City of Kwinana youth worker claims big win at WA Youth Work Awards


City of Kwinana youth engagement officer Tanya Halliday won a WA Youth Work Award. Picture: Youth Work WA/ Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne
City of Kwinana youth engagement officer Tanya Halliday won a WA Youth Work Award. Picture: Youth Work WA/ Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne

A CITY of Kwinana youth worker took out one of the highest honours in WA at the 2017 WA Youth Work Awards on November 10.

Youth engagement officer Tanya Halliday was presented the WA Emerging Youth Worker Award at the prestigious event, which acknowledges and celebrates the positive impact youth workers play in the lives of young people.

Youth Work WA chairwoman Dana Anderson said the awards recognised WA’s high calibre of professional youth workers.

“Tanya’s empowering youth work practice and her unwavering positive attitude has helped to achieve amazing outcomes for Kwinana young people,” she said.

“Her commitment and passion to Youth Work and young people is highly commended.”

Kwinana mayor Carol Adams said Ms Halliday was a great example of the incredible passion for community service in Kwinana.

“I am so proud a City of Kwinana employee has taken out this honour, Tanya is truly an inspiration to the entire WA youth industry,” she said.

“Her achievements demonstrate the great work done by local service groups and community agencies.

“I am always impressed at not just the energy these groups bring to their work, but the compassion and resilience as well.”

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