CREATE Foundation update - May 2021

CreateYouth Yarning Strong/ Speak Up
A youth empowerment program and family zoo day in collaboration with VACCA
When: June 5
Where: Healesville Sanctuary
Age Group: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people aged 14 to 26 can do YYS/Speak Up. The whole family is welcome to spend the day exploring the sanctuary for free

Event details:
Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) and the CREATE Foundation are hosting a family day out and Speak Up youth empowerment workshop. Speak Up aims to empower young people to share the story of their unique lived experience. We respect that young people are the experts of their lives – Speak Up is about getting your expert voice heard.

Morning Tea & Lunch are provided for participants and families.
Who to contact for more information:



YAGYouth Advisory Group on Lived Experience Role in the care sector
When: Wed June 2
Time: 4pm to 5:30pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Age Group: 12-26

Should there be more jobs &/or mentoring roles in the out of home care/ post-care sector for people with a lived experience of care?
And if so, what should those roles look like?
Join in the discussion at this Youth Advisory Group meeting

Who to contact for more information:


YAG at Abbotsford
When: Tuesday 29th June
Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Where: Abbotsford
Age Group: 14-26
Young people aged 14 to 26 are invited to join us at a historical site to discuss issues they are facing within the care system. YOU can also provide input into resource development, programs and general government or organisational policy.
Yummy lunch provided
Who to contact for more information:


CREate4BENDIGO Connection Event
When: Monday June 28th
Time: 10:30 – 12:30pm
Where: Bendigo
Age Group: All Ages
Event details: The Bendigo Connection event is an all ages events for young people to connect and have some fun with other ClubCREATE members. This year our Winter Connection event will be held at a skating and laser tag center!
Save the date and register for more information 

Cost: FREE
snacks provided, BYO lunch
All persons under 18 must be accompanied by a carer/parent/worker
Who to contact for more information
Louise –
Russ –


create3CREATE Your Future – School Holiday Workshop
When: Thursday 1st July 2021
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Frankston, Address to be given upon registration
Age Group: 14 – 25
If you are 14 and over and have a passion for your own future, come along and learn some new life skills and meet other young people at our CYF Workshop.
This CYF workshop is called ‘Roller Casholla’, where will be exploring budgeting techniques, developing awareness about how to make informed financial decisions and having a lot of fun while doing it.
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
To register or for more information, please email Bec at or call 9918 0002