October & November 2018Rainbow Families Victoria proudly presents our Being Rainbow Ready community forums.
Rainbow Families Victoria proudly invites you to our Being Rainbow Ready community forums for our rainbow families in all different shapes and sizes.
Sending our precious bundles off to childcare or kinder for the first time, and especially when you take them for their first day of prep, can be both incredibly exciting and stressful for many families. There are new people to meet, new rules to learn and heaps of social interactions with other people you may not have met before – and that’s just the grown ups! We have designed a suite of community forums to help you navigate these important transitions in your family’s life.
Being Rainbow Ready community forums are a fabulous new opportunity for prospective and current rainbow families to meet with and chat to other families who already have children in childcare, kinder and primary school. Our upcoming forums will also explore the challenges of moving from Grade 6 to Year 7 with invited young people speaking too.
Our panel of diverse rainbow families will share their personal experiences, tips and ideas for successfully supporting our children and advocating for our families as we all begin this new and exciting stage of family’s life.
Our guests include a community childcare coordinator and a member of a primary school committee and members of rainbow families who will share their understanding of early childhood education and primary school environments – including how to raise a complaint or concerns, how decision making occurs and ideas for getting involved in your childcare, kinder or primary school community.
You will leave the community forum better informed about making the right decision for you and your family.
FREE but we appreciate bookings via Eventbrite.
Refreshments provided. Babies, toddlers and young children welcome to all sessions.
Monday 15 October, 6pm to 7.30pm
Belmont Library, Geelong.
Tuesday 16 October, 7pm to 8.30pm
Drummond street services, Carlton
Join us at ChillOut 2017
Rainbow Families Victoria are excited to be heading to Daylesford on Sunday 12th March for the annual ChillOut Festival. We will be marching in the Street Parade being out, loud and visible and we invite you to join us! READ MORE
Our previous events…
Rainbow Families Picnic 2017
Everyone is welcome to the Rainbow Families picnic, Sunday 12 February 2017 from 12noon to 3pm at Barkly Gardens, Mary Street Richmond. There’s live kids music, sports activities for all abilities by Proud2Play, speeches from amazing activist kids who helped stopped the plebiscite, and a fantastic playground. Park and toilet facilities accessible. BYO picnic and sunscreen. Brought to you by Rainbow Families Victoria and drummond street services.
JOIN US AT PRIDE MARCH 2017
Join us at Pride March on Sunday 29 January, 2017, 1.30pm to start marching at 2pm. Fitzroy Street, St Kilda then meet at the end under the huge Moreton Bay Fig Tree. Bring your tykes on their bikes (or scooters!)
Come to our 10th Birthday Party and AGM!
When: Sunday 11 September 2016, 2 to 4pm
Where: Mark Street Hall, 1 Mark Street, North Fitzroy
Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) includes the amazing
Cath Jamison Magic Show for everyone, plus, while the kids are making magic wands and learning tricks, a special guest speaker
and discussion on supporting the mental health and wellbeing
of our families in the event of a marriage equality plebiscite.
Please consider joining or renewing your membership of
Rainbow Families: sign up for an individual ($10),
family or organisational ($20) membership.
Click to join via our secure link:
Current, new and renewing members will go in a draw
to win fabulous prizes drawn on the day!