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09
Apr
2024
Unley
Castello's Cucina
123 Fisher Street
Fullarton, Australia 5063
Australia

Speaker:  Vicki Kanakaris

Vicki Kanakaris is an accomplished leader in the field of cultural diversity, currently holding the role of Cultural Diversity Lead at Multicultural Aged Care. In this capacity, she focuses on advancing information, training and education initiatives across both metropolitan and regional South Australia, within the aged care sector.

As a certified Cultural Detective facilitator and qualified trainer, Vicki’s specialised expertise lies in seamlessly integrating a cultural intelligence approach into training content and resource development. With a proven track record, she has adeptly engaged with various sector stakeholders, communities, and external networks to effectively embed diversity and cultural intelligence (CQ) into best practices. Her efforts have significantly contributed to promoting a higher quality of life for the aging population.

For 6 years she coordinated two different, Commonwealth funded projects in the aged and community care sector, and produced two Commonwealth government endorsed resources as part of her project work. Vicki has also managed and coordinated Social Support programmes throughout her career history.
Vicki’s extensive experience in integrating CALD perspectives in priority foci of the aged care sector and has resulted in delivering leading edge presentations at local and International Conferences.

Recognised for her role in advocating diversity and cultural intelligence, Vicki Kanakaris stands as a catalyst for positive change within the aged care sector. Through her dedicated leadership, she continues to drive progress toward a more inclusive and compassionate approach to aging support.