Conference Program – Day One

Day One: Conference Program
8.00am Registrations

Tea and coffee available

9.00am Welcome to Country

Olivia Patten

Oceanic East
9.10am A vision for the Foyer Foundation

Achieving standards of quality through a community of practice

Keith Bryant Board Chair Foyer Foundation

Oceanic East
9.35am Keynote One

Learnings from the Australian Foyer Accreditation Pilot

Colin Falconer Founder & Director InspireChilli UK

Oceanic East
10.20am Morning Tea
10.50am Breakout Session One

Foyer51 – Using a Social Benefit Bond to drive better outcomes for out-of-home care leavers in NSW

Jane Hewitt Non-Executive Director SGCH

Renee Wirth Head of Business Opportunities SGCH

Lou Limoges Practice Lead – Youth and Homelessness Uniting

Deborah Mohr Business Development Lead Uniting

Regional Case Studies, Better Community Connections: Shepparton and Hobart

Anita McCurdy Manager Youth Foyer Shepparton

Michael Parkinson Southern Area Manager-Supported Residential Services Anglicare TAS

Rafael Patterson Senior Worker Trinity Hill Anglicare TAS

Oceanic East
11.30am Breakout Session Two

The data points that matter – a manager’s perspective

John Thompson Manager Foyer Oxford Anglicare WA

Oceanic East


Mentoring Programs that build connections and support

Adrian Larkin Manager Youth Transitions Launch Housing

Elisabeth Tuckey CEO Ladder

12.10pm Lunch
1.10pm Foyers as part of an integrated solution

Foyers at the centre of a youth opportunity landscape

Niamh McTiernan Youth Transitions Service Development Manager BSL VIC

Mark Cox Practice Lead for the Youth Transitions team BSL VIC

Oceanic East
1.45pm Keynote Two

The role of evaluation in a high quality community of practice

Joseph Borlagdan Senior Research Fellow EFYF Project BSL VIC

Oceanic East
2.30pm Breakout Session Three

The role of educational institutions in successful foyers

Margie Fixter GM Education GOTAFE VIC

Jenny Hand Manager Foyer Warrnambool

Colin Falconer InspireChilli with UK perspective

Oceanic East
  Foyers within a new National Agreement in Housing and Homelessness

Suraya Naidoo Director Southern Services Housing SA

3.10pm Afternoon Tea
3.40pm Young Persons’ Panel

What I love about Foyers video clips made by residents from Foyers around Australia, followed by a panel discussion with

Foyer residents exploring What young people need now and next Facilitated by Narelle Clay CEO Southern Youth and Family Services and Colin Falconer InspireChilli UK

Oceanic East
4.30pm Closing remarks

Commentary on membership of the Foyer Foundation

Keith Bryant Board Chair Foyer Foundation

Oceanic East
6.30pm Foyer Foundation Dinner

Address and presentation of Foyer Accreditation Certificates

Oceanic West