Advocacy training – develop skills to help you take action

Chemotherapy payments abolished; crowded outdoor areas now smoke-free; more funding for bowel cancer screening; better financial assistance for country patients…

Wins like these were achieved because people like you chose to speak out about health issues that are important to them and the NSW community.

Our free two-day training workshop – in conjunction with Cancer Voices NSW – will provide you with everything you need to become an active and effective advocate for improvements to cancer policies and systems.

From campaign strategy, understanding media and Government structures through to visiting MPs, we will empower you to fully participate at all levels where decisions about cancer policy are made – giving you the tools to campaign on issues you care about.

Next workshop: Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March 2019, Sydney
Register: Click here to register your interest to attend or to be kept informed about future training opportunities (you will be taken to our dedicated advocacy website – CanAct)
More information:

Hear more about advocacy training through Melanie’s story – a CanAct member from Western NSW…

Training is held at least 2 times a year across NSW and is open to residents of NSW interested in working with us to make a difference. 

Community Action (Advocacy) workshop for Aboriginal participants

Cancer Council NSW, in conjunction with the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC), also runs free training workshops for Aboriginal community members and health workers. This training is open to all Aboriginal people and aims to:

  • Develop practical skills and strategies that can be applied to create positive change in your own community – including skills in campaign strategy, networking, working with the media and speaking with politicians.
  • Motivate and empower people to take action around issues of concern to Aboriginal people, particularly in relation to improving cancer prevention, treatment and support.

The workshop will be interactive and participatory, with opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.

Upcoming workshop dates to be scheduled. Watch this space…

Hear more about advocacy through Teena’s story – a CanAct member from Northern NSW…

For more information and to apply, contact Catherine Wood at AH&MRC on (02) 9212 4777 or