How young people are experiencing the social and economic impacts of COVID-19

How young people are experiencing the social and economic impacts of COVID-19

Katherine Ellis, Annika McCaffrey, Fadak Alfayadh and Lilli-Rose Gemmill

This webinar will discuss the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on young people, looking at both the immediate and long term.

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This collaboration between AIFS and the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) will feature YACVic CEO Katherine Ellis and a panel of young people discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on young people in Australia. Katherine will speak on the disproportionate impacts that COVID-19 is having on young people, looking at both the immediate and long term, with references to survey data from YACVic and other national data. The panel will present case studies to help understand the impacts on young people, and will be available to answer questions from a perspective of lived experience.

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About the presenters

Katherine Ellis

Katherine is the CEO of YACVic and has over 25 years’ diverse experience in senior positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, with extensive expertise in youth development policy and practice, organisational leadership and change management, and cross-sectoral collaboration.

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Annika McCaffrey

Annika is an advocate for children and young people who are affected by family violence and disadvantaged by the justice system.

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Fadak Alfayadh

Fadak is a young Australian community lawyer, advocate for gender equity, writer and, 15 years ago, she was a refugee. Fadak is on a mission to unite Australians by reminding all of Australia’s strength in diversity. 

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Lilli-Rose Gemmill

Lilli-Rose is a year 11 student from Bendigo, who is aiming for a career in diplomacy. She is involved in the City of Greater Bendigo youth council.

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