The Southside Initiative is a collaboration between:
- YWCA Canberra
- Woden Community Service
- Communities at Work
- Community Services #1
The Initiative was developed in late 2022 in response to the 2021 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) data which suggests there is an increasing number of Canberra children being identified as developmentally vulnerable across the 5 AEDC Domains. The Southside Initiative will focus on the southern suburbs of Canberra including the Tuggeranong region.
The Southside Initiative aims to develop community driven solutions to better support vulnerable children 0-8 years and their families. This Initiative uses a collaborative and community focused approach to develop and trial practical activities and initiatives aimed at improving life outcomes for children and families who live in the southside.
Stay up to date with our current priority areas.