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Message from Paul Fleay, CEO…

Many of us have hundreds of social connections. Our family, friends, colleagues, sporting teams or schools all provide us with social interaction every day.

You may wake up, talk to your partner, laugh with your kids, chat to a friend on the phone. You arrive at work, share a coffee with a colleague, go for lunch with a group.

For someone who is socially isolated, they may have very few, if any, of these social connections.

Inclusion WA aims to empower these individuals to become actively involved in their community and forge these essential connections.

Why? Because really connecting with the world around us is what makes life worth living.  If you consider your most precious memories they are probably with other people, when you were doing something beyond your personal satisfaction.

And it is these everyday or remarkable moments that are spent with others, which fill us with inspiration and liveliness and truly enrich our lives.

Inclusion is about being part of a whole, having the opportunity to take risks, make choices, make mistakes, be independent as possible and enjoy participating in recreation, arts, sport and leisure alongside other people in the community.

We wholeheartedly believe in the importance of social inclusion and the many benefits it can offer individuals and communities. This newsletter, our first, provides a snapshot of what we do and hopefully, tells the story of inclusion. Enjoy.

We're on Facebook!

We're on Facebook!

Inclusion WA is on Facebook! We are so excited to launch our page and spread the message about the importance of social inclusion!

Follow the link below and 'like' our page for all the latest info about our programs and events as well as photos, videos, news and other fun things that we think you'll love.

We are really passionate about educating the community about social inclusion and the many benefits that an inclusive community can offer to all people. Share our page with your friends and become an ambassador for inclusion!

Head to our fancy new Facebook page here!


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Sports Day Promotes Inclusive Communities

Kids having fun!

Inclusion WA and Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC) first ever Inclusion Sports Day was a huge success.

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Our Inclusive Sport Program in Karratha Keeps Growing!

Basketball fun

We headed up north to Karratha for the holidays again, where the Inclusive Holiday Program continues to go from strength to strength.

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In this issue, we would like to introduce you to the newest program at Inclusion WA: ActiveSmart.
ActiveSmart aims to up skill individuals who support people experiencing mental illness, in order to increase their participation in physical activity. This helps to address individual barriers and establish connections within their community.

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Little Athletics 4 All Starts with a Bang


Children of all abilities came together to try Athletics 4 All on a fine and sunny Anzac Day.

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Brothers Walk 115km for Nine Holes!

David and Michael Oliver

Two sports mad brothers will go the extra mile to play a round of golf this June – walking 115km in 24 hours before having a hit, all to raise money and awareness for Inclusion WA.

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Member Story

Member Story

Each month, one of our staff will tell one of the amazing stories about the people we are lucky enough to work with.

Youth Connect is one of our newest programs, and is for teenagers (12 to 17 years old) living with a disability who would like to be more involved in their community or who are currently disconnected from school and/or community life.

Jessica Kain, the Youth Connect Program Coordinator, shares a story about Jamie:

Jamie has a large supportive family who do nearly everything together. When Jamie started Youth Connect, he and his family agreed that they would like him to find an activity to participate in without his brothers and cousins in order to meet new people.

After researching tennis clubs and lessons in his area, Jamie I started playing tennis in October 2011 and he still loves going, he even asked for a new tennis racquet for Christmas!

Jamie has proven that his Cerebral Palsy is not a barrier to joining a mainstream tennis club and has also achieved his original goal of making new friends.

His family have said that playing the new sport has improved his confidence and that he has since developed ‘more of a social life than the rest of us’. Jamie will be continuing with his tennis but has also built up the confidence to start other activites by himself  to further improve his fitness.

You can read more about Youth Connect here


2012 Partners of Inclusion WA

Beilby Consulting Telethon - 7 Perth

Supporters of Inclusion WA

Department of Sport and Recreation Lotterywest Support Disability Services Commission
Ausrapid Act-Belong-Commit (Mentally Healthy W.A.)