November 21, 2022 3:34 pm

Pathfinders have joined forces to launched a new support program – Momentum Last week Pathfinders new Momentum team held their first roadshow event in Kempsey with staff from Real Futures and ACE Community Colleges. The Momentum program will provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in North Eastern NSW to help them to... View Article

Supporting Hope in a Suitcase this Christmas

November 21, 2022 1:53 pm

Pathfinders will be supporting Hope in a Suitcase until the end of December. Hope in a Suitcase volunteers across Australia collect everyday items to create gifts for children starting their foster care journey. When a child enters foster care it can often happen unexpectedly, meaning children don’t always get time to collect their belongings. Hope... View Article

Local Rotary Club visits Tilbuster Station

November 21, 2022 11:42 am

A group of local Armidale Rotarian’s attended a meet and greet at Tilbuster Station last month led by Chairman John Jones. The group arrived at Tilbuster Station and sat down to lunch under the pine trees in the garden and asked for a brief on the work currently taking place at Tilbuster Station. The Rotarian’s... View Article

Campaign launched to restore identity rights to First Australians

October 24, 2022 11:53 am

Riotact 19 October 2022 | Sally Hopman When Elder Aunty Rosie was a young girl growing up in Kamilaroi Country in northern NSW, she’d head for the bush when she heard police or the school inspectors were in town. “We had to keep out of sight because we were scared of being taken away,” she said. “If... View Article

Pathfinders in partnership with UNICEF Australia heads to Canberra

October 24, 2022 10:44 am

  Pathfinders, in partnership with UNICEF Australia, spent a week in the nation’s capital providing support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to register their children and apply for and receive their birth certificates. Birth certificates underpin every target of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap initiative, including education, health and fitness, employment,... View Article

Pathfinders receive a generous $5,000 donation from Austin Page College in Armidale

October 13, 2022 11:58 am

Austin Page College at the University of New England in Armidale have been busy over the past year hosting charity events to raise funds for Pathfinders and BackTrack Youth Works in Armidale. In April, Pathfinders staff were invited to attend the college’s annual Charities cross Arts Dinner (CHARTS). The 2022 dinner had a Disney theme, with... View Article

Pathfinders and UNICEF Australia unite to provide free birth certificates for First Nations people

October 13, 2022 9:59 am

“We hope to see a large number of people attend the event and we are grateful for the support of UNICEF Australia who has come on board to provide financial assistance to support the signup days,” said Alan Brennan, CEO of Pathfinders. “Birth certificates underpin every target of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap... View Article


October 5, 2022 11:31 am

Pathfinders, an Armidale based not-for-profit, and UNICEF Australia have joined forces to shine a spotlight on the pressing and urgent issue that too many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children have not had their births registered or obtained a birth certificate. “Aboriginal people experience unique barriers to gaining access and receiving their birth certificates. Costs,... View Article

Calls for outreach support in remote communities to help First Nations’ people gain birth certificates

October 5, 2022 11:15 am

ABC Capricornia/ By Erin Semmler and Julia André Posted Thu 22 Sep 2022 at 7:17amThursday 22 Sep 2022 at 7:17am, updated Thu 22 Sep 2022 at 9:45am For 17 years, Dakota Saltner did not exist in the eyes of the government. The teenager was born in the remote Indigenous community of Woorabinda, central Queensland, in 2004 but her birth was not registered.... View Article

Foster and Kinship Care Week 2022

September 12, 2022 12:15 pm

This year Foster and Kinship Care Week will run from 12 to 18 of September. This year’s theme is Caring through COVID. Over the past 12 months, our carers have shown true resilience and commitment through the support they have provided to the children and young people in their care. These past 12 months haven’t... View Article