burnie works - may 2022
Each month we share highlights from Burnie Works, our team and the community. With many projects taking root in Burnie, there are a lot of new connections being formed and fresh approaches to the way our community and the broader Burnie Works ecosystem are working together.

One thing we're exploring this May, is working with people who have Lived Experience in a way that promotes equity and dignity. We encourage you to share this email with other people that are interested in fostering positive change in our systems to support thriving communities.

Two of our board members, Sarah Jones and Sarah Steele attended the Stronger Places, Stronger People Annual Learning Event in Adelaide this month, with Rodney (Systems Leader) and Kylie (Shared Learning Coordinator) from the backbone team. They had time meeting and learning with representatives from other communities across the country including the team from Far West Community Partnerships, in their home state.

Our Burnie Works board also came together for a Board Planning Day in May, taking the time to ground the work underway and look ahead. There will be further news from the board in the coming months.

Please take the time to read and respond to some of the links shared in this newsletter. You will find a link to an article about the Community Knowledge Collector Project that was published in the Dusseldorp Forum Autumn Newsletter, well worth a read, and we also encourage a Burnie voice in response to the release of Mission Australia's Youth Survey.

Mission Australia can create a Burnie Youth report if they have over 100 young voices accessing the survey via the unique link (see the code below) that informs a local data set.

65001_Burnie Works (Poster with code)

Mission Australia Youth Survey 2022 - opportunity for a Burnie report

The Mission Australia Youth Survey is now open and Burnie has it's own unique link! Schools, organisations and groups receiving more than 100 responses are able to receive a FREE, tailored report based on your local data. We would love your support and participation in the 2022 Youth Survey for Burnie. The Youth Survey is Australia's largest annual survey of young people. The survey seeks the views of young people and asks their perspective on a range of important topics. Key focus areas for 2022 include:
  • Mental health and wellbeing;
  • Housing;
  • Discrimination; and
  • The impact of COVID- 19
The online survey is open to young people between the ages of 15 and 19, and can be completed on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

The Survey is open now until 12 August.

By participating in the survey you will be helping us reach more young people in Australia; making sure their voices are heard. Every additional survey completed helps us gain a clearer picture of what is happening for the emerging generation in our country.

The local Burnie report will be available in December 2022 and detail key findings specific to Burnie youth.

Please share this unique Burnie Works link to the Youth Survey Youth Survey 2022 (alchemer.com) to young people in your networks.

workshop 2 lived experience june 9

WORKSHOP 2 - Working with Lived Experience, the Burnie way.

Please register your interest by clicking on the button below to attend Workshop 2 on Thursday June 9th from 1:30-3:30pm at University of Tasmania, West Park Campus to progress the Lived Experience conversation to identify a Burnie way of working.

We encourage those of you who attended the initial Lived Experience conversation on May 12th at Youth Family Community Connections to attend as a continuation of this work. The discussion was rich in Workshop 1 with a variation of community members and social service and community organisations in the room, as well as representatives from the Employment sector. Participants were largely encouraged by the work being done to enhance lived experience participation in some organisations. It was recognised that there is a lot to consider in order to undertake this work respectfully, allowing dignity for those who bring their lived experience to light, particular across different sectors. If you would like a copy of the notes from this session- please let us know, as there was a lot in it- as well as powerful personal insights from community members in the room who are working in the Lived Experience space.

New participants are most welcome to join in at Workshop 2 and if you would like to discuss this work further, please contact our team via hello@burnieworks.com.au or call Lucy on 0491 176 739
youth council with Governor May 2022

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker meets young Burnie Works stakeholders

The Burnie Youth Council had a special guest at their May meeting with Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker, Governor of Tasmania and Emeritus Professor Chalmers taking the time to speak with the students at the Burnie Council Chambers as part of a Burnie community tour. Youth Councillor's learnt about the role of the Governor of Tasmania and discussed what they would like Her Excellency to Know about being a young person in Burnie.

Youth Mayor Abbey Granger, Deputy Youth Mayor (Senior) Taleah Smith and Deputy Youth Mayor (Junior) Taya Wells and Siena O'Connell (Youth Making Changes Around Burnie) attended lunch with Her Excellency and Emeritus Professor Chalmers.

Pictured: Students from across Burnie attended Burnie's first IDAHOBIT breakfast event, including representatives from University of Tasmania Cradle Coast Campus, the Burnie Youth Council and Youth Making Changes Around Burnie. It was an all ages event and guests heard a courageous personal tale of Lived Experience from Children's Picture book Author, Will Braid and enjoyed a live stream of The Dorothy Awards, from Hobart. The breakfast from The Chapel was kindly sponsored by The Burnie City Council. The community event was organised by Burnie Works with NW Pride, University of Tasmania and Working it Out.
Promo Burnie Families Community Circle

An excerpt from the Dusseldorp Forum Autumn Newsletter:

The Community Knowledge Collector Project involves Burnie Works partnering with the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to co-design a suite of accredited training for community knowledge collection. Kylie says involving end-users in designing a training program is unique.

“The reason this project is so important is because systems change is all about shifting power. This will enable a pathway for community members to collect their own information, for purposes that are important to them,” explains Kylie.

“So, for us here at Burnie Works, that’s multipurpose because it’s about community narrative, it’s about community members being able to talk to people they know and on subjects they’re interested in, in a supported way.”

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restacking the odds June 2 zoom presentation Burnie F1D
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