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23 Nov 2020

Online cooking and art lessons bring young people together virtually  

One of the highlights of 2019-2020 for the Inverell Family and Youth Support Service (IFYSS) was the Eat Smart Program – online classes with a qualified chef showing participants how to cook different meals. The Eat Smart Program was one example of the team adapting to changes due to COVID-19.    Conducting cooking classes in the wake... View Article

23 Nov 2020

A busy year for Tilbuster Station and the Royal

Tilbuster Station Farm, Armidale   Tilbuster Station has undergone a significant transformation during the 2019–2020 year. Renovations have been carried out both internally and externally on the homestead while structural work conducted on the existing original sheds is in the final stages of completion.   The transformation is in readiness for the training centre to be used by Pathfinders and external sources. Work undertaken includes the homestead which is now fit for habitation meaning a... View Article

23 Nov 2020

The Pathfinders commitment to the Sanctuary Model

Pathfinders is committed to its staff, young people, clients, volunteers and community. As part of this commitment, Pathfinders is investing in a three-year implementation plan to imbed the accredited and widely adopted therapeutic care model called the Sanctuary Model (Sanctuary) across the organisation. Sanctuary is a trauma-informed framework for building an organisational culture. It focuses... View Article

19 Jul 2020

Aboriginal Art Competition Attracts Local Talent

An art competition to support the development of the Pathfinders Reconciliation Action Plan has showcased the talents of local children and young people. The brief was to design a piece of Aboriginal art for use in the Pathfinders RAP and on other media and promotional material. The competition was open to Aboriginal staff and young... View Article

18 Jul 2020

Pathfinders’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commitment

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our programs, services and activities are run. We acknowledge parents, families and communities as the first educators of their children. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with the land and sea, and through... View Article