The City of Canning is proud to support a broad range of programs and activities for people living with disabilities, youth and seniors in our community.
We have many other regular events and cultural activities occurring throughout the City. To be kept up-to-date, please sign up for our City of Canning newsletters to find out what is coming up in your neighbourhood.
For any questions, please contact our Disability Access and Social Inclusion Officer on 6350 7229.
Access and Inclusion – Information and activities
Carers WA – Filming Our Future
Carers WA has recently been involved in a community initiative called 'Filming Our Future', which has resulted in a collection of short films you can watch on YouTube.
WOWS (Women of World Stage) – Choir and Music Group
WOW is calling all music lovers to join them to sing and play music from around the world. WOWS Choir and Music Group loves to experience the diversity of music that our amazing community has on offer. Everyone is welcome to come along and share your voice and instrumental skills. The choir meets every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm at Hillview Intercultural Community Centre, Bentley. For further information, visit WOWs Choir website.
NDIS and Mission Australia – Local Area Coordinator Service
The Mission Australia Local Area Coordination Service is available to answer your questions about the NDIS and to help link you to other mainstream and community supports. Local Area Coordinators will be available every Thursday from 9am to 11.30am at the Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton.
The Local Area Coordinator can help with:
- how to access the NDIS
- how to prepare for your NDIS planning
- how to understand and use your NDIS plan
- using the NDIS my Place Participant Portal
- how to manage the budgets in your plan
- how to find and engage providers to help you meet your goals
- how to link to other mainstream and community services.
No appointment required, you can come along and meet with an LAC to seek assistance with your NDIS plan or access to the scheme.
Arrangements can be made to support people who require interpreters or who have specific cultural requirements, please call 1800 370 776 prior to your visit if required. For further information visit Mission Australia website or download the information brochure (PDF 550KB).
Spinal Life Australia – Accessible Australia App
Spinal Life’s Australia has an Accessible Australia app which allows you to plan your outings. This is a free online resource that gives you the ability to know before you go and leave personal reviews on the accessibility of places that you visit. Spinal Life Australia want to put the control in your hands and give you the tools to help others in the community explore their back yard and the wider community with freedom and confidence.
To view the app and leave your accessible comments for other community members, please visit the Accessible Australia website.
Forget Me Not Cafe – Dementia Support Social Group
The Forget Me Not Cafe social group meets at the Riverton Forum (Jamaica Blue Coffee Shop) every 2nd Wednesday each month. These social meet-ups provide a friendly place for carers and loved ones with dementia to see that despite this illness being so personal, there are still others who truly understand through their own first hand experience, and that we can share the fact we are not alone in our fight.
The support group has sourced Rotary funding and now has FREE Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support Lapel Pins to help identify a wandering person who would otherwise be ignored. These pins raise awareness for people living with dementia. Please contact the Forget-Me-Not cafe volunteers on 0468 549 143 or visit their website.
Fit 4 All
Fit 4 All is a specialised fitness, games and activities program for those with an intellectual disability and their support workers. Classes include exercise circuit, ball skills, gym equipments, gymnastic apparatus and specialized WADSA equipments.
Fit 4 All is held at the Cannington Leisureplex every Thursday at 11.15am. Contact our Leisureplex staff on 6350 7300 for more accessible activities. For further information, see the Fit 4 All page.
Developmental Disability WA (DDWA)
If you or anyone you know has questions about accessing services and support due to the impacts of COVID-19, DDWA can connect you or your family member with the most appropriate person or service.
Please call 1800 031 093 or visit the DDWA Website.