Emily Hikaiti
Lived Experience Advocate

Emily Hikaiti is a valued member of the CREATE community. Emily has been shortlisted for the ACYP Youth Advisory Council three years running and is an esteemed member of her local Youth and well-being Council. She has led our FACS Caseworker training and spoken at our Western NSW OOHC and Mental Health Interagency. Emily has been an MC at CREATE’s National Survey Launch and at the Their Futures Matter 2019 conference.

She is also an incredible parent to an adorable six year old and a successful entrepreneur with her two businesses including a photography business. Emily is passionate about reducing youth homelessness by extending the leaving care age in NSW and providing young people in care with better support networks, this has recently been executed through her newest business; providing advocacy and consultation on an individual, group, and systematic level around Australia.