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CANs

Community Action Networks
Community Action Networks (CANs) bring together representatives from key organisations in a local region to work together in meeting the complex needs of young people who are at risk of disengaging from education. CAN meetings are convened and facilitated by Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN.
Any individuals or representatives of organisations who have an interest in supporting young people in their local community are welcome to attend CAN meetings. Organisations represented at CANs include Uniting, Grampians Community Health, West Wimmera Health Service, Wimmera Health Care Group, Department of Health and Human Services, Federation University, Skillinvest, Centre for Participation, Job Services Australia providers, Centrelink, Victoria Police, Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres, Local Government youth workers and school personnel.

CAN meetings are usually held four times a year (once each school term) in each location where a CAN has been established. Community Action Networks have been established in Dimboola, Edenhope, Murtoa, Warracknabeal, Nhill and Horsham. In addition to the Horsham CAN, there is a Koorie CAN which also meets in Horsham to address the specific needs of Koorie young people in the local community.
If you would like to be included on the mailing list to receive meeting invitations and minutes of meetings, please contact the Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN Office. Please specify which of the seven CAN mailing lists you wish to be included in. (Dimboola CAN, Edenhope CAN, Murtoa CAN, Horsham CAN, Warracknabeal CAN, Nhill CAN, Koorie CAN)

Meeting dates for CAN meetings are posted below as soon as dates have been set. Dates are usually set early in each school term.

Meeting Dates
Nov
6
Wed
2019
Koorie CAN @ Room A5, Federation University
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Anyone with an interest in supporting young people in the Horsham region is welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided during the meeting. RSVP by Friday 1 November 2019 for catering purposes.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Horsham CAN @ Room A5, Federation University
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Anyone with an interest in supporting young people in the Horsham community is welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided during the meeting. RSVP by Monday 11 November 2019 for catering purposes.

Nov
18
Mon
2019
Edenhope CAN @ Edenhope College
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Attendees can meet at 2 locations which will connect via video conferencing:
Edenhope College, 40 – 48 Lake St, Edenhope
OR
Department of Education Office 26 Darlot St, Horsham
Anyone with an interest in supporting young people in the Edenhope community is welcome to attend.

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Murtoa CAN @ Murtoa College
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

You can attend this meeting from either of two locations which will be connected via video conference:
Murtoa College, Webb St, Murtoa
or
Department of Education and Training, 26 Darlot St, Horsham
Anyone with an interest in supporting young people in the Murtoa region is welcome to attend. RSVP Friday 22 November, 2019

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Warracknabeal CAN @ Warracknabeal Secondary College
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Anyone with an interest in supporting young people in the Warracknabeal community is welcome to attend. A light lunch will be provided during the meeting. RSVP by Wednesday 27 November for catering purposes.

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