In November 10th, Anne Christie from the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove presented to our Club about the 2021-2022 District Governor Partner Project, the Aboriginal Child and Family Health Initiative.

The aim of the initiative is to develop significant health opportunities for Aboriginal Families across greater Sydney. It will replicate key elements of a program operating successfully at the La Perouse Aboriginal Community Centre since 2009 in partnership with the Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick.
The program:

  • Involves an arts-in-health activity to support maternal and mental wellbeing and promote access to child and family health and educational services.
  • Provides transport for mothers and children to a culturally safe space where mothers can connect with and support one another.
  • Utilises an arts and crafts program to facilitate creative expression, celebrate Aboriginal culture and learning, and promote health literacy and parenting skills.

With Rotary funding support, this project will research and explore the transferability of key elements of the La Perouse Community program to Western Sydney Aboriginal Communities, with active support from the Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

To find out more, or to get involved, please contact Anne Christie at