C.A.N. Award winners announced!

Posted on Jul 16, 2015

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

Community Organisation

Awarded to Youth Advocacy Centre

Environment and Sustainability

Awarded to Roman Spur and Spurtopia

Excellence in Media

Awarded to The Westender

Community Spirit

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