Catalyst for Change 2017 Youth Summit Report

The report from the 2017 Catalyst Youth Summit is ready! This report shares the major findings from the summit.

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Hong Kong International Youth Exchange Program

The Western Australian Minister for Youth, Hon Peter Tinley MLA, the Department of Communities and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) are offering twelve young Western Australians aged between 18 and 25 years the opportunity to participate in an exchange program between Hong Kong and Western Australia in October 2017.


YACWA Annual Report 2017

YACWA Acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People as the Traditional Custodians of this land and its waters. We wish to pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal People seeing this message. View our highlights from 2016-2017 here.



Do you like speaking up about issues that are important to you? Are you passionate about making Western Australia a better place for LGBTIQA+ young people from all backgrounds? Are you aged 12-25 and identify as LGBTIQA+? We’re looking for a great group of LGBTIQA+ young people to make WA a better place to be out and proud.

YACWA is a united, independent and active advocate for the non-government youth sector and young people.

Focusing on young people’s varied needs at local, State and Federal Government level, YACWA works to engender and enhance positive community attitudes towards young people. Our work is guided by the values of respect, equity, integrity and the celebration of diversity.

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