The CASSE Team are very proud to learn that Anne Kantor, our Deputy Chair, was awarded an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia on the 26th of January, for distinguished service to the community through philanthropic support for a range of environmental, social welfare, arts and educational organisations, and to psychotherapy.
Anne has been a driving force behind the establishment of CASSE, in particular the Aboriginal Australian Relations Program. Anne has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to applying psychoanalytic tools to change minds and save lives in vulnerable people and communities and to promote mutual recognition between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. On a personal level, her calm, patient and kind manner leaves a lasting impression on all who are fortunate enough to work alongside her.
Thank you, Anne, and congratulations on such well-deserved recognition for your many years of hard work. You are an inspiration!
Following is the entry from the Governor General of Australia’s 2016 Honours List:
OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Mrs Anne KANTOR
For distinguished service to the community through philanthropic support for a range of environmental, social welfare, arts and educational organisations, and to psychotherapy.
Founder and Deputy Chair, Dara Foundation, since 1998 (the Foundation provides ongoing support to a range of charitable, environmental, education and Indigenous organisations).
Benefactor, Berry Street Victoria, since 2003.
Benefactor, Brotherhood of St Laurence, since 1980s.
Benefactor, Social Traders (collaboration between Victorian Government and Dara Foundation), since 2008. Benefactor, Environment Victoria, since 1986.
Benefactor, UCan2 (in partnership with the Foundation for Survivors of Torture – to increase social, education and employment opportunities for young people from refugee backgrounds).
Benefactor, Ed Partnerships Australia, current.
Benefactor, Creating a Safe Supportive Environment (CASSE) and Deputy Chair, Committee of Management, current. (CASSE’s mission is to create safe, supportive environments for individuals, families and communities through psychoanalytic awareness).
Benefactor, Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, since 2008.
Benefactor, ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation, current (A youth mental health service).
Benefactor, Kantor Family Music and Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton and Alexandra College, ongoing.
Benefactor, Victorian National Parks Association, ‘for many years’.
Benefactor, Glen Nevis Clinic, ‘for many years’.
Social Worker and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, ‘for many years’.
Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (VAPP): Member, since 1980s. President, ‘no dates’. Member, Training Committee, ‘for many years’. Member, Professional Development Committee, ‘for many years’.