Our year in review
Anglicare NT partners, stakeholders, Board Members and staff gathered at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday 25 November to reflect on recent achievements and celebrate the launch of our Annual Report 2019-20. Resounding themes of the event included cultural respect, identity, connection and empowerment.
Guests were Welcomed to Larrakia Country by Mary Williams who spoke of the ongoing connections Larrakia people have to this land and steps towards reconciliation. Board Chair, Richard Giles, commended Anglicare NT for its continuity of service during a year of unprecedented challenges and CEO Dave Pugh shared reflections and highlights from the Annual Report. In the keynote address, the Honourable Ngaree Ah Kit MLA, spoke of her daily efforts to create lasting change in the lives of people in her electorate and the importance of connecting young people to the community.
Young people remained a focus in the feature presentation of our new initiative #U-Turn, part of Territory Families Back on Track program. In partnership with numerous organisations including Proper Creative, Australian Childhood Foundation and First Steps, #U-Turn provides alternatives to detention and pathways out of the youth justice system through skill-building, community engagement and cultural connection.
Anglicare NT thanks each of our presenters, as well as Board Member Reverend Kate Beer for sharing her impressions of our work and leading us in prayer, and Leonie Patterson, Executive Manager Cultural Safety and Partnerships, for emceeing the event.
To find out more about our work with individuals and communities across the Northern Territory, download the Anglicare NT Annual Report 2019-20.