The following information, events and activities are now available to access - please scroll down for further information:
  • 12 Week Club Renovation Toolkit Training - Inclusion Solutions  (June-September)
  • Alzheimers WA - Dementia Advisory Service & Adjusting to Change (July onwards)
  • Mission Australia - NDIS Online Information Sessions - (August 2020)
  • Mission Australia - Mapping accessible & inclusive services within the City of Canning (Project - August to December 2020)
  • Counselling and Advocacy Support for people with a disability -  These services are free, independent and confidential  (August onwards)
  • Department of Communities - Community Engagement Sessions - new Disability Office  (26 August 2020)
  • Youth Disability Advocacy Network - The UNLEASHED ​Project and further training opportunities (September onwards)
  • Mission Australia - "What's Out There?  Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilties in Perth" - Webinar (22 September 2020)
  • People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA) - Inaugural State Conference - Wembley (19th & 20th November 2020)
For questions relating to the above or for more specific access requirements, please contact the City of Canning - Disability Access & Social Inclusion Officer on 6350 7229.

Information, events and activities:

12-Week Club Renovation Toolkit Training – Creating Innovators from Renovators

The City of Canning has partnered with Inclusion Solutions to bring to our local clubs and groups FREE capacity building webinar training - please register your interest by 15 June 2020.
We have an amazing opportunity for our community groups, sporting and recreational clubs within the City of Canning to undertake the new “12 Week Club Renovation Toolkit” training.
This valuable training will give our local groups the tools to renovate their strategies and become innovators in the community.  The Club Renovation Toolkit is a 12-week program that teaches community groups, sporting and recreational clubs strategies and skills to improve how they operate and provide opportunities for people. 
The training is limited to 20 clubs within the City of Canning and these clubs will have access to two Zoom links for key club members to utilise.  These members will also be invited to join a closed Facebook group to connect with other participating clubs.
The twelve week program covers the following topics:
  • club attitudes
  • values, mission & vision
  • unlocking assets
  • creating opportunities
  • providing choice to members & volunteers
  • effective communication
  • creating positive partnerships
  • accessibility
  • future proofing.
Included in this program are three bonus skill building sessions that cover:
  • understanding your Facebook analytics
  • developing promotional materials
  • utilizing email automation.
Participants will be sent resources after each webinar, as well as a link to download, to share with other key club members.
Registration must be completed by 15 June 2020 as the training will commence on the 22 June 2020.
To register your interest, please go directly to the Inclusion Solutions website and complete the registration form.
Please feel free to share this information and if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Leesa at the City of Canning or Kiri from Inclusion Solutions on
For further information on this FREE training, please follow the attached link - 12 Week Club Renovation Toolkit - Information

Alzheimer's WA - Dementia Advisory Service & Adjusting to Change

Alzheimers WA is committed to supporting you and your family through these challenging times.

The Dementia Advisory Service is one of the ways to provide that support and the Alzheimers team can make an appointment to chat over the phone or via video call (which ever you prefer).  The team is available to offer support and to also link you with other services that may be suitable for you and your family.

The valuable 'Adjusting to Change' program is now delivered via video call over a six week period and will provide relevant information, emotional support and practical assistance for people in the early stage of dementia and their support person (family member or friend).

For further information please see the attached flyers - Dementia-Advisory-Service-Flyer  and  Alzheimers-Adjusting-to-Change-2020-Flyer

Mission Australia - NDIS Online Information Sessions - (August 2020)

Mission Australia will be holding several NDIS information sessions in August.
  • Understanding the NDIS
  • Preparing for your planning meeting
  • Self-management
  • Plan Management
  • Implementing your plan
  • Providing good evidence
For further details please call Mission Australia on (08) 9225 0400 or visit eventbrite on:  NDIS Online Information Sessions August 2020

Mission Australia - Mapping accessible and inclusive services within the City of Canning  (Project Duration - August to December 2020)

City of Canning has recently partnered with Mission Australia on a project which will focus on mapping the accessibility services and amenities available for people living with disability within the City of Canning.  This mapping will not only capture the physical accessibility spaces and areas within the City, but also provide an online resource focused on information provision, advocacy services, peak bodies, peer support groups, social inclusion, and specific disability/aged care programs and identify key community leaders in these areas.  Once identified this data will be made accessible for users via an interactive map, which will be hosted on the City of Canning website. The purpose of this interactive online map is to provide the community with important information about the available accessible services and activities within the City.  This will assist not only people with disability, but all members of the community to feel welcome and included within the City.  It will allow individuals and families to plan their activities and enjoy the City’s parks & gardens, sporting grounds, events & venues, places of worship, etc.  

This project has commenced and the first phase, mapping Council services and facilities, Social and Recreational activities and opportunities, will be completed by December 2020.

If you have any questions please call our City Access & Inclusion Officer on (08) 6350 7229 or visit our - Your Say Access and Inclusion page:

Counselling and Advocacy Support for people with a disability -  (August onwards)

The Australian Government is funding counselling and advocacy support services for:
  •  people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  •  anyone who is engaging with or affected by the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (‘the Disability Royal Commission’).
These services are free, independent and confidential.

The Australian Government understands that people engaging with or affected by the Disability Royal Commission may need support – and is funding a range of support services over the next three years.

Anyone who wishes to access this support does not need to make a submission or have any prior involvement with the Disability Royal Commission.
Contact the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 for counselling support, or ask to be connected to a counsellor or advocate near you

Department of Communities - Community Engagement Sessions - Disability Office  (26 August 2020)

The Department of Communities will be conducting community engagement sessions, open to all members of the public, on the establishment of a new disability office. The Department is keen to hear from a wide variety of people to gain feedback on what they think the functions and role of an office of disability should be and would like to also inform the local canning community as to what is happening in this space.
Further details can be found on the  Communities website.

Please see attached flyer with link to EventBrite to make your booking - Dept-Communities-OOD-Community-Engagment-flyer-V001_2

Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) - Training Opportunities   (September onwards  . . . )

The Youth Disability Advocacy Network (YDAN) would like to share with you inform on their new exciting entrepreneurship, employment, and public speaking training programs for Young People With Disability (YPWD), called UNLEASHED.

The UNLEASHED training program will build upon the successes, ideas, and principles of similar successful programs run by LGA's and disability inclusion organisations. Our specialist training facilitators, external experts, and volunteers will themselves have lived experience with a disability or access need. The program will be open and highly inclusive of young people in minority groups, who may not have access to similar training opportunities.

Just over a week ago, YDAN released a survey to better understand the specific areas YPWD would like to gain confidence in, as well as to understand the most significant barriers to employment they face due to workplaces lack of knowledge on disability. We are asking that:
  1. any Australian, of any age, with a disability fill in our survey, to let us know what they would’ve loved to have seen in a training program when they were younger, based on their experience with disability and barriers to employment
  2. young people with disability (YPWD, aka prospective participants) aged 14-25, to let us know what they want to see in a program like UNLEASHED and
  3. lastly, YPWD interested in participating in our project fill out our expression of interest built into the survey.
The brilliant team of trainers in UNLEASHED will use this survey information to tailor their content in order to be as relevant and useful as possible to the Western Australian community. To access the survey and complete your expression of interest in participating in this project, please register at the following link:

Further details and contact information for YDAN - Unleashed Information Flyer

Mission Australia - "What's Out There?  employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Perth" - Webinar (22 September 2020)

Mission Australia is excited to announce that they will be holding a webinar on Tuesday the 22 September, which will showcase some of the current employment related projects that organisations are delivering right here in Perth as part of the NDIA’s Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program. 
For further information, please access the following two links - ILC-Webinar-Flyer-22-Sept_3  and Presentation-Details-What-s-Out-There-Webinar-22-Sept_1
To secure your place at the webinar - please register here via Eventbrite:
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mission Aust. on (08) 9225 0400.

People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA) - Inaugural State Conference - Wembley  (19 and 20 November 2020)

People with Disability WA will be holding an inaugural State Conference in November.  This is WA's first conference led exclusively by people with disabilities and it is for people with lived experience, family members and professionals.  

This conference welcomes everyone and this event is inclusive of all types of disability, along with mental health issues and neurodiversity

If you have any queries or would like to get involved, please contact PWdWA directly on (08) 9420 7279 ext 717.

Early bird registrations close 31 August and final registrations close 2 November 2020- please see flyer for additional information - 2020S-PWdWA-State-Conference-2020

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