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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
Dimboola CAN @ Health and Fitness Centre, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College,
Mar 6 @ 9:45 am – 11:15 am

Anyone with an interest in supporting young people in the Dimboola community is welcome to attend. RSVP by Thursday 5 March 2020.

Edenhope CAN @ Edenhope College
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

Koorie CAN @ Room A5, Federation University
Mar 11 @ 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 Monday 9 March, 2020 for catering purposes.

Murtoa CAN @ Murtoa College
Mar 13 @ 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
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 Thursday 12 March 2020

Cancelled Horsham CAN @ Room A5, Federation University
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

In the light of current Coronavirus pandemic, we have made a decision to cancel the Horsham CAN meeting scheduled for Friday 20 March. We have made a decision to be pro-active and minimize community contact with school staff. We will continue to monitor the situation and take advice from the relevant health and government authorities as to how and when we proceed with meetings in the future.