Compassionate communities Symposium

Compassionate Communities is an international movement that aims to build community capacity to support people approaching the end of their lives.  Compassionate Communities recognise that caring for one another at times of health crisis and personal loss is not solely a task for health and social services, but is everyone's responsibility. 

We are proud to be collaborating with Palliative Care Australia to host the Compassionate Communities Symposium February 20-21 at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney 2017.

The Symposium will bring together health and community leaders, local government, not-for-profit organisations and community groups to develop ways to support people at the end of their lives.  

Some of the benefits include:

  • This is the inaugural Australian Compassionate Communities Symposium and is the leading event in Australia for anyone interested in supporting their community to care for one another at times of health crisis and personal loss.
  • We are bringing in the top experts on Compassionate Communities including, Dr. Julian Abel from the UK, who will provide practical advice on how to build compassionate communities and together we will look at the applicability of this model in Australia.
  • We are expecting approx. 300 attendees. If you or your organisation wants to reach influencers, policymakers and the people leading innovative social change, this is the event to be at. 

For more information check out the website here.

Early bird registration rates are available until December 19th. Please get in touch (jessie@thegroundswellproject.com) if you are interested in attending, or sponsoring the Compassionate Communities Symposium 2017. We are still welcoming sponsors too!