PARTNERSHIPS AND PROJECTS
The Canopy has a philosophy that working with other organisations in the government (state, local and commonwealth) and non-government sectors as well as the corporate sector, to maximise resources and therefore increase potential to provide the best possible outcome for local communities and stakeholders.
Partnerships may take various forms ranging from 2 organisations working together to provide a service through to multiple organisations being involved in the development of innovative programs that require strategic thinking and planning and strong leadership skills. The Canopy has a track record of participation and leadership in the range of forms that a partnership may take.
FAMILY KIT (KEEPING IT TOGETHER)
The development and delivery of a short preventative program which addresses some of the challenges parents may face in family life. This program explains some of the foundations of a resilient family, suggests practical strategies to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle as a family and explains the services available in the local community for support when faced with challenges.
The pilot project was funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, with 8 presentations delivered to a variety of groups such as playgroups, friendship groups and a grandparents as carers group. The Canopy has been very fortunate to have the support of Myer Charlestown whose staff have ben fundraising to allow more presentations to take place. For more information please email email@example.com.
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FOR DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES
A partnership between Macquarie Life Church and The Canopy Family Services staff, bringing relief to Lake Macquarie families at Christmas time. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS: BOOKLET FOR CHILDREN IN REFUGES
The result of a partnership between NOVA and The Canopy, this booklet helps refuge workers to work with children to enhance their understanding and encourage conversations about their time at the refuge. Written by Angela Peck-Charlesworth, illustrated by Indah Chang. For more information please email email@example.com.
CHOICES—RECOGNISING HEALTHY AND UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
The “Choices” DVD / booklets combination is a package developed by The Canopy as part of a project funded by the Department of Family and Community Services. The package is a brief glimpse at what kinds of relationship behaviours are healthy, and which behaviours are unhealthy. The information is geared towards recognising early warning signs of abuse. For all enquiries about this package, orders of more copies or feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGAGING FATHERS- A BRIEF GUIDE FOR FAMILY WORKERS
Written by Rhys Ashpole as part of his University of Newcastle social work degree field placement at The Canopy with input from the Family Action Centre. For more information please email email@example.com.
|Activity Room 1
|100 Function Chairs||10 Mobile Folding Tables 2 Folding Trestle Tables||5 Children's Chairs (weekday only), 6 Children's Tables (weekday only), Two Seater Couch and Two Single Couch Seats (weekday only) Children's artwork will not be removed unless agreed in writing at least 2 weeks prior to event|
|AActivity Room 2
|40 Function Chairs||7 Mobile Folding Tables||Portable Whiteboard|
|Activity Room 3
|1 Tub Chairs||2 Trestle Tables (behind cupboard)||Ten Children's Chairs, Two Seater Couch, Two Single Couch Seats, Portable Whiteboard and Two Coffee Tables|
|Activity Room 4
|40 Function Chairs, 4 Tub Chairs||4 Mobile Folding Tables||Children's Play Table, 15 Children's Chairs, Cubby House|
|Commercial Kitchen||Commercial fridge, freezer, dishwasher, stove, oven.||Crockery, cutlery and other kitchen equipment is not a standard inclusion and will only be provided on request.|