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

You can stay in touch with us and learn of new opportunities by signing up for news and alerts here: http://au.iofc.org/sign-our-newsletter

We'll let you know when there are opportunities to participate, and you'll also receive our electronic newsletter, Newsbriefs, once every two months. 

Read on to find out more about our programmes:

South Sudanese peace and reconciliation graduatesSouth Sudan Australia Peace Initiative

 

 

Creators of Peace banner imageCreators of Peace

 

 

First Peoples

 

 

Sustainable Impact Mentoring

 

 

Life Matters workshopLife Matters

 

 

Asia Pacific Youth Conference 2011Regional Trust Building

 

 

 

Latest News

Friday, 22 February, 2019
APYC 2019, Leela and Suzie at the talent night. 
Photo credit: Thilina Sandaruwan

Personal insights and better sibling relationships: two young Australians found some unexpected life changes at the Asia-Pacific Youth Conference (APYC) in Genting Highlands, Malaysia, in December 2018.

Thursday, 14 February, 2019

Emerging leaders from the South Sudanese community around Australia explored ways they can cooperate to help bring peace to South Sudan, at a four-day workshop at the University of Melbourne and Armagh, the Australia-Pacific Centre of Initiatives of Change (IofC).

Wednesday, 06 February, 2019
Border Politics publicity pic

Mark your diaries for these evenings of films and conversation at Armagh in Melbourne.

Monday, 24 December, 2018

James McIvor, a senior Manager in the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation, has many years of experience in career counselling and life skills coaching. A couple of years ago, he began offering follow-up seminars for Life Matters alumni further helping them achieve their dreams.

Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Rob Wood launches his CD "Signposts Along the Journey of Life" - an album of original songs and music at an afternoon event at Armagh