It’s National Families Week

May 14, 2019

National Families Week kicks off today 15 May and runs through until 21 May.

The aim of National Families Week is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The enduring theme ‘STRONGER FAMILIES, STRONGER COMMUNITIES’ highlights the important role that families play as the central building block of our communities and that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing.

National Families Week is a time to think about what individuals and organisations can do in the local community to enhance the wellbeing children and families and to make all families stronger. It’s also an opportunity for local communities to encourage families to engage with and strengthen their communities.

Each year, over one hundred thousand people and hundreds of organisations celebrate National Families Week – Australia’s annual celebration of families. In 2018, over 125,000 people participated in National Families Week registered events around Australia, illustrating the importance of families within the community.

National Families Week is timed to coincide with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May. This day is observed by the United Nations to mark the importance that the international community places on families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to show concern about their situation in many parts of the world.

All Australians, including community organisations, schools, councils, companies and individuals are invited to participate in National Families Week each year.

More information can be found here

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