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  Harmony week runs from 15-21 March in 2019, each year it is an opportunity for all Western Australians to celebrate our vibrant multicultural community.  $2000 Grants are available for Harmony Week activities, for more information or to apply  go to the OMI website.
I recently had the privilege of hearing Jim Diers speak. Jim has a passion for getting people engaged with their communities and in the decisions that affect their lives. Jim is an American who teaches courses in community organizing and development at the University of Washington and serves on the faculty of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute. He travels internationally to deliver speeches, present workshops, and provide technical assistance to community associations,…
The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health has been established to assist professionals and organisations who work with children and/or parents/families to have the skills to identify, assess and support children at risk of mental health conditions. The Centre incorporates three key components an online workforce gateway (website!) where you can access free training, practice guides, webinars, tools, information and news.…

CoLab launches new resources in  Brain Development in Early Childhood and Poverty and Inequality


 Drawing on the research of the Telethon Kids Institute and other leading early childhood organisations, CoLab seeks to provide a repository of current research and information, that is easily accessible, understandable and practical for a range of audiences including policymakers, practitioners, educators, researchers and the community.


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The Connecting Early Years Networks portal has been purpose built for the Early Years Networks. Here the networks can

  • Search for networks in a region

  • Share information 

  • Share resources

  • Promote their events

  • Post discussions about current issues 

This portal has many features networks can personally customise for their group. Most of the information on this space is publicly available so you can promote the great work being done by your network and encourage wider support of the network from new members.


"As a member of two early years networks, I am a big advocate for using the Early Years network portal. This resource has been a bit of dream for many years – that one place to go to connect with each other and share resources with other early years groups. It is great to see this dream come  to fruition and see so many people using it. The more of us that are on there, the better it will become, so I highly recommend signing up if you haven’t already and check out all of the resources, start sharing stories and connect with other networks across the state."

Karen Dales-Anderson

“Members of the Pilbara Early Years Group Network, as part of the WACOSS Connecting Early Years Portal find the view ahead with the training and presentations calendar of events, most valuable.  This information allows regional people to view not only online webinars coming up months in advance, but also the training and presentation opportunities coming to regional centres, as well those being provided in Perth.  It’s vital for regional members to have a clear view well in advance of what’s on offer, given that both staffing and travel/distance challenges, are ever present”. Debbie Allcott