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Creating safer clubs and workplaces in Cardinia Shire

Published: 16 May 2022

Local business and sports and recreation clubs are invited to a free evening edition of Together We Can’s Community Leadership Summit.

The event will address ways in which clubs and workplaces can create cultures and environments that increase participation and keep members safe and free from violence and abuse.

Participants will enjoy a free meal while they hear from keynote speakers, including:

  • The Men's Project: Unpacking the man box  
    Supporting boys and men to live respectful, accountable, and fulfilling lives, free from violence and other harmful behaviours.
  • Phil Cleary: Culture and Environments that helps everyone thrive
    Phil Cleary is an equality advocate, former teacher, and independent member of the Australian Parliament. Since the murder of his 25-year-old sister, Vicki, in 1987, Phil has been at the forefront of the campaign to stop violence against women.

The evening will also feature tailor-made presentations from WIRE, Worksafe and Monash Health:

  • WIRE - Let’s Talk!
    Get the knowledge and skills to deal with discriminatory situations by having safe, skilled, and courageous conversations.
  • Worksafe - Not in my workplace!
    Employers have an obligation to prevent and respond to work-related sexual harassment. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities and find support services.
  • Monash Health - Healthy Sports Clubs
    How clubs can commit to keeping members, volunteers, officials, and players safe and healthy in all areas of club life.

This special edition of Together We Can’s Community Summit will take place on Wednesday 1 June, 6pm – 9pm at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, 40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham.

Bookings essential visit: bit.ly/3yvF3VA

The Together We Can Community Leadership Summit is a partnership initiative consisting of community members and local government and not-for-profit organisations.

  • If you have used violence against a family member and want help to stop, call Relationships Australia Victoria on 1300 364 277.
  • If you or someone you know needs free counselling about experiencing sexual assault or family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.                                        
  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call the police on 000. If it is not an emergency and you want police to investigate, call 131 444.

For more information about the 2022 Together We Can Summit, call the Collective Impact Team on 1300 787 624.

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