CDO officer works on building partnerships within the local community with organisations that have an Aboriginal focus
Some of these partnerships/programs are:
- Lullas Children and Family Services
- Bangerang Cultural Centre
- Black Eagles Basketball Club
- Cummeragunga Football and Netball Club
- Goulburn Valley Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
- Footprints In Time
- Greater Shepparton Suicide Prevention Network
- Shepparton Local Aboriginal Network
We also assist with finding and applying for funding for groups and clubs who have a strong focus on Aboriginal participation. These funding grants have enabled many groups to participate in many events. For example:
- Black Eagles Basketball Club to attend tournaments and participate in the local domestic basketball association
- Bangerang Cultural Centre to hold a weekly Men’s Cultural and Well Being Group with a focus on family violence and Men’s Health
- Cummeragunja Women’s Football Team to participate in the Inaugural Aboriginal Women’s AFL Carnival. This carnival was held in November 2017 and games played at the Richmond Football Club.
- Cummeragunja Local Aboriginal Land Council: assisted in submitting funding and grants to upgrade the community hall and historic school building. These buildings are important to many Aboriginal people in Victoria especially those who have a cultural connection to the area. The school is currently being developed to include a garden where community members can use for reflection and remembrance particularly after sorry business.
Our goals for the community are to find funding for the following activities
- Youth Resilience Camps
- Aboriginal Women’s AFL Carnival
- Womens and Mens Cultural Programs
CENTRE LOCATION & CONTACT DETAILS
Address: Unit 3, 262 Maude Street, Shepparton VIC 3630. We share our office with Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS) and Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Incorporated (VAEAI). The office is behind Collins Bookstore in Maude Street, Shepparton.