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* Child Aware ApproachesChild Aware Approaches


Child Aware Approaches Conference
31 March - 3 April
Melbourne, VIC

Families Australia is pleased to be hosting the 2014 Child Aware Approaches Conference with the support of the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The two-day conference will be an opportunity to showcase and disseminate knowledge about current research and innovative practices with the intention of replicating success, building greater capacity and recognising the uptake of Child Aware Approaches in the delivery of services. The conference will contribute to the second three year action plan 2012-2015 under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, the National Mental Health Reform and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. We invite delegates from government, non-government and research sectors to contribute to the national campaign to make the wellbeing and safety of Australia's children everyone's business and shared responsibility.


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* Child Aware ApproachesChild Aware Approaches


Child Aware Approaches Conference
31 March - 3 April
Melbourne, VIC

Families Australia is pleased to be hosting the 2014 Child Aware Approaches Conference with the support of the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The two-day conference will be an opportunity to showcase and disseminate knowledge about current research and innovative practices with the intention of replicating success, building greater capacity and recognising the uptake of Child Aware Approaches in the delivery of services. The conference will contribute to the second three year action plan 2012-2015 under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, the National Mental Health Reform and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. We invite delegates from government, non-government and research sectors to contribute to the national campaign to make the wellbeing and safety of Australia's children everyone's business and shared responsibility.


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* Third Sector Expo 2014Third Sector Expo 2014


Third Sector Expo 2014
3-4 April
Melbourne, VIC

In 2014, Third Sector will host a two-day professional development conference and exhibition that will unite NFP professionals from associations, member benefit organisations, community organisations, advocacy groups, charities and foundations to learn about key topics including governance, fundraising, technology, membership, leadership, marketing and more. The Third Sector Expo 2014 program will provide more in-depth and targeted sessions which will also include ratings so that attendees can attend sessions that are most suitable to their needs. The diverse sessions will enable you to hear firsthand how some of Australia’s leading NFPs have developed winning strategies, overcome challenges and achieved continued growth. In addition, there will be an enlarged exhibition where you can discover the latest NFP products and services, and have your questions answered directly by suppliers.


* Child Aware ApproachesChild Aware Approaches


Child Aware Approaches Conference
31 March - 3 April
Melbourne, VIC

Families Australia is pleased to be hosting the 2014 Child Aware Approaches Conference with the support of the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The two-day conference will be an opportunity to showcase and disseminate knowledge about current research and innovative practices with the intention of replicating success, building greater capacity and recognising the uptake of Child Aware Approaches in the delivery of services. The conference will contribute to the second three year action plan 2012-2015 under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020, the National Mental Health Reform and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. We invite delegates from government, non-government and research sectors to contribute to the national campaign to make the wellbeing and safety of Australia's children everyone's business and shared responsibility.


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* Third Sector Expo 2014Third Sector Expo 2014


Third Sector Expo 2014
3-4 April
Melbourne, VIC

In 2014, Third Sector will host a two-day professional development conference and exhibition that will unite NFP professionals from associations, member benefit organisations, community organisations, advocacy groups, charities and foundations to learn about key topics including governance, fundraising, technology, membership, leadership, marketing and more. The Third Sector Expo 2014 program will provide more in-depth and targeted sessions which will also include ratings so that attendees can attend sessions that are most suitable to their needs. The diverse sessions will enable you to hear firsthand how some of Australia’s leading NFPs have developed winning strategies, overcome challenges and achieved continued growth. In addition, there will be an enlarged exhibition where you can discover the latest NFP products and services, and have your questions answered directly by suppliers.


* World Stray Animals DayWorld Stray Animals Day


World Stray Animals Day
4 April
International

The day for compassion, care, and action for stray animals worldwide, April 4 is the worldwide celebrated day to give special attention to the 600,000,000 stray animals in the world.


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* No2BullyingNo2Bullying


No2Bullying Conference
7-8 April
Surfers Paradise, QLD

This conference will examine bullying and what can be done about it in a range of contexts such as schools, families, workplaces and cyberspace. Programs will be described and evaluated, and where possible, evaluations will be evidence-based. We will examine what some organisations have been doing to counter bullying, look at how the law operates and provide a critical evaluation of its effects. The role of parenting will also be considered.


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* No2BullyingNo2Bullying


No2Bullying Conference
7-8 April
Surfers Paradise, QLD

This conference will examine bullying and what can be done about it in a range of contexts such as schools, families, workplaces and cyberspace. Programs will be described and evaluated, and where possible, evaluations will be evidence-based. We will examine what some organisations have been doing to counter bullying, look at how the law operates and provide a critical evaluation of its effects. The role of parenting will also be considered.


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* World Parkinson's DayWorld Parkinson's Day


World Parkinson's Day
11 April
International

World Parkinson’s Day, taking place on 11 April every year, is a time to reflect on the 80,000 Australians with Parkinson’s and the 5 million affected worldwide. Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological conditions in Australia, second only to dementia: 30 people are diagnosed with Parkinson's in Australia each day. It's a chronic and progressive movement disorder which presents ongoing financial and economic challenges to those affected as many are unable to work.


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* Linking Up for KidsLinking Up for Kids


Linking Up for Kids
14-15 April
Sydney, NSW

The Linking Up for Kids conference is inspired by the recognition that the health and education sectors each do terrific work to support, teach and care for children and youth. What is less evident is how much more effective they could be in working together to keep kids well, and to better meet their needs when they are not. This unique conference aims to showcase innovations, models, programs and activities that enhance the health and wellbeing of children and youth through forging partnerships between health and education service providers. It asks: What are school communities currently doing, and what more can they do in the future, to promote the health of children and youth? What can health workers do to meet the education needs of long term patients? What can we do together to produce happy, healthy, functional adults? How will we know? This two-day event, will offer learning and networking opportunities to a wide cross-section of public and private healthcare providers, and school and educational staff from remote, rural, regional and metropolitan areas


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* Linking Up for KidsLinking Up for Kids


Linking Up for Kids
14-15 April
Sydney, NSW

The Linking Up for Kids conference is inspired by the recognition that the health and education sectors each do terrific work to support, teach and care for children and youth. What is less evident is how much more effective they could be in working together to keep kids well, and to better meet their needs when they are not. This unique conference aims to showcase innovations, models, programs and activities that enhance the health and wellbeing of children and youth through forging partnerships between health and education service providers. It asks: What are school communities currently doing, and what more can they do in the future, to promote the health of children and youth? What can health workers do to meet the education needs of long term patients? What can we do together to produce happy, healthy, functional adults? How will we know? This two-day event, will offer learning and networking opportunities to a wide cross-section of public and private healthcare providers, and school and educational staff from remote, rural, regional and metropolitan areas


* Creativity & Innovation WeekCreativity & Innovation Week


World Creativity and Innovation Week
15-21 April
International

World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of our ability to get new ideas, use imagination and make new decisions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm. Since 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend the week beginning April 15th (Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday), ending on April 21st to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. Imagine the world united through it’s creativity. Where everyone takes a moment, a day, or the week to generate new ideas to create a brighter future wherever they are.


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* Creativity & Innovation WeekCreativity & Innovation Week


World Creativity and Innovation Week
15-21 April
International

World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of our ability to get new ideas, use imagination and make new decisions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm. Since 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend the week beginning April 15th (Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday), ending on April 21st to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. Imagine the world united through it’s creativity. Where everyone takes a moment, a day, or the week to generate new ideas to create a brighter future wherever they are.


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* Creativity & Innovation WeekCreativity & Innovation Week


World Creativity and Innovation Week
15-21 April
International

World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of our ability to get new ideas, use imagination and make new decisions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm. Since 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend the week beginning April 15th (Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday), ending on April 21st to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. Imagine the world united through it’s creativity. Where everyone takes a moment, a day, or the week to generate new ideas to create a brighter future wherever they are.


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* World Heritage DayWorld Heritage Day


World Heritage Day
18 April
International

World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.


* Creativity & Innovation WeekCreativity & Innovation Week


World Creativity and Innovation Week
15-21 April
International

World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of our ability to get new ideas, use imagination and make new decisions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm. Since 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend the week beginning April 15th (Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday), ending on April 21st to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. Imagine the world united through it’s creativity. Where everyone takes a moment, a day, or the week to generate new ideas to create a brighter future wherever they are.


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* Creativity & Innovation WeekCreativity & Innovation Week


World Creativity and Innovation Week
15-21 April
International

World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of our ability to get new ideas, use imagination and make new decisions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm. Since 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend the week beginning April 15th (Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday), ending on April 21st to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. Imagine the world united through it’s creativity. Where everyone takes a moment, a day, or the week to generate new ideas to create a brighter future wherever they are.


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* Creativity & Innovation WeekCreativity & Innovation Week


World Creativity and Innovation Week
15-21 April
International

World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of our ability to get new ideas, use imagination and make new decisions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm. Since 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend the week beginning April 15th (Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday), ending on April 21st to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. Imagine the world united through it’s creativity. Where everyone takes a moment, a day, or the week to generate new ideas to create a brighter future wherever they are.


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* Creativity & Innovation WeekCreativity & Innovation Week


World Creativity and Innovation Week
15-21 April
International

World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of our ability to get new ideas, use imagination and make new decisions to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm. Since 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend the week beginning April 15th (Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday), ending on April 21st to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. Imagine the world united through it’s creativity. Where everyone takes a moment, a day, or the week to generate new ideas to create a brighter future wherever they are.


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* Earth DayEarth Day


Earth Day
22 April
International

From the Earth Day Network website: The fight for a clean environment continues in a climate of increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more victories and successes into our history. Discover energy you didn't even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grassroots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.


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* World Book & Copyright DayWorld Book & Copyright Day


World Book and Copyright Day
23 April
International

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.


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* World YWCA DayWorld YWCA Day


World YWCA Day
24 April
International

World YWCA Day is celebrated annually on April 24 and is an opportunity for YWCAs around the world to commemorate the history of this special movement.


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* ANZAC DayANZAC Day


ANZAC Day
25 April
Australia/National

ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans.


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* Safety & Health at WorkSafety & Health at Work


World Day for Safety and Health at Work
28 April
International

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. 28 April has also for long been associated with the world's trade union movement's commemoration of the victims of occupational accidents and diseases


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* International Dance DayInternational Dance Day


International Dance Day
29 April
International

In 1982 the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The intention of the 'International Dance Day Message' is to celebrate Dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language - Dance. Every year a message from an outstanding choreographer or dancer is circulated throughout the world. The personality is selected by the founding entity of the International Dance Day - the International Dance Committee of the ITI, which collaborates with World Dance Alliance, a Cooperating Member of the ITI.


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* International Jazz DayInternational Jazz Day


International Jazz Day
30 April
International

In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed 30 April as "International Jazz Day". The Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people. Many governments, civil society organizations, educational institutions, and private citizens currently engaged in the promotion of jazz music will embrace the opportunity to foster greater appreciation not only for the music but also for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies.


       
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