Who are GPV?
Grandparents Victoria (GPV) is a statewide non-profit organisation of grandparents working together to shape a positive future for all children.
When launching Grandparents Victoria in 2001, the Governor of Victoria, Mr John Landy, AC, CVO, MBE spoke of his appreciation of the role of grandparents within their families as a valuable community resource with wide-ranging skills and knowledge.
The needs of families are becoming more complex and the support grandparents can offer to their own family and to other families is significant. Through acting together grandparents are becoming strong advocates. They are the custodians of considerable wisdom, compassion and skills that are being put to good use in activities to support families and to benefit the wider community.
Grandparents Victoria (GPV) aims to:
- Link grandparents across the state and the nation
- Identify, articulate and promote the needs of grandchildren and grandparents
- Represent the views of grandparents in public consultations and influence policy and practice affecting families
- Share ideas and information about what works well in supporting families.