Tania de Jong AM is an inspirational speaker, singer, business woman and social entrepreneur who has founded a number of successful businesses (Creative Universe, leading innovation conference Creative Innovation Global, Inspiring Minds leadership programs, MTA Entertainment & Events and acclaimed singing group Pot-Pourri), started two charities (Creativity Australia and the With One Voice program and The Song Room) and has the voice of an angel.

Tania performs, speaks and presents leadership workshops around the world. More about Tania

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Tania de Jong AM is one of the Impact 25 Award winners

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Tania de Jong AM has been voted as one of the not-for-profit and social sector’s most impactful individuals of 2016.

The members of Impact 25 spend their days advocating for the issues of the day, working with the disadvantaged and silenced groups, finding ways to improve efficiency, inspiring others and even leading the country. The winners this year are a fantastic group of individuals you can see all the winners here.

Tania’s hard work with Creativity Australia and the wider Australian community is inspiring , and we are delighted to see she has been recognised as an Impact 25 2016 winner.

Creativity Australia has won the 2016 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community by a Community Organisation.

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We are delighted to announce that Creativity Australia received the 2016 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community by a Community Organisation. Outstanding achievement! A huge thank you to our Board, donors and partners, inspiring conductors staff and our wonderful staff and volunteers. Together we can change the world, one voice at a time.

Watch Creativity Australia’s Founder and chair Tania de Jong AM’s acceptance speech
 
 

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13 ways to stay centred in an accelerating world

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Everything is accelerating and fear is ruling the planet. We are afraid of terrorists and climate change; deeply uncertain of the economy, our leaders and what the future holds for our work, our relationships and our communities. What we thought we knew is no longer true. Where are we heading?

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Loneliness Is The Global Epidemic Of Our Times

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All the lonely people, where do they all come from?

All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

The life and death of Eleanor Rigby, in the bleak Beatles song, reminds us that loneliness kills. Recent studies conclude loneliness and social isolation are the next big public health issue, on par with obesity, domestic violence and substance abuse.

At some stage of our lives, loneliness affects almost all of us. For many, it is a core factor in mental and physical health problems, and economic disadvantage. A 2012 study showed that in 2001-09, almost one in three Australians experienced loneliness. The study concluded loneliness is an increasing trend and emerging factors, from social media use to single person dwellings, feed this trend.

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Upcoming Events

  • January 27, 2017 (3:30 pm)

    Pot-Pourri performing at Ritchies Dromana

    Pot-Pourri will be performing a flashmob at Ritchies Dromana on the 27th & 28th of Jan 2017.

    Pot-Pourri is four singers and a pianist performing opera, music theatre and comedy. We have travelled overseas and interstate and produced 7 CDs.

    With over 40 overseas tours under their belt including Europe, Asia and USA, Melbourne’s Pot-Pourri presents their unique blend of international song, music theatre, cabaret, opera, magic, didgeridoo and comedy in a superbly entertaining show that is so hot it sizzles!

    These talented artists hit those high C’s in Opera, belt out Broadway, seduce with song, dance up a storm, create magic and stir your soul with haunting ballads!

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    Where: Dromana Hub Shopping Centre, Point Nepean Rd, Dromana VIC 3936

  • April 6, 2017 ()

    Australasian Social Business Forum | Disruption in the social sector: Driving positive change

    Keynote speakers including Professor Muhammad Yunus, Patrycja Slawuta, Tim Costello, Alan English, Dr Pradeep Philip, Tania de Jong AM, Peter Hunt AM and many more.

    This Australasian Social Business Forum will explore how we can bring together the best disruptive thinking from across the social sector, business world, academia and government to address the causes of social and environmental inequality and degradation. The Forum will focus on positive action that can take place immediately.

    Who Will Attend:

         • Private and corporate philanthropists
         • Government representatives
         • Socially aware businesses
         • Impact investors
         • Social businesses and social sector organisations
         • Social entrepreneurs 
         • Academics, teachers and students

    To receive 10% off ticket price use the code “Change” upon booking. Book your tickets now! 

    Where: The Arena NAB Limited 800 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000

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