aboriginal people seeing this message.