C.A.N. Award winners announced!
The 2015 C.A.N. (Community Action Network) Awards were a great success, with over 50 nominations for excellence in community-building coming from all sectors of Brisbane’s inner-city.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, Federal Member for Brisbane Teresa Gambaro, local Member of Parliament Grace Grace and Central Ward Councillor Vicki Howard all presented Awards. The night was attended by many nominees, nominators, their families and colleagues as well as by the supporters and friends of the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, with everyone enjoying a delicious buffet dinner and the infectious pop-folk sounds of the Urban Village People choir.
Thank-you to everyone who participated in this year’s Awards and congratulations to everyone who was nominated. The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre and Communify QLD are proud to be part of such a generous and positive inner-Brisbane community.
Please click on the links below to learn more about the winners and to support their projects. For an outline of the categories and more about the Awards click here.
2015 C.A.N Award winners
Outstanding Community Leader – the Ron Muir Award
Awarded to Senior Sergeant Rob Duffner from the Fortitude Valley PCYC
Accessibility for All
Awarded to Terry Fitzpatrick from Micah Projects
Outstanding Educational Environment
Awarded to the Discover Project, Enactus QUT
Volunteering in the Community
Awarded to Jim D’arcy, who volunteers at fortnightly breakfast for The Big Issue vendors
Corporate Social Responsibility
Awarded to Homemaker – The Valley for their ongoing support of the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre
Awarded to Youth Advocacy Centre
Environment and Sustainability
Awarded to Roman Spur and Spurtopia
Excellence in Media
Awarded to The Westender
Awarded to Knitting for Brisbane’s Needy
Closing the Gap
Awarded to the Work It Out program, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
Supporting the LGBTIQ Community
Awarded to Phil Browne and the Brisbane LGBTIQ Action Group