Get Involved

BURNIE WORKS WITH YOU

Join a working group, tell us what you think needs fixing, or learn with others in the community.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Collective Impact stems from an old idea – for a community to work well, locals need to be involved. The group are accountable to the Drug and Alcohol Foundation’s funding requirements and have been undertaking projects in the Drug and Alcohol education and awareness space with key community stakeholders since conception. But it’s not working. They don’t understand what locals need – and how could they, from such a distance? They don’t have the local knowledge or awareness or connections to solve all of the complex, little problems that need to be solved to create real, meaningful change.

Collective Impact is a movement to fix this, by giving communities the tools and the frameworks they need to take care of each other and address the big needs: increasing youth involvement in education. Improving employment prospects. Combating the impact of drug abuse on our most vulnerable. Revitalising the economy.

These are tough challenges, but tackling them is what humans do – after all, before humans were building buildings, we were building communities. Collective Impact is how we get back to that.

Community Initiatives 

Community Initiatives

Youth Voice

Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (YMCAB) The primary purpose of YMCAB when it first came to fruition, facilitated by the Youth Development Officer at the

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Community Initiatives

Social Recovery

WHEN WE BUILD CONNECTIONS, BURNIE WORKS. https://youtu.be/FPRslDnJTnw Burnie’s Social Recovery is a process of sharing experiences of our community’s resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak.  Burnie was

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Community Initiatives

First 100 Days

BURNIE WORKS IN A NEW WAY The first 1000 days is an ageing period from pregnancy to 2 years old.  If parents and children get

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READ A STORY TO A CHILD, DREAM BIG, CONNECT WITH OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY, CREATE WITH OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY, SHARE YOUR IDEAS, KEEP LEARNING, MODEL RESPECTFUL BEHAVIOUR, EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES, GROW YOUR FOOD, SHARE WITH OTHERS, LOOK AFTER YOUR BODY, TAKE CARE OF YOUR WELLBEING, BE AUTHENTIC, KNOW YOUR RISKS, USE YOUR SURVIVAL STRATEGIES…
I COULD GO ON…