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News for changemakers. Tune in each week to listen to stories worth telling from not-for-profits and charities organisations in Australia and around the world.

Visit us at theadvocate.org.au

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News for changemakers. Tune in each week to listen to stories worth telling from not-for-profits and charities organisations in Australia and around the world.

Visit us at theadvocate.org.au

    Living with assistance dogs plus Dandelion Day fundraising campaign supports 12,000 families

    Living with assistance dogs plus Dandelion Day fundraising campaign supports 12,000 families

    This week on the Advocate Podcast, I am speaking with Tim McCallum, ambassador of Assistance Dogs Australia, a charity that provides fully trained dogs to people with mobility needs, autism or post-traumatic stress.

    Tim will tell us about the organisation and his personal story of having assistance dogs.

    Dandelion Support Network, a grassroots not-for-profit that supports children and families in need, is celebrating its tenth-year anniversary by launching a fundraising activity called Dandelion Day to support more than 12,000 families. Danielle Humphreys chats with us about Dandelion Day.

    • 31 min
    Transformation to a trauma-informed community and baking away with Big Cake Bake

    Transformation to a trauma-informed community and baking away with Big Cake Bake

    Dr Cathy Kezelman AM, is president of Blue Knot Foundation, a non-profit organisation that advocates for and provides support to people who have experienced complex trauma.

    In this week’s episode of the Advocate Podcast I will discuss with Dr Kezelman about the upcoming Blue Knot Day on Thursday, October 28th and how to build a trauma-informed community.

    Australian Red Cross, a humanitarian aid and community services charity is hosting a Big Cake Bake fundraising campaign encouraging Australians to raise funds while having fun baking.

    Program manager Marlene Cirillo talks to us about this year’s Big Cake Bake.

    • 19 min
    Sustainable foods for a healthier you and the planet and conversation on Australia’s women of colour

    Sustainable foods for a healthier you and the planet and conversation on Australia’s women of colour

    ​​Welcome to episode ten of the Advocate Podcast!

    I am speaking with Lucinda Hancock, CEO of the Victorian Division of Nutrition Australia, a non-profit organisation promoting the health and well-being of all Australians, in a discussion about sustainable foods and diet for a healthier body and planet.

    Women of Colour Australia (WoCA), a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity established in August 2020, champions Australia’s women of colour through programs of education, community support initiatives and advocacy work. Founder Brenda Gaddi chats with us about their plan to challenge the way organisations approach diversity.

    • 30 min
    Beyond the Gap podcast and Afghan refugees settlement into Australia

    Beyond the Gap podcast and Afghan refugees settlement into Australia

    In this episode, we chat with Phil Usher, CEO of First Nations Foundation, an Indigenous financial wellbeing foundation led by an Indigenous majority board since 2006. Phil tells us about their newly launched ‘Beyond the Gap’ podcast which aims to investigate Indigenous Australian’s relationships with corporate Australia.

    AMES Australia, a migrant and refugee settlement agency is partnering with cohealth, a not-for-profit community health organisation, in supporting Afghan refugees settling into Australia. Laurie Nowell, media manager at AMES Australia talks to us about this recent partnership.

    • 17 min
    A future without violence and $200,000 grants for rural mental health and wellbeing initiatives

    A future without violence and $200,000 grants for rural mental health and wellbeing initiatives

    In this episode, we heard from Roxan Fabiano, executive officer at HerSpace, a not for profit offering wellbeing and mental health recovery services to women survivors (16yrs and over) of exploitation in Australia, in a discussion on what society could do to create a violence-free future.

    Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation connecting common purposes and funding from government, business and philanthropy with the genuine local needs of rural people and places. FRRR’s program coordinator Jeanice Henderson talks with us about the recent distribution of $200,000 grants dedicated to rural mental health and wellbeing initiatives.

    • 32 min
    Monash University rescued Afghan academics and conversation on Dystonia Awareness Month

    Monash University rescued Afghan academics and conversation on Dystonia Awareness Month

    In this episode, we have the honour to invite Professor Jacqui True from Monash University to give us details on how Monash University helped eleven young Afghan academics escape the Taliban. We are also having a conversation about Dystonia Awareness Month with Denise Duclos from Dystonia Network Australia.

    • 26 min

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