Community Convention Agenda


The convention aims to CONNECT together all members of the community to build awareness of the harm and impact of Family Violence and collectively find a solution to this complex social issue within Cardinia Shire.

Together We Can, STOP, PREVENT and END Family Violence.

Venue: Cardinia Cultural Centre - 40 Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham

7.30am (Arrive 7.15am)  TWC Business Leaders Breakfast – Lakeview Room

Invitational event for local businesses to pledge support for the TWC project 

9.30am (Arrive 9.00am)  CONNECT Lake Walk -  Cardinia Cultural Centre

Emergencies services, community groups and local citizens marching together to build awareness around the issue of Family Violence within Cardinia Shire

(DISCLAIMER: This is a unsupervised event. Safety and well being is the responsibility of participants and their dependants.)

10.15am   All Together Choir - Star Theatre

10.30am   (Arrive 10.00am)  Together We Can Official Launch - Star Theatre

MC and Mayor Cr Jodie Owen officially launch the Together We Can community action initiative.

  • Why we are undertaking the Together We Can Project
  • Welcome the community to be involved
  • Introduction to the Theory of Change

Minister Fiona Richardson Address  (TBC)

  • Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence speaks about the government’s commitment to change the lives of women and children and establish a culture of non-violence and gender equality.

11.00am Hope and Healing for our Children's Future

11.30am Family Violence - Did You Know Exchange plus Q&A - Foyer

A visual story board display about the facts and figure relating to Family Violence.

12.00pm Together We Can – Connection Lunch - Lakeview room

Light lunch provided to all guests attending the convention

1.00pm You the Man – Theatre Performance - Star Theatre (This session is FULL)

A theatre based program to promote bystander engagement and violence prevention. Followed by a post play discussion with moderator and panellists.

3.00pm CLOSE

5.00pm White Ribbon / Together We Can Ambassador Event - Lakeview Room

Discussing the importance of taking responsibility and playing a leadership role in preventing family violence.  Light refreshments provided.

This is a family friendly event. A children activity corner will be also be available.

All Day Kids Connect Fun for kids / Activities / Entertainment

All Day Story Board / Displays


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