Social Innovation Pitch Event
Innovating the way we deal with social disadvantage by applying methods from other paradigms. The start up pitch event has been replicated and adapted to a community setting. On the 7th July 2015 Kathryn Greiner AO Chaired the first Social Innovation Pitch Event in Broken Hill. Three pitches for three comunities and 25 stakholders across business, government and NGOs willing to offer time, talent and resources to support innovation and social enterprise.
Anne-Marie Elias has worked with communities to identify social enterprise initiatives that break the cycle of disadvantage. She brought new partners to Far West NSW to support emerging social enterprise opportunities that leverage the skills, assets and networks of the community, the region and across the State.
Macquarie University is supporting community needs and local projects through the Partnerships and Community Engagement program (across the university faculties including business, architecture, communications, psychology, environment, anthropology and sociology). Projects include understanding rough sleepers in the Brooklyn caves in North Sydney and health study in Far West NSW.
UTS Design Innovation Research Centre is applying its Design Innovation and reframing methodology to breathe new life into engagement for purpose and the application of design solutions to public housing and disability.
Social Change Initiatives
Anne-Marie Elias has played a central role in significant social change initiatives that continue to this day
- Grandparents’ Day – Establishment of Grandparents’ Day NSW (Est 2011)
- Legal Pathways – Established partnership with Legal Aid and The Law Society to support older people to have end of life legal affairs in place. (Est 2010)
- Liveable Communities – Established partnership with local government to future proof for population ageing (Est 2010)
- Ageing Strategy -Designed the whole of government and whole of community Ageing Strategy.(Est 2012)
- Super Choice – Super and Us Mob (2005) Designed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander super choice campaign.