RYDON Inc [Regional Youth Development Officers Network] is a network of Youth Development Officers from the Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter and Wyong Local Government Areas.
RYDON’s primary purpose is to focus on community development activities that will assist young people to access community resources and opportunities.

    This is done through:

  • Promoting coordination, cooperation and networking between providers of services to young people;
  • Lobbying government and other relevant bodies on behalf of young people and providers of services to young people;
  • Supporting, organising and providing training for those working with young people;
  • Representing the interest of young people and those working with young people

Upcoming Events

Speak for Yourself- Hosted by the Advocate for Children and Young People and the NSW Youth Advisory Council.

Speak for Yourself is a one day event for children and young people up to the age of 24. We are inviting children and young people that are involved in decision making in organisations and/or are part of a youth advisory group. Participants will hear and learn about the experiences of other children and young people from all over NSW, and about different models of participation. Read more

Tackling Islamophobia & Creating More Inclusive Workplaces for Australian Muslims

Muslims in Australia are an ethnically and culturally diverse group and are currently the third largest religious group in Australia. However, research has shown that even though Australian Muslims tend to be well educated, they are underemployed and underpaid – and they experience widespread discrimination in the workforce and in the wider community.

This forum will look at the barriers Australian Muslims face when it comes to work and how organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces.

Mariam Veiszadeh, Lawyer and President of the Islamophobia Register Australia will be our special keynote speaker and will look at:

  • Religious vilification in the workplace
  • Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudices
  • Particular issues facing women in the Australian Muslim community
  • How organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces.

4 August 2016, 4.00pm-5.30pm

Gilbert + Tobin, Level 35, Tower Two, International Towers, 200 Barangaroo Ave, Sydney & Online

Cost: Members free; Non-members $185.

 

For more information and RSVP for Sydney event

 

For more information and RSVP for online event

Tackling Islamophobia & Creating More Inclusive Workplaces for Australian Muslims

Muslims in Australia are an ethnically and culturally diverse group and are currently the third largest religious group in Australia. However, research has shown that even though Australian Muslims tend to be well educated, they are underemployed and underpaid – and they experience widespread discrimination in the workforce and in the wider community.

This forum will look at the barriers Australian Muslims face when it comes to work and how organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces.

Mariam Veiszadeh, Lawyer and President of the Islamophobia Register Australia will be our special keynote speaker and will look at:

  • Religious vilification in the workplace
  • Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudices
  • Particular issues facing women in the Australian Muslim community
  • How organisations can tackle discrimination and create more inclusive workplaces.

4 August 2016, 4.00pm-5.30pm

Gilbert + Tobin, Level 35, Tower Two, International Towers, 200 Barangaroo Ave, Sydney & Online

Cost: Members free; Non-members $185.

 

For more information and RSVP for Sydney event

 

For more information and RSVP for online event

Wear it purple and watch “Gayby Baby”!

August meeting

Come and support gender and sexually diverse young people at the next Cessnock Youth Interagency.

Wear something purple and join in the discussion about how we can better support young people in our community.

There will be an exclusive viewing of “Gayby Baby” and we will be checking out the school action toolkit.

 

DATE: Thursday 25th August

VENUE: Samaritans Information and Neighbourhood Centre

198-202 Vincent St Cessnock

RSVP: Lakin Agnew ydo@kkcc.com.au (0438 636 009)

PH: 0438 636 009