The 2023 Better Chances Engagement Forum was a forum for workers, services and community representatives supporting children, young people and their families across Bundjalung, Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr Countries.
It was held on Wednesday 15 March 2023 at Ballina RSL, Ballina NSW and attended by more than 140 people.
The forum was delivered by a dedicated committee of BCF members, including Our Regional NSW, Social Futures, Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation, Livable, YWCA Australia, Northern NSW Local Health District, We Al-li Programs, The Family Centre, Southern Cross University and FAMS.
And was proudly supported by YWCA Australia, Social Futures and the Department of Communities and Justice, Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) Program.
This year’s theme is ‘Connect, reflect and share our stories’.
This exciting regional forum is a great opportunity to share, learn and build engagement practice and connection. Hear and learn about engagement projects and approaches from within Bundjalung, Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr Country (and beyond) that are locally, community or culturally-led, including:
Many presentations are presented or co-presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, community members and young people.