The best relationships are based on trust and integrity. When things go wrong the real divisions often turn out to be the gaps between our ideals and the way we actually live.  Whenever someone, takes honest steps to close the integrity gap, that action communicates to others. It inspires a growth in the human spirit that sparks initiatives of change in families, communities and beyond.

In this sense, everyone can take initiatives springing from a change in attitudes or motivation.

As a national team, Initiatives of Change in Australia focuses on four main areas:

  • Training programmes to help people find a path and a purpose for living
  • Working for reconciliation between Aboriginal and other Australians
  • Building bridges of trust between Australia's diverse peoples and cultures based on respect for shared core values
  • Supporting regional initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region to heal conflicts, fight corruption and build sustainable communities


Please click on the following to find out more.

South Sudanese peace and reconciliation graduatesSouth Sudan Australia Peace Initiative



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First Peoples



Sustainable Impact Mentoring



Life Matters workshopLife Matters



Asia Pacific Youth Conference 2011Regional Trust Building




Latest News

Monday, 12 February, 2018

IofC worker John Bond served as Secretary of the National Sorry Day Committee from 1998 to 2006, campaigning for the national apology that was finally made 10 years ago. He reflects on what has and has not changed since that time.

Friday, 19 January, 2018
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Mark Russell spots some parallels between writing, martial arts, and the Life Matters course.

Thursday, 18 January, 2018

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is pleased to announce the launch of their refreshed brand. The refreshed brand was launched on January 17, 2018, during the 50th anniversary celebration of Initiatives of Change’s centre in India: Asia Plateau in Panchgani.

Sunday, 31 December, 2017

Jerzy Zubrzycki was known as the ‘father of Australian multiculturalism’. As an academic, public intellectual, and advisor to the Whitlam, Fraser and Howard governments, Zubrzycki contributed greatly to the foundation of Australia’s policies on multiculturalism and social inclusion. IofC workers John Bond and the late John Williams co-authored a book about Zubrzycki’s life, which was launched in a Polish-language translation in 2017.

Sunday, 31 December, 2017

Armagh, in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Toorak, was gifted to Initiatives of Change in 1956, and the original parts of the building are now more than 100 years old. While considerable effort has focused on maintaining the interior of the building for hosting conferences, residential courses and other events, in 2017 a small group of volunteers began experimenting with using the lush, expansive grounds for an urban food garden.