Programs and Initiatives

It’s all about relationships

Programs and Initiatives

Safe spaces to inspire, equip and connect individuals, communities and organisations to promote trust building, ethical leadership, and sustainable living.


Our programs run on a regular cycle each year - click through to see what’s coming up, or go straight to events.

In 2020, Australians Sharing a New Story and Sprout Community are going into a research phase, pending further development. 

You can stay in touch with us and learn of new opportunities by signing up for news and alerts here. We'll let you know when there are opportunities to participate, and you'll also receive our electronic newsletter, Newsbriefs, once every two months.

Where needed, IofC Australia sometimes provides part-funding to enable participants to travel to events and undertake community projects

Life Matters 

offers residential weekends, workshops and gatherings towards discerning life direction and purpose.

Creators of Peace

brings the concept of peace into our daily lives, to reflect on its role in creating the relationships that enable us to thrive. The program offers space for people from diverse backgrounds to meet in Peace Circles and other practice groups.

Australians Sharing a New Story

partners with local communities to share and appreciate our rich and varied histories, and articulate new stories for ourselves and our communities.



We believe that everyone has a part to play in building a just, peaceful and sustainable world, based on relationships of trust and integrity. The initiatives that we list here are current efforts or projects that our national team is supporting with partners who have approached us with a specific need. Some of this work is helping individuals to develop their own ‘initiatives of change.’

Contact us if you'd like to pitch us an idea for a joint initiative, or if you'd like some help developing your own. We're listening!

First Nations initiatives

are working for reconciliation between Aboriginal and other Australians.

Peace and Leadership Training

equips tertiary students in peacebuilding and culturally-intelligent leadership. 

Regional trustbuilding exchanges 

take place with international and Asia-Pacific partners to heal conflicts, fight corruption, and build sustainable communities. 


Latest News

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IofCA launches ‘Turruk’—a series of eight online events bringing First Nations’ traditional knowledge and culture to all Australians.


Women from the world’s conflict hotspots met for dinner and online art creation.


Uncle Shane Charles takes up a Cultural Residency at Armagh.

Children in Afghanistan.
Image source Pixabay

Join in the IofCA community efforts to help the people of Afghanistan and Afghan friends here in Australia.

The IofCA Trustbuilding team at Coranderrk. July 2021
Photograph by Gabby Harcourt

A trip to Coranderrk to learn more about how we can support First Peoples in acknowledging the truth of our shared history and work together.


Kelvin Brown, an Elder of the Anaiwan people of the Gamilaraay nation, shared stories from his life with listeners at the monthly CoP gathering.