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.
Apart from the activities listed below, we also 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.
The following information, events and activities are now available to access - please scroll down for further information:
- Carers WA - Community Initiative - 'Filming Our Futures' (March 2022)
- WOWS - Women of World Stage - Choir and Music Group (Thursdays, 6pm - 8pm) Lynwood (weekly)
- NDIS - Mission Australia - Local Area Coordinator Service - Riverton Library (weekly)
- Spinal Life Australia - Know Before You Go and explore your community with confidence and freedom - Accessible Australia App
- Forget Me Not Cafe - Dementia Support Social Group - Riverton Forum (Jamaica Blue Coffee Shop) every 2nd Wednesday of the month
- Fit for All - All abilities exercises class for people with Disability and their support workers (Thursday - 11.15am)
- Developmental Disability WA - COVID-19 support phone line for people with disability and their families.
If you are interested in organising your own accessible event, please see our accessible event checklist
to assist in your planning. For any questions relating to the above or for more specific access requirements, please contact the City of Canning - 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 raft of short films that we would like to share with you - to view this wonderful body of work, please click on the following link - Filming Our Future - March 2022
WOWS - Women of World Stage - Choir and Music Group (Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm) Lynwood.
WOW is calling all music lovers to join them every Thursday evening to singing and playing 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. For further information visit WOWs Choir and to review WOWs events and upcoming activities.
NDIS - Mission Australia - Local Area Coordinator Service - Riverton Library (every Thursday, 9am to 11.30am).
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 (except public holidays) from 9am to 11.30am in the Riverton Library, 67 Riley Road, Riverton. We are inviting community members to meet with a Local Area Coordinator (LAC) who 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 LAC in the Community - South East Metro or our LAC - Riverton Library Information Flyer
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 Spinal Life Aust - accessible app
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 of 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 that can help to identify a wandering person who would otherwise be ignored. These pins will help raise awareness for people living with dementia. Please contact the Forget-Me-Not cafe volunteers on 0468 549 143 or visit the website.
Fit for All - All Abilities Exercise Classes (every Thursday - 11.15am)
Held at the Cannington Leisureplex every Thursday (11.15am). Classes include - exercise circuit, ball skills, gym equipments, gymnastic apparatus and specialized WADSA equipments. Contact our Leisureplex staff on (08) 6350 7300 for further information on accessible activities. Please see our Fit for All flyer and visit our Leisureplex website for further information on sporting services and activities - Canning Leisureplex information
Developmental Disability WA (DDWA) - COVID-19 support phone line for people with disability and their families
If you or anyone you know has questions about accessing services and support due to the impacts of COVID-19, please call DDWA who are ready to help connect you or your family member with the most appropriate person or service.
Please call DDWA on 1800 031 093 or visit - DDWA Website