Tag Archive: Pathfinders

NAIDOC Week Celebrations Gallery: Voice, Treaty, Truth.

July 19, 2019 4:09 pm

Listen From inland to the coast, wherever you looked you would’ve found our program staff and kids celebrating NAIDOC Week. We could be found joining in the dancing, music, language circles and other festivities across the region. Our programs attended celebrations with badges, bags, stickers, cupcakes and much more as they mingled and participated in... View Article


Brenda Hits The High Notes

June 27, 2019 4:11 pm

Listen When Ability Linker Wendy first met Brenda (pictured second left with Linker supports) it was almost impossible to make eye contact. For many years Brenda had built her life around looking after her family and household, but somewhere along the way she seemed to have lost all her dreams and aspirations. “It took a long time... View Article

Open Letter of Appreciation

May 14, 2019 3:47 pm

Listen Dear Governor and Mrs Hurley, Thank you. On behalf of Pathfinders and its clients, I wish to thank you for your peerless service and dedication to our State. Your term of service has been marked by compassion, fairness, excellence and tremendous engagement with the people and communities of NSW. But I want to thank... View Article


Children’s Week – Teddy Bears Picnic

November 1, 2018 3:10 pm

Listen On Wednesday 24th October at 10am, to celebrate Children’s Week, an abundance of preschoolers and school aged children attended Teddy Bears Picnic at Victoria Park in Inverell. The local preschoolers from Inverell District Family Service, KCL and Nurture One attended the events in their high visibility vest which created a colourful appearance. The years... View Article

‘A Secret Safe to Tell’ Book Reading

September 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Listen You’re invited to join us at the Armidale War Memorial Library for a book reading from world renowned children’s author Naomi Hunter, which will speak about the importance of believing children when they disclose abuse. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase Naomi’s books and also have these signed by her. This event coincides with... View Article

Foster Care Week Celebrations

September 3, 2018 12:00 am

Listen   You’re invited to join us at the Armidale Jockey Club to kick-off our Foster Care Week celebrations for 2018. Foster Care Week aims to both celebrate and acknowledge the work of our wonderful foster carers and also raise awareness for the urgent need for more foster carers in NSW. We’ll have a BBQ,... View Article

FOA 2018

Festival of Abilities 2018

August 18, 2018 10:00 am

Listen After the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals in 2016, 2017, the Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim... View Article

Bec Nominated for Inspirational Woman of The Year

Pathfinders Inspired by Inspirational Staffer

July 30, 2018 1:27 pm

Listen Ms Bec Browning, a Linker at Pathfinders Abilities Links, is causing excitement across the New England North West after being nominated for “Inspirational Woman of the Year”. Bec was nominated by disability service provider Kirinari in recognition for her astounding work across a range of sectors in the community. “This nomination is a testimonial... View Article

Festival of Abilities 2018

Festival of Abilities 2018

July 25, 2018 12:02 pm

Listen Since the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals since then, Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim of the... View Article

CEO Alan Brennan’s Speech to Government House

June 25, 2018 3:28 pm

Listen Thank you Governor and Mrs Hurley for inviting us into your home. My apologies for bringing a bit of the New England chill to Sydney…and it would be lovely to see some of yesterday’s drought breaking rain head west. 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. Since we started the Pumpkin... View Article

2018 Pumpkin Run Diary

June 25, 2018 1:03 pm

Listen 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. More than 200 people have been involved in this year’s Pumpkin Run – from volunteers for planning, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, loading and packing, cooking and encouraging it has been a true community effort. We also had 3 tonnes of pumpkins donated by our... View Article

Pathfinders Committed to Glen Innes after Government Drops 18.44 per cent of Public Jobs in Region.

June 13, 2018 10:16 am

Listen A new report exposes how the New England and North West has lost hundreds of public sector jobs in the past five years.   Census data from 2011 to 2016 has been analysed by The Australia Institute (TAI), showing regional NSW was missing out in an estimated $500 million a year in foregone wages... View Article

Critical Concerns About Homelessness Rise in Australia

March 15, 2018 8:15 am

Listen More than 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness across Australia in 2016, an increase of about 14% from 2011. According to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), released on Wednesday, for every 10,000 Australians, 50 have no permanent home. In addition, the jump in homelessness in New South Wales was larger than... View Article

National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program – ABC Interview

March 6, 2018 9:08 am

Listen Joe Craigie, Pathfinders’ Senior Manager of Aboriginal Strategy and Engagement, spoke with ABC New England North West about the organisation’s efforts to revive, refund and eventually expand the Pathfinders’ National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program. Listen below to hear the full interview:   For more information on the NABC program visit our website http://www.pathfinders.ngo/projects/aboriginal-birth-certificate-project/ or to... View Article

Pathfinders Budgeting Workshop Helps Locals Manage Personal Finances

February 28, 2018 12:26 pm

Listen Whether you’re paying for groceries, earning an income or filing your taxes, handling and managing money is an essential aspect of day to day life. However, spending, saving and organising funds isn’t an easy feat. For eight Inverell residents, sorting out finances will be easier now that they’ve successfully completed the Pathfinders’ Inverell Family... View Article

Hopes for Reviving Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program Remain Alive

February 23, 2018 12:29 pm

Listen A Pathfinders delegation met with senior members of Federal Parliament last week to promote the advancement of the National Aboriginal Birth Certificate program. CEO of Pathfinders, Alan Brennan, said funding for the initial three-year phase of the program had ended but its continuation was recognised as being important towards closing the gap. “Under the... View Article

Pathfinders’ Free Bun Bun Playgroup Sessions Are Back

February 15, 2018 12:19 pm

Listen Ashford’s Bun Bun Aboriginal supported playgroup has resumed after the summer holidays, welcoming bubs and carers every Wednesday for free crafts, play and learning. Pathfinders Inverell Family and Youth Support Service (IFYSS) hosts the supported playgroup to offer age-appropriate activities and a support gathering for parents with babies, toddlers and pre-school aged children. Natasha... View Article

Pathfinders Responds to Latest Child Protection Services Report

February 12, 2018 12:12 pm

Listen Nearly 48,000 children in Australia were taken away from their families and placed into out-of-home care last financial year.  Alan Brennan, CEO of Pathfinders says this is an alarming statistic that highlights the vital need for more preventative measures from child-protection advocates. Pathfinders, a not-for-profit agency, provides a number of out-of-home care and family... View Article

Ability Links NSW Program Ticks Over 1 Million Community Connections

February 7, 2018 11:28 am

Listen Ability Links NSW is celebrating after reaching 1 million community connections made across the state. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders’ Ability Links Coordinator, said the milestone highlights the important work Ability Links NSW does in supporting people to develop a sense of belonging in their communities and in making communities more inclusive. “Ability Links NSW program... View Article

Pathfinders Responds to Specialist Homelessness Services Report

December 15, 2017 2:11 pm

Listen A report released yesterday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlighted the continuing chronic issue of youth homelessness and the importance of specialist homelessness services, the CEO of Pathfinders, Alan Brennan, said. Pathfinders, a not-for-profit agency, runs a number of refuges, crisis accommodation and youth services for families and children in the... View Article