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Candidates announced for the PeakCare Awards – voting is now open

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Let the voting begin!

PeakCare is pleased to announce the many worthy candidates nominated for each of our Awards for 2020. Carefully consider the statements submitted in support of each candidate’s nomination – then VOTE!

The SIC Award (Translation: good; awesome)

To be awarded to an individual, workgroup, organisation, alliance or collective for innovative or exemplary design or delivery of services to Queensland children, young people, parents and/or families.

The nominated candidates are:

  • Teghan Basaraba, Safe Places for Children
  • Bravehearts Foundation – Turning Corners Program
  • Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) Ltd
  • Candyse Clunes, Able Care Foundation
  • Sean Collins, Mercy – ITIS Morayfield
  • CREATE Team Brisbane, CREATE Foundation
  • Sharron Duncan, HEART 2 HEART Supervised Contact
  • Lexie Graham, Trish Landsberger and Nick Martin, Kyabra Community Association & Edmund Rice Camps Queensland
  • Mel James, Social Care Solutions
  • Life Without Barriers’ South East Residential Care Team
  • Sarah Macleish, Arches Accommodation Supports
  • Jordan McCaul, Real Support Services
  • Peta Miller, Social Care Solutions
  • Carly Motu, BABI- Youth & Family Service
  • Nik Phillips
  • Phoenix House
  • Project Safeguard: Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs; Qld Police Service, Dept of Education, Anglicare, Churches of Christ in Qld & EVOLVE
  • ‘The Quarantine Team’ – Moreblessing Maponga, Laura Payne and Dianne Mahoney, Churches of Christ in Queensland
  • Real Support Services
  • Millicent Stevens, IFYS
  • Leanne Wood, Home Stretch Campaign
  • Lesley Wood, The Benevolent Society

Click here to read the nomination statements for The SIC Award.

Award sponsor: to be confirmed

The DEADLY Award (No translation needed)

To be awarded to an individual, workgroup, organisation, alliance or collective for their recognition and promotion of self-determination by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to the safety and wellbeing of their children, young people and families.

The nominated candidates are:

  • Teghan Basaraba, Safe Places for Children
  • Russell Bennet, Anglicare Southern Queensland
  • Michael Currie, Family Matters Co-Chair
  • Wynetta Dewis, Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
  • Mark Kucks, Hutchinson Builders Statim Yaga Program
  • Jarred Martyn, Safe Places for Children
  • Lyn Schonefeld, Life Without Barriers
  • Ashley Wilkinson
  • Daniel Yasso, Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID)

Click here to read the nomination statements for The DEADLY Award.

Award sponsor: Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

The WOKE Award (Translation: highly aware of social issues)

To be awarded to an individual, organisation, alliance or collective for their advocacy and influence in achieving improved outcomes for Queensland children, young people, parents and families.

The nominated candidates are:

  • BABI Youth & Family Service
  • Alison Brodie, Life Without Barriers
  • Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID) Family Wellbeing Services
  • CREATE Foundation
  • Liz Dwyer, Services Australia – Centrelink
  • Kirsten Firman, South Burnett CTC Youth Services
  • Deidre (Dee) Gallagher, K.I.N. Care Services (QLD) Pty Ltd
  • Individual Flexibility Agreements initiative – CSIA, Services Union, Fair Work Commission, PeakCare, QATSICPP, DCYJ&MC, CofCQ, UCC, IFYS, Mercy, LWB
  • Mel James, Social Care Solutions
  • Ben McKeown
  • Nik Phillips
  • Kathy Whitfield, BABI Youth & Family Service
  • Leanne Wood, Home Stretch Campaign
  • Lesley Wood, The Benevolent Society
  • Massimo Zaini, Act for Kids

Click here to read the nomination statements for The WOKE Award.

Award sponsor: Every Child Campaign

The LEGEND Award (Translation: fabulous; famous for their unique qualities and impact over many years)

To be awarded to an individual for their lifetime contribution to the wellbeing of Queensland children, young people, parents and families.

The nominated candidates are:

  • Lorraine Back, IFYS
  • Rosemary Bell, YFS
  • Samantha Bonoccorso, Foster Carer
  • Candyse Clunes, Able Care Foundation
  • Jason Field, Central Queensland Indigenous Development (CQID)
  • Hope Flentjar, CREATE Foundation
  • Petra Green, Lifestyle Solutions
  • Mel James, Social Care Solutions
  • Ann Marie Matthews, YCSS
  • Althea McKeown
  • Narrelle Paulsen, Anglicare Southern Queensland
  • Jacqui Reed, CREATE Foundation
  • Carol Ronken, Bravehearts
  • Bryan Smith, Queensland Foster and Kinship Care
  • Millicent Stevens, IFYS
  • Lina and Paul Swalling, Foster Carers
  • Melanie Walton
  • Dr Jeanette Young, Queensland Chief Health Officer

Click here to read the nomination statements for The LEGEND Award.

Award sponsor: Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Click here to vote!

You MUST vote for candidates in all four categories. Within each category, you MUST select your first preference, second preference and third preference. You are not permitted to select the same person as your first, second and third preference – they MUST be different candidates.

Voting closes COB Friday, 5th of February 2021. Your votes count towards 50% of the votes. The remaining 50% will be determined by an esteemed judging panel. Recipients of the awards will be announced during PeakCare’s AGM and start-of-year celebrations to be held in early 2021.

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6 Comments

  1. N. Paulsen on December 18, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Russell Bennet is an amazing gentleman who has spent his time here at Anglicare working alongside our staff & children sharing his love of Culture & Country. He strives to support young people to place their feet on country, learn all they can & help make changes in their local area as well. They have worked on a Bush Tucker garden & are keenly searching for seeds of native plants that the local council & land care can propagate so that they are not lost to us all. Russell is a joy to have around, he brightens out day beginning with a welcome smile & a response of “I’m just Dandy!” We are very proud of ‘Our Russell”.

  2. Watene Waenga on January 9, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Very proud of my two friends

  3. M Marshall on January 9, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Sarah Macleish, Arches Accommodation Support

    I Nomminate Sarah and Darren for Providing accommodation to sustain Family Frendley Environment to young people when they most need a worm bed and a safe inviorment with a positive Team to support them .
    I highly recommend the best team

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