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YMCA Ballarat Board - Colin Thompson

Colin Thompson


Occupation: General Manager. Corrections Victoria.

Joined the Y: 2000

Previously on the board of YMCA Grampians Region, Colin has a long history supporting the Y. With his contributions, Colin’s goals include providing strong and visible leadership and continuing to grow the Y to ensure a sustainable future for those it serves. To Colin, the Y represents the empowerment of young people and the ongoing support of communities. Being involved with Y at board level enables him to help the Y provide a safe environment that supports, builds resilience, empowers and grows young people to reach their potential. A justice of the peace, Colin is also the commissioner for the AFL Wimmera/Mallee region and is a committed Richmond Supporter.

Safeguarding Commitment Statement

Y Ballarat Board of Directors

 As the Board of Directors, we acknowledge our responsibility to ensure the governance practices, leadership and values towards Safeguarding are delivered and on display at all times. We are fully committed to the Safeguarding of Children and Young People, with our focus being on providing safe, enjoyable and inclusive environments at all of our services and programs. We will empower our staff and volunteers to have collective leadership on Safeguarding, demonstrating a duty of care, understanding and responsibility towards all of our children and young people.

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

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