Networks and Committees

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Hume City Council and other youth sector services convene networks and committees, which provide support to young people in the City of Hume.

View the list of networks available to workers in the youth sector and young people.

For more information email us at youth@hume.vic.gov.au, or call us on 9205 2556.

Hume Tangible Connections Network

Council’s Youth Engagement and Partnership Unit have facilitated the Hume Tangible Connections Network since 2022.

The facilitation of the network aligns with the key strategic directions of the Connect & Thrive: A Plan for Young People in Hume 2022-2026(PDF, 3MB) and we are excited to be working with everyone to lead this network in the future.

Email youth@hume.vic.gov.au to subscribe to our mailing list.

Tangible Connections Network Meeting dates for 2023

Hume Tangible Connections Meeting Dates for 2023 will run alternate Tuesday and Thursday once per term from 10am to 12pm on:

  • Tuesday 21 March – Broadmeadows Town Hall, The Blue Lounge
  • Thursday 22 June – Broadmeadows Town Hall, The Blue Lounge
  • Tuesday 19 September –To be advised
  • Thursday 5 December – To be advised

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Principals Breakfast Forum

The Principals Breakfast Forum aligns with City of Hume's Connect & Thrive: A Plan for Young People in Hume 2022-2026. One of the key actions outlined in the plan is to support schools and provide opportunities for school staff to network, share information and hear from experts in the field on issues/areas of importance and concerns for them.  

Principals Breakfast Forum dates for 2023

The Principals Breakfast Forum runs from 8 – 9.30pm.

Locations and speakers to be confirmed, please contact youth@hume.vic.gov.au if you would like to be on the mailing list.

  • Term 1 – Thursday 16 March, Craigieburn Hume Global Learning Centre
  • Term 2 – Thursday 25 May
  • Term 3 – Thursday 10 August
  • Term 4 – Thursday 23 November

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Networks for Workers in the Youth Sector

Youth Participation Practice Network

YACVic coordinates the Youth Participation Practice Network (YPPN), a thriving network of Victorian professionals who are committed to empowering young people through youth participation, youth engagement and supporting the voice of young people. 

If you are supporting a youth group or have responsibility for youth engagement, empowerment or development in some way within your role then we would encourage you to join the network. 

For further information or to get an invite, get in touch with Sam Champion, Participation and Development Manager, via YPPN@yacvic.org.au.

Rainbow Network

Rainbow Network is a peer support group of workers who meet to discuss how they can meet the needs of LGBTIQA+ young people. 

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN) is an advocacy non-profit body that provides advice to the government and capacity building to those who work with young people.

Hume Youth Commitment (HYC)

The Hume Youth Commitment is a strategic network facilitated by the Hume Whittlesea Local Learning and Employment Network (HWLLEN) that tackles emerging youth issues in Hume.  

View Hume Youth Commitment for more information or contact Nicky Leitch, Convenor HYC on 9309 7444 

Networks for Young People

Peer Connect

The Peer Connect website which provides practical information about peer networks for people with a disability in Australia. A peer support network is where people get together as equals to provide support to each other because of similar experiences or circumstances in their life. There is evidence that peer support can help people feel more confident, knowledgeable, capable, and less isolated.

The Good People Act Now

The Good People Act Now (GPAN) Project was established in 2014 in response to the high rates of family violence incidences in Hume. Since 2014, GPAN has trained hundreds of young people to be gender equity champions and active bystanders in their communities.  GPAN are a youth led community group in Broadmeadows, Victoria, working to promote gender equality and end violence against women in Hume. They promote our message through community campaigns, local events, sporting clubs and schools in a variety of ways, including live performance, info sessions, movie making and social media.

Koorie Youth Council

Koorie Youth Council (KYC) is the representative body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Victoria. Guided by their Executive of 15 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and our state-wide network, KYC values the diversity and strength of young people as decision-makers. KYC advocate to government and community to advance the rights and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. 

Multicultural Youth Network

The Multicultural Youth Network advises the Victorian Government on issues that affect young, multicultural Victorians. Members include young people from a range of faiths, cultures, ages and locations. It was established in September 2007 and meets once a month. 

Youth Affairs Council Victoria

Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) advocate for young people and represent the youth sector to uphold the rights of all young Victorians. YACVic provide opportunities for young people to have a say, which are posted on YACVic’s website regularly. Be sure to check it out!