Collective Healing

Ember Connect has a new opportunity to elevate the voices and stories of Stolen Generations women, thanks to The Healing Foundation’s Collective Healing Grant – Round 9.

Ember Connect will utilise the funding to create an online safe space for Stolen Generations women to connect, share and learn together.

Stolen Generations women wanting to find out more about the Collective Healing project and how they can be involved can email Leandra Healy at

A community grounded in values, knowledge and experience

Ember Connect General Manager Narelle Henry, a proud Noongar woman, said the support from The Healing Foundation will empower Ember Connect’s members to engage in collective healing, thereby helping to process the trauma caused by colonisation and segregation.

“Throughout the project the Ember Connect team would love to come together with our Stolen Generations women and their families to build a community grounded in their values, knowledges, and experiences to truly nurture our collective healing experience,” Narelle said.

“We would love to hear from any women interested in being a part of growing our community and developing our ways of working to create a safe, caring and healing space for our women.”

The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that provides a platform to amplify the voices and lived experience of Stolen Generations survivors and their families.

The Stolen Generations

Between the mid-1800s and the 1970s, government policies resulted in the systemic removal of at least 100,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families.

There are currently more than 17,000 Stolen Generations survivors in Australia, and one third of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are descendants of a Stolen Generations survivor.

Ember Connect wishes to acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and we honour their deep continuing connection to land, sky, waterways and community.

We pay our respects to our Elders past, present and emerging who illuminate our journey to truth-telling, culture and conservation, which remains stronger than ever.