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Message from Paul Fleay, CEO…

This month we were really thrilled to appoint four incredible sportspeople as ambassadors for our organisation.

As part of their ‘induction’ into Inclusion WA, we invited them in, had a cup of tea with them and talked about the work that we do and why we are so passionate about it.

We spoke about social connections, acceptance and education – what we need to do as individuals to be more inclusive, and what changes need to take place in the community.

This conversation is one that we would love to have with every Western Australian – to be able to sit down and explain that social inclusion is able to improve the mental health and well being of all Australians, that it can help to create a stronger, fairer community and that it opens doors for people that were previously closed.

It is our hope that their profile will help in our efforts of having this conversation with everyone. That through them, we can talk to a greater number of people and that each of these people, in their own way, will become an ambassador for inclusion.

I would like to thank the ambassadors for their involvement with us, and look forward to the year ahead with them.

You can read more about each ambassador below.

Inclusion WA Quiz Night

Inclusion WA Quiz Night

Hurry, there are still a few tables available for our Quiz Night this July! There are some great auction items and prizes to win - including a training session with Kieran Longbottom.

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Four Ambassadors for Inclusion WA

Matthew Knight

We are excited to have four incredible sportspeople join our organisation as ambassadors.

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Wildcats at the Everyone’s Game Carnival!

Brad Robbins and Players

Organised by Basketball WA in conjunction with Inclusion WA, the Everyone’s Game Carnival bought together basketball groups from all over Perth for one day of fierce competition. 

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Hockey 4 All Expands


Three clubs have now signed on to be part of the very popular Hockey 4 All Program.

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Member Story

Member Story

The Community Inclusion (ATE) program is is an individualised, one-to-one support program in which we work with individuals, their family and other supports to develop and implement a tailored individual plan that will seek to expand networks, get people actively involved in their community and create lifelong opportunities.

Kristy Macnamara, the Community Inclusion Program Manager shares a story about Kate:

We met with Kate and her family in a series of planning sessions. In these, Kate shared with us that she is a country girl who moved to the city and loves animals. From these identifed interests, we started to research opportunities for volunteer roles in animals shelters.

We found that Kaarakin, an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre, had volunteering opportunities. We had conversations with Kaarakin General Manager Chris who met with Kate and her Community Inclusion Officer to identify potential roles that Kate could be involved in.

When Kate started her volunteer role at Kaarakin, she worked closely with another employee. He was able to support Kate to learn her new role, teaching and encouraging her to do things that were both new and familiar to her.

Kate was able to build her confidence and learned to drive the off road vehicle to carry the animal feed around the Centre.

Kate was also given the opportunity to take part in assisting Kaarakin to identify which Kangaroos were going to be released back into the bush after rehabilitation.

During her time with Kaarakin, Kate developed important skills in learning from others and meeting and connecting with people who share her passion. It has lead to Kate wanting to seek employment working in other areas with animals, and we think she has a bright future ahead of her.


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.)