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NorthStar assists and supports people who have a disability, permanent injury or ongoing medical condition find and maintain employment. NorthStar is a community based not-for-profit employment service helping people in the Northern region into employment since 1991.

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Daniel

Daniel’s story with PLAN International began with a work experience placement last year which he was a participant in NorthStar’s PEAC Program (a Transition To Employment  program funded by DHS). Read more

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Grand Opening of The Working Wardrobe NMIT Work Education Centre is having their Grand Opening of The Working Wardrobe on the 7th of October 2014 (10am – Bldg. W, Room W130 NMIT Preston Campus). The Working Wardrobe is a not-for-profit campus-based clothing store. Money raised is used to outfit disadvantaged students for the workplace.
NorthStar supporting Uniting Care Harrison   Uniting Care Harrison provides emergency material aid to residents living in the Eastern suburbs, predominantly in the City of Knox. They maintain a supply of personal hygiene products, general groceries, canned goods and other non-perishable food to assist people experiencing financial hardship. NorthStar supports Uniting Care Harrison’s cause and makes food donations regularly. For more information about the organisation and how you can help, follow the link.
Official opening of headspace in Craigieburn headspace recently opened another office in Craigieburn. headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They assist young people who are going through a tough time. Their primary focus is the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians. For more information on what services they offer, please follow the link.
PEAC Information Evenings (21st and 29th May 2014) We would like to thank all the schools that attended our information evenings to find out more about the PEAC program. The session was very interactive and we enjoyed chatting with the parents, teachers, carers and students about the program. For more information about the PEAC program, click here.    

Upcoming Events

10 September 2015 – R U OK? Day  R U OK? Day is an annual event in September dedicated to remind people to ask family, colleagues and friends to ask the question in a meaningful way. Connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling. For more details and to see how you can take part, click on the link:  http://yourstruly.org.au/#/story
28 August 2015 – Daffodil Day Daffodil Day is one of Australia’s best known and most popular fundraising events. To Cancer Council, the daffodil represents hope for a cancer-free future. Daffodil Day merchandise is on sale throughout July and August, and you can donate to Daffodil Day at any time. For more details, follow the link below:  https://www.daffodilday.com.au/get-involved/
24 July 2015 – Stress Down Day Stress Down Day is a fun and easy initiative to reduce stress and raise vital funds for Lifeline. Many Australians are stressed because of work and that’s why we are encouraging Australians to recognise stress at ANY time of year. For more details, follow the link:  http://stressdown2015.gofundraise.com.au/cms/whatyoucando
26 June 2015 – Red Nose Day (SIDS and Kids) Red Nose Day, held annually on the last Friday in June, is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities assist SIDS and Kids in providing vital services and programs to the Australian community. SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families. For more information, follow the link: http://www.rednoseday.com.au/get_involved/
28 April 2015 – World Day for Safety & Health at Work A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention. For more information, follow the link: http://www.ilo.org/safework/events/safeday/lang–en/index.htm
Last Sunday of each month (2015) – Asperger Women Melbourne Community Afternoon Tea The event is a brand new event created especially for adult women with Asperger’s Syndrome. The Afternoon Tea takes place on the last Sunday of each month at the Collingwood library meeting room located at 11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford. The event runs from 2pm till 5pm.  Attendees are encouraged to meet others on a similar journey, discover new tips, tricks and empowering life-tools; and relax in a safe and nurturing environment. For more details, follow the link below: http://www.amaze.org.au/events/asperger-women-melbourne-community-afternoon-tea/.