TCP Connect Webinars

The TCP Connect Webinars create the opportunity for all members of the TCP community to come together to learn, share and connect with one another as we all strive towards ensuring that everyone in Australia has fair access to the modern essential services they need to thrive in Australia.

Episode 19- Wednesday 12 August

Homelessness and Housing during Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria

Sally Capp, Lord Mayor of Melbourne hosts our webinar, speaking to Bevan Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Launch Housing and Sam Sowerwine, Principal Lawyer, Justice Connect's Homeless Law about Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria and the the imapcts on f Homelessness and Housing.

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Episode Eighteen - Wednesday 5 August

The impacts of COVID-19 on people living in regional Australia - Weds 5 August 11:00 - 11:45AM

This week we will be speaking to Kellie King, General Manager Community & Corporate Services, Wannon Water and Chris Kwong, Pandemic Lead at Australian Red Cross about the impacts of COVID-19 on people living in regional Australia.

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Episode Seventeen - Wednesday 29 July

Digital inclusion and how COVID-19 has impacted our reliance on a digital world - Weds 29 July 11:00-11:45AM

In this webinar we spoke to  be speaking to Robert Morsillo, Digital Inclusion Senior Specialist at Telstra and Jess Perrin, Head of Social Innovation & Digital Inclusion at Infoxchange about digital inclusion and how COVID-19 has impacted our reliance on a digital world.

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Episode Sixteen - Wednesday 22 July

Addressing systemic inequalities in a multicultural society - Weds 22 July 11:00 - 11:45AM

Next week we will be speaking to Aleem Ali the CEO of Welcoming Cities and Nor Shanino Co-Founder of The Ubuntu Project about addressing systemic inequalities in a multicultural society.

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Episode Fourteen - Wednesday 8 July 2020

The impacts COVID-19 is having on women and young people. Weds 8 July 11:00-11:45AM

In this episode we spoke to Jenny Davidson, CEO of Council of Single Mothers and their Children and Lauren Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Consumer Policy Research Centre about the impacts of COVID-19 on women and young people, particularly the increased caring responsibilities, and what role organisations can play in supporting them.

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Episode Fifteen - Wednesday 15 July

 How systemic inequalities exacerbate people's experience during COVID-19

In this episode we spoke with Tim Costello, our Chief Advocate at Thriving Communities Partnership and Emma King, CEO of Victorian Council of Social Service about how systemic inequalities exacerbate people's experience during COVID-19.

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Episode Thirteen - Wednesday 1 July

Are we prepared for the mental health implications that will arise from COVID-19 in the next one, six or even 12 months? Weds 1 July 11:00-11:30AM 

Patrice O'Brien, Chief Community Officer at Beyond Blue and Keith Diamond, Associate Director, Experience design at Symplicit speak about the impacts of disasters on mental health and what we can learn from COVID-19, and the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon, to help organisations better understand people’s experiences and respond to support their staff, customers and clients.

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Episode Twelve - Wednesday 24 June 2020

How we might create an ‘ecosystem of kindness’ in the future building on our responses to COVID-19 - Weds 24 June 11:00 - 11:45AM

Ciara Sterling speaks to Pat McCafferty, Managing Director at Yarra Valley Water, Chair of the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) and Chair of Thriving Communities Partnership and Professor Kees Dorst from the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at University of Technology Sydney. Together about the importance of values in leadership through complex and changing times, the components of innovative and inclusive organisations, and systemic change and innovation through national and international platforms, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Episode Ten - Wednesday 11 June 2020

'On the Couch' with Susan Fraser, Manager Enterprise Partnerships and Development at Uniting - Wed 11 June, 11:00 - 11:45AM

Ciara Sterling, CEO of Thriving Communities Partnership will be having an ‘on-the-couch’ style conversation with Susan Fraser, Manager Enterprise Partnerships and Development at Uniting. Together they explore vulnerability as the new norm and examine what organisations will need to be thinking about now and into the future as we shift into a new paradigm post COVID-19.

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Episode Eleven - Wednesday 17 June 2020

Systemic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to build a thriving community - Wed 17 June 11:00 - 11:45AM 

Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair of the ACCC and Laura Higgins, Senior Executive Leader, Financial Capability at ASIC speak about systemic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to build a thriving community. Ciara Sterling CEO of Thriving Communities Partnership asks them about the impact COVID-19 is having on individuals, businesses and industries, and ways ASIC and ACCC have responded to the challenges and opportunities society is currently facing. We will also reflect on past experiences and what we need to be considering to build a supportive, inclusive and resilient ecosystem into the future. (View time 47 mins)

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Episode Nine - Wednesday 3 June 2020

Homelessness, sustainable housing and the impacts of COVID-19 -  Weds 3 June 11:00-11:45AM

Join Emma Martin, Head of Partnerships Thriving Communities Partnership, Shane Austin MAICD, State Manager Homelessness VIC and Social Mission Coordinator VIC from The Salvation Army and Toby Cumming, Research Data Advisor, Sustainable Homes from Sustainability Victoria as they discuss homelessness, sustainable housing and the impacts of COVID-19.

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Episode Eight - Wednesday 27 May 2020

The impact COVID-19 is having on older people across Australia -  Weds 27 May, 11:00 11:45AM

Gabby Sundstrom Head of Innovation at TCP speaks with Jane Mussared, CEO of COTA SA and Keiran Deasey, Manager of the Customer Support Hub at National Australia Bank about the impact COVID-19 is having on older people across Australia.

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Episode Seven - Wednesday 20 April 2020

How COVID-19 is impacting LGBTIQA+ people and ways we can build inclusive organisations - Wed 20 April, 11:00 - 11:45AM

Join us as we speak to Joe Ball, CEO of Switchboard Victoria and Jacquie Moon Co-Founder of Pride in Water about how COVID-19 is impacting LGBTIQA+ people, and ways we can build inclusive organisations for LQBTIQA+ employees, particularly during COVID-19 restrictions

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Episode Six - Wednesday 13 May 2020

Ensuring equal access for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities during COVID-19 - Wed 13 May 11:00-11:45AM

Join us as we hear from Elizabeth Compton, CEO of LanguageLoop and Zuleika Arashiro, Advocacy Leader at the Ethnic Communities'‚Äč Council of Victoria as they chat to Thriving Communities Partnership CEO Ciara Sterling about ensuring equal access for people within Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities during COVID-19.

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Episode Five - Wenesday 6 May 2020

Making communications accessible during COVID-19 - Wed 6 May 11:00 - 11:45AM

Join Gabby Sundstrom, Head of Innovation at Thriving Communities Partnership, who will speak to Katie Lyon from Scope and Louise Hockey from Yarra Trams about how their organisations are delivering accessible communications, the benefits of 'Easy English' formats and some simple tips for organisations.

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Episode Four - Wednesday 29 April 2020

Emerging issues and a front-line perspective into Domestic and Family Violence - Wed 22 April, 11:00 11:45AM

Join Greg Wilkinson, Head of Services at No to Violence and Julie Kun, CEO of WIRE to discuss the emerging issues and a front-line perspective into Family and Domestic Violence during this pandemic. We will also discuss how these organisations are currently responding and what others should be considering as restrictions continue across the country.

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Episode Three - Wednesday 22 April 2020

Economic abuse and what organisations need to consider in their COVID-19 responses - Wed 22 April 2020, 11:00 - 11:45AM

Join Carolyn Bond from the Economic Abuse Reference Group as she talks to Dr Madeleine Ulbrick and Moo Baulch, Head of Customer Vulnerability at Commonwealth Bank to discuss findings from the latest research on economic abuse and what organisations need to consider in their COVID-19 responses, plus insights on the impact of economic abuse and COVID-19 from the front line and how organisations are responding.

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Episode Two - Wednesday 15th April 2020

A conversation with Ian Liang from Foodbank Australia - Wed 15 April 2020, 11:00-11:45AM

Join Ian Laing, General Manager Strategic Partnerships at Foodbank Australia and Tracy Collier Strategy and Progtrams at Thriving Communities Partnership had a conversation about what Foodbank Australia is seeing on the frontline and how cross-sector collaboration can support organisations to respond to the current and future challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Episode One - Wednesday 8th April 2020

On the couch with Ciara Sterling - Wed 8 April 2020, 11:00-11:45AM

Host Ciara Sterling - CEO of Thriving Communities Partnership discussed organisational responses and insights into COVID-19 including Q&A. 

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