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CALDWays 2015


CALDWays 2015 is designed to address the regulatory changes underway in aged care services and provide practical approaches to assist organisations with transitioning CALD communities.

The conference will also focus on emerging CALD trends and the latest demographic research, along with tangible strategies to foster cultural inclusiveness in the aged care workforce.

On the evening before the conference, delegates will be given the opportunity to socialise and network with peers and our special guests, Christine Bryden and Monica Trapaga, at the gala dinner.

Christine Bryden will share her inspiring journey having lived with dementia since being diagnosed at the age of 46 and entertainment presenter, Monica Trapaga, will host and welcome our multicultural entertainment acts for the evening.

Distinguished conference guests

  • Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary for Social Services
  • Lou O’Neill, Acting Branch Manager, Ageing & Sector Support, Department of Social Services
  • Ian Yates, Chief Executive, COTA Australia
  • Steve Teulan, Director, UnitingCare Ageing NSW.ACT
  • Jason Howie, CEO & Director, KinCare Group
  • Dr Helen Feist, Acting Director, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, The University of Adelaide
  • David Ettershank, Principal, Outcomes Plus
  • Liz Pugh, Senior Policy Officer, Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA)
  • Julie King, General Manager NSW/ACT, Fortis Consulting
  • Ken Habak, OAM, Chairperson, Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI)
  • Cecilia Milani, NSW and ACT Manager, Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) NSW.ACT
  • Pallavi Sinha, Lawyer & Former NSW People of Australia Ambassador.

Benefits for attending

  • Latest update by the Department of Social Services on PICAC, My Aged Care & National Ageing and Aged Care Strategy for people from CALD backgrounds
  • Learn how to transition CALD residents and communities to embrace CDC
  • Identify emerging and existing culturally diverse communities
  • Find out the latest CALD demographic research data and community feedback
  • Encourage and embrace cultural inclusiveness in the workplace
  • Be inspired by PICAC and ACSIHAG 'real life' stories.

Who will attend

  • Residential aged care service providers
  • Home and community care service providers
  • CALD leaders and organisations
  • Aged care organisations
  • Federal, State, Territory and Local Government representatives
  • Service and solution providers.

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