The Anglicare Australia National Awards for Innovation and Excellence, sponsored by Telstra, recognise outstanding services, projects and programs provided by the organisations of the Anglicare Australia network, as well as individual volunteers who have made a significant contribution.
The reception and ceremony for this year’s awards were held at 6.30pm on Monday 18 September 2017 at the Coogee Rooftop Pavilion. The awards were compered by Anglicare Australia Chairperson Bishop Chris Jones and presented by Archbishop Philip Freier, the Anglican Primate of Australia.
We had an extraordinary breadth of contribution across our four categories of Innovation, Excellence, Partnership and Volunteer Achievement. The 2017 winners were:
- Highly Commended in the Excellence Category: The Samaritans Foundation’s Early Childhood Early Intervention Program
- Winner in the Excellence Category: Anglicare Sydney’s Rhythm of Life program
- Highly Commended in the Innovation Category: Anglicare WA’s Kimberley Family Violence Service
- Winner in the Innovation category: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT’s Pens Against Poverty competition
- Highly Commended in the Partnership Category: Anglicare Tasmania’s Housing Connect program and Anglicare Victoria's Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy
- Winner in the Partnership category: Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT’s Wanggaay Koori Out-of-Home Care Service
- Joint winners in the Volunteer Achievement category: Anna Lattas of AnglicareSA and Meryl Adams of Anglicare Victoria
Special thanks to our sponsor, Telstra, and our 2017 judges:
- Mr Robert Morsillo, Senior Adviser, Digital Inclusion, Telstra
- Ms Marcelle Mogg, Group Director of Mission Integration, St John of God Health Care
- Dr Brian Babington, Chief Executive Officer, Families Australia
We will run a series of profiles on the winners and highly commended entries in the Anglicare Australia Review and forthcoming issues of Aspect. Information on all of the nominees is available in the Anglicare Australia Awards Booklet.
Photos from the awards ceremony are available to download here.