Inclusive - information and activities
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:
- LIve Your Potential NDIS Expo 2021 - Cannington Showground on 5 October, 2021 (11am - 3pm)
- 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
- FLOW Festival 2021 - Festival of Deaf Arts by the Australian Deaf Community (18 - 23 Sept 2021)
- 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 & Inclusion - information and activities
LIve Your Potential NDIS Expo 2021
- Cannington Showgrounds, Albany Highway, Cannington on 5th October, 2021 (11am - 3pm).
The City of Canning is proudly supporting the Live-Your-Potential-NDIS-Expo-5-October-2021
which is being held at the Cannington Showground on Tuesday 5th
October, 2021. This is a fun FREE day out for community to meet NDIS providers and join in some fun activities. All profits from this event will be donated to charity in the disability sector. The aim of the expo is to empower people living with disability, their families, and supporters through increasing awareness of the various NDIS services, supports and products that are available to them.
The public can visit the Expo for free and exhibits will include health products, local, state-wide, and national services that can provide NDIS participants with supports in a range of categories - including.
- Equipment & consumables
- Rights & Empowerment support
- Nursing care supports
- Allied Health
- Support Coordination
- Plan Management
- Daily Living supports
- Community Participation supports
If you, your organisation or community group would like to be part of this amazing event – please contact the organisers via email: email@example.com or call 1800 411 818 – to see how you can be involved. Please click on the following link for a copy of the registration form - LYP-2021-Registration-Fom
We look forward to seeing you at the Expo in October.
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 WOW Choir 2021
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.
Flow Festival 2021 - Festival of Deaf Arts by the Australian Deaf Community (18 - 23 September 2021)
FLOW festival will deliver a vibrant and unique festival of Deaf Arts by the Australian Deaf Community from 18-23 September, 2021. FLOW will launch with a live event which will be live streamed to all states. Each state will host the FLOW launch with a Deaf Arts event. The festival will showcase Auslan and Australian Sign Language through many different artistic forms. Auslan storytelling, Deaf Slam Poetry, dance, theatre, short films screening, children's art activities, workshops, talks, Deaf indigenous storytelling / art workshops, Queer Arts and Deaf Blind Arts are some of exciting art events planned by the FLOW Festival 2021.
Members of the Deaf community are invited to participate in this festival - either as participants or guests. Event organisers are now taking registrations. There is no registration fee for artists, performers, producers, workshop facilitators and presenters. Please see the attached flyer for more information on how to get involved - FLOW Festival Flyer - 18-23 September 2021
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