Who we are

Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with our own.

What we do

Vision: a just, peaceful and sustainable world to which everyone, responding to the call of conscience, makes their unique contribution.
Mission: to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves. We work worldwide on many initiatives through a network of individuals, groups and organizations.

Focus Areas

Trustbuilding: Peace and social cohesion through trust and reconciliation. Ethical Leadership: Developing a leadership culture based on moral integrity, compassion and selfless service. Sustainable living: Economic justice and environmental sustainability by transformation of motives and behaviour.

Armagh-the Asia-Pacific Centre


Armagh is an early 20th-century home in the Melbourne suburb of Toorak. The building was a gift to the work of Initiatives of Change (IofC) in 1956 from the Cecil Mackay family. The home serves as IofC’s Asia-Pacific Centre, its administration offices, a residential centre for courses, and a base for activities in partnership with community-based organisations and diaspora communities. With a ballroom, reception and drawing rooms, library and dining rooms, Armagh has many inviting and peaceful spaces for meetings, quiet reflection, dinners, public functions and celebrations. See photos here.

While the home is mainly used for IofC programs, others may hire the facilities by arrangement. A discounted rate is available to not-for-profit groups.

Book venue: events.au@iofc.org

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