Five young Aussie activists to inspire us on World Social Justice Day

Unleashing opportunities doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process that requires creativity, wit, and determination … qualities that these five young Australians have in spades.

Why World Religion Day matters so much

When you believe in a higher power—whether divine or secular—it gives you a feeling of control and a sense that life is inherently meaningful. Regardless of colour, creed, or culture, the history of humanity is a history of searching for something unifying and timeless that adds meaning and richness to life. For centuries, for many, religion has served that need.

It’s International Youth Day

International Youth Day this year is 12 August. This is a time when we can really focus on the issues that challenge Australia's youth and consider viable solutions and ways forward.

Marking Homelessness Week 2023

On any given night, 116,000 people in Australia are experiencing homelessness.  Homelessness is not ‘rooflessness’.

Join us in celebrating International Neighbour Day

On 26 March 2023, Australians will celebrate International Neighbour Day. This special day is to bring awareness to the importance of social connections and neighbourly good deeds.

Seeking innovative solutions on #IDPWD 2022

1 in 6 Australians are living with a disability - that’s 4.4 million people. Disability can be related to genetic disorders, illnesses, accidents, ageing, injuries or a combination of these factors.

How we embrace Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week and everyday

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, and there is no shortage of that happening at CatholicCare right now. From young people in our Permanency Support Program showing up to National Reconciliation Week marches to staff in Children’s Services engaging children with bush tucker gardens and Aboriginal art, the momentum for change and greater cultural connection is growing.

Celebrating vulnerability this Men’s Health Week

For Peter Lear, who spends his days working with men who use violence, men’s health is more than just physical. As the Program Lead of CatholicCare’s Safer Families Program, Peter hopes Men’s Health Week this year invites conversations that highlight the connection between physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

National Families Week – a time to connect or a time to seek support?

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and National Families Week (marked 15 - 21 May 2022) is the perfect time to celebrate our nearest and dearest and what they bring to our lives. Whilst the traditional setup of mum, dad and two children still has its place in Australian society, family units are becoming more diverse and unashamedly so.

It’s Youth Week 2022

Youth Week is an annual event that runs this year from 4 - 14 April 2022. This is a time when we can really focus on the issues that challenge Australia's youth and consider viable solutions and ways forward.

Reach out to the seniors in your life

Over the years, relationships have changed, especially those young people have with their grandparents. According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies, in the late 1980s, people had much stronger connections with their grandparents. These connections were marked by grandparents often taking on the role of caregiver to help out the mother in times of need or to give her a break.

Celebrating our amazing workers and the incredibly resilient women we work with on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate and promote the empowerment of women around the world – is this year exploring the theme: ‘Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’. CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay (CCDBB) supports International Women’s Day and many of its programs are aimed at practically empowering women who may be facing challenging circumstances in their life.