Patronage

His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM

Governor of Western Australia

His Excellency the Honourable Chris Dawson APM was sworn in as the 34th Governor of Western Australia on 15 July 2022.

The Dawson family have been part of the early colonial settlers over five generations of farming and law enforcement. The Governor's great-great-grandparents arrived in the then Swan River colony in Western Australia in 1830.

Christopher John Dawson APM was educated at Perth Modern School before joining the Western Australia Police Force in 1976, going on to provide 46 years of service in Australian law enforcement. 

He served in country and metropolitan positions, criminal investigation, training and senior roles.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2002 saw him awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service. He was appointed Commissioner of the Western Australia Police Force in August 2017, serving until July 2022.

He is married to Darrilyn Dawson, Education Consultant, with two married children and five grandchildren. 

YouthCARE is honoured to enjoy the support of our Patron as well as our partners who understand the important role wellbeing plays in our school communities.

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Our Partners

Organisations and individuals can support their communities through partnering with YouthCARE to:

  • Give their time and energy
  • Raise funds for projects and programs
  • Elevate our profile within communities so people can access our services
  • Provide support for our chaplains and teachers
  • Advocate for us in their churches
  • Network with other stakeholders
  • Serve on YouthCARE Councils
  • Sponsor events and programs

We rely on our partnerships with government, businesses, churches and individuals. 

The Government of Western Australia
The Government of Western Australia
The Department of Education
The Department of Education
Sonshine FM
Sonshine FM
City of Bayswater
City of Bayswater
City of Bunbury
City of Bunbury
City of Busselton
City of Busselton
Town of Cambridge
Town of Cambridge
Shire of Capel
Shire of Capel
City of Cockburn
City of Cockburn
Shire of Collie
Shire of Collie
Shire of Dardanup
Shire of Dardanup
City of Gosnells
City of Gosnells
Shire of Kalamunda
Shire of Kalamunda
Shire of Manjimup
Shire of Manjimup
City of Rockingham
City of Rockingham
Shire of Toodyay
Shire of Toodyay
Town of Cottesloe
Town of Cottesloe
Town of Claremont
Town of Claremont
Town of Mosman Park
Town of Mosman Park
Shire of Peppermint Grove
Shire of Peppermint Grove
City of Nedlands
City of Nedlands
Shire of Brookton
Shire of Brookton
Shire of Merredin
Shire of Merredin
City of Wanneroo
City of Wanneroo
Shire of Chittering
Shire of Chittering
Shire of Moora
Shire of Moora
Shire of Irwin
Shire of Irwin
City of Kwinana
City of Kwinana
Shire of Gingin
Shire of Gingin