Wheelchair Sports NSW, formed in 1961, is a charity responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of wheelchair sports in NSW.
Our vision – to enrich the lives of people with a disability through participation in sport.
Sport is a powerful rehabilitation tool for those who have suffered catastrophic injury, and a strong integrating force for those with a disability living in a predominately able bodied society. For many individuals, participation in wheelchair sports is an important pathway to social connection, forming lifelong friendships, increasing confidence, social skills and independence. Most importantly, sport provides an opportunity for our members to maintain or improve their health and wellbeing.
WS NSW provide sporting programs, loan sports wheelchairs, facilities, access to coaching and mentoring, junior programs, financial assistance and professional support staff for people with physical disability (ranging from spinal cord injury, spina bifida, amputation, paraplegia, quadriplegia to other similar disabling conditions). Our members range from 8-80 years of age, live throughout NSW and are beginners through to elite athletes.
For further information visit wsnsw.org.au or call us on 02 9809 5260
Canberra Police Community Youth Club is a not-for-profit organisation that has provided a platform to engage with young people and the community since 1957. While community engagement originally focused on sports activities and social events, our services have now evolved into an holistic approach to social edification. Today, the Canberra PCYC provides leading and innovative services for young people and their families across the ACT.The Canberra PCYC have an enthusiastic case management team who are dedicated to client driven outcomes. Our case management framework encompasses a flexible, creative, strengths-based approach to supporting individuals and families in need.The Canberra PCYC run recreational-based early intervention, as well as crime prevention and reduction, and youth crime diversion programs for vulnerable young people. These are targeted programs for young people who are exhibiting anti-social behaviour, disengagement from school, or are engaging in low-grade petty crime.Canberra PCYC is committed to seeing lives changed.Whatever journey people may have been on, it is our mission to empower people to create pathways to a better future for themselves
Canley Heights PS has an enrolment of 610 students K-6 and 20 preschool students. It is located in South Western Sydney in a low/medium density residential area in the Fairfield Local Government Area with a large portion of families living in Government Housing. Our school is also a feeder to a Women's Refuge for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Our families come from predominately low socio-economic backgrounds. Our 2013 FOIE is 156 which states that we have 463 students/families that are recognised in the first 2 quarters. As a result CHPS teachers work extremely hard to provide our student’s with the best educational teaching and learning programs and to ensure that our students wellbeing is at the forefront of all that we do. Just over 90% of our students come from language backgrounds other than English and are supported by significant EAL/D and Community Language programs as well as targeted literacy and numeracy initiatives.The school has an ongoing commitment to the development and delivery of quality teaching and learning programs with an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. This is achieved through a strong, strategic professional development program for all teaching staff. The integration of technology into all areas of teaching and learning helps create a rich, engaging learning environment for students.Our school’s purpose is to provide our students with the academic, cultural and social skills they will need for continued lifelong learning and to have positive aspirations for a productive and bright future.
For 40 years, the volunteers of Special Olympics Australia have been creating accessible sports training, coaching and competition opportunities for people with an intellectual disability so that they can reach their personal best, in sport and in life. Sports training is offered week-in and week-out in local communities across the country, and competition occurs regularly from local, state, national and international level.
Whether you’re in mountains, forests, deserts or cities – you need the ocean. And the ocean needs you.
Take 3 is leading a movement of people who are connected to the planet to remove plastic pollution from the environment and support measures to prevent waste and pollution.
Our education programs in schools, surf clubs, communities and online focus on inspiration and participation. We believe everyone has the power to take action and create positive change, no matter where they are.
Simply Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or...anywhere and you've made a difference.
The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and by doing so equips them to participate meaningfully in society.
Since opening its first Academy for 25 boys in 2000 the Foundation has grown to cater for over 5,600 boys in 96 schools across Western Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The Foundation believes that failure to experience achievement when young, coupled with a position of under-privilege can lead to alienation, anger and more serious consequences. As a prelude to tackling these and other issues, participants are first provided with an opportunity to succeed and in turn raise their self-esteem.
Charity Bounce is a not for profit organisation that exists to inspire positive change to overcome disadvantage for individuals and communities. With a focus on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders and Culturally diverse communities, including newly arrived refugees, we aim to move people toward a more positive future through the development of sports, the arts, health, education and employment focused social programs. The programs are delivered in partnership with professional sports, engaging professional athletes to motivate change and inspire young people by providing access to 'out of reach' opportunities related to the world of basketball and other sports.
Shooting Stars was launched in 2015 and is currently operating in eight communities across Western Australia: Halls Creek, Derby, Carnarvon, Mullewa, Meekatharra, Narrogin, Leonora and Laverton with our 23 staff working with almost 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island (ATSI) girls and young women.
Based within schools, Shooting Stars is an education engagement program comprising of activities inclusive of sports, health & wellbeing sessions and reward activities designed to improve educational attainment of ATSI girls through improved school attendance (to a minimum of 80-90%), while challenging participants to improve their attitudes and behaviours at school. The Shooting Stars model also grows local role models through traineeships and employment opportunities. Of our current team, 85% are Aboriginal women and are critical to our success, as is the 66% Aboriginal membership of the Glass Jar Australia Board (GJA).
Waves of Wellness, or WOW, is a for-purpose mental health charity committed to changing lives through innovative mental health programs.
We work with people from all walks or life, including those at risk of, or currently experiencing mental health issues in the community. Our programs spread across surf therapy, education and corporate spaces, and are based on our three pillars of wellness:
Our vision is a world where invisible mental health issues are treated like any other physical injury, where there’s no social stigma, and people struggling don’t have to go it alone.
Mental health is not just about dealing with crisis, it’s also about finding healthy outlets for people who are struggling, recovering and doing fine. By increasing awareness, conversations and connection, we aim to change the way mental health is viewed and treated.
Join us on our journey for positive mental health and wellbeing, and become a member of the WOW community!
The Can Too Foundation is a Health Promotion Foundation that transforms lives through fun, fitness, friends and fundraising. Beginners and experienced people alike are given professional coaching as part of a team to run or swim and bike in events – including marathon, half marathon 10km and 7 or 14km relay runs; as well as ocean swims and triathlons. In return, participants raise valuable funds that go directly towards funding brilliant, innovative cancer researchers. Can Too is for everybody.
Operating since 2006, Koya Aboriginal Corporation (Koya) is a 100% Aboriginal owned not-for-profit organisation. Guided and led by Aboriginal people and with a focus on engaging and retaining Aboriginal staff, the organisation’s mission is to ensure Aboriginal lives, heritage and identify are strong, empowered and thriving. We are an inclusive community group that welcomes other vulnerable children and families and we use our Kinship Care model to connect communities to each other. Underpinning Koya’s delivery of services and programs is the Pindi Pindi Centre of Research Excellence which, through research and evaluation based on the principles of sustainability, empowerment and cultural security, provides evidence to inform program development, implementation and delivery.
Here are some of our projects:
Kaat, Koort n Hoops (KKnH) - Link >Kaat, Koort n Hoops (Head, Heart and Hoops) is a sports and wellbeing program for children and young people.
Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) - Link >Kinship Empowerment Program (KEP) operate various activities that include engagement and meetings with key stakeholders, visits to school, delivering workshops, community gatherings targeted at students in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Guthoo: We are One, Kalgoorlie Youth Project - Link >The untimely death of an Aboriginal young person in 2016 highlighted community concern for stronger engagement with youth, demonstrated by the high rate of youth antisocial behaviour occurring in the community.
Mooditj Relationships - Link >The Mooditj Relationships project will develop, pilot and evaluate a holistic, strengths-based, culturally safe and effective, resilience and relationships education program for Aboriginal young people aged 10-14 years.
See more at our projects page - Link >
Koya has a number of plans in place that are being execute short, mid and long term over a number of years, such as the Partnership Development Plan which is intended to provide a practical, realistic and achievable framework for the transition of Aboriginal community development to community thriving.
Koya has operated in the Swan region for ten years and has served all members of that community, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, in a variety of different ways. We believe in empowering people to achieve their goals by providing the tools and support to put their own ideas and initiatives in motion. Koya aims to create an innovative and sustainable community owned and controlled Aboriginal business that:
CAN is incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Surfers Healing Australia in 2019!
Details about registration will be coming soon, but make sure you SAVE THE DATE!
February 23rd & 26th – ManlyFebruary 24th – CronullaMarch 2nd – Gold Coast
In order to make this happen, we would appreciate your help. Any donation, large or small, will make a huge difference to our ability to put on these events at no cost to families.
What is Surfers Healing? www.surfershealing.org
Surfers Healing introduces and provides the unique experience of surfing to children on the autism spectrum. We ride waves together and tap into the tranquillity of the ocean to help calm the sensory overload that can often accompany autism.
On the surface, it seems simple, our surf days give children with autism and their families a fun, engaging day at the beach. But go deeper, and you’ll see it’s so much more than that. Through the simple act of surfing, we’re defying the status quo.When we help kids get up on a board, we’re challenging preconceived notions of capability. When we encourage participants to dive in, we’re supporting them to engage with the world. And when we go out and ride waves together, we’re empowering families to believe their kids ‘can’.
Souths Cares is an independent charity with close affiliations to the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Our charter is to support disadvantaged and marginalised youth and their families through delivering programs in education, training, health and employment.
Youth Reach provides 11-24 year olds with inspiration, encouragement, support and a fun place to hang out. Our programs include a drop-in youth centre, case management and psychology programs, recreational activities, as well as a series of outreach programs designed to improve young lives.
Based in Brookvale, Youth Reach offers a free support service enriching the lives of young people by providing them with physical, social and emotional support. Friendly, qualified staff are there to welcome young people who simply feel like dropping in or want to access a diverse range of free activities.
Youth Reach is also a provider of the Department of Education’s Youth Connections program designed to provide a safety net for young people living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney who are disengaged – or who are at risk of becoming disengaged – from education. The Youth Connections Program provides young people who have left school, or who are thinking of leaving school, the support and guidance to reconnect with an education pathway that will ultimately lead to a Year 12 (or equivalent) level of education. Our experienced staff members are dedicated to providing assistance to children and young people who need extra support. Children and young people in the program benefit from one-on-one care through our case management and/or psychology services. A highly experienced team member is assigned to work with the young person to overcome the barriers they currently face, so that they find a renewed desire for education.
Our team members also regularly visit schools and areas where young people congregate and engage with them through outreach activities.
We’re a charitable trust affiliated to the Anglican Church. We have been helping those most in need in the Wellington region for 115 years having been formed in 1904 from St. Peter’s Church. In 1929, an Act of Parliament established The Mission as a separate entity.
Through our four programmes — Mission for Independence, Mission for Youth, Mission for Families, and Mission for Seniors — we provide holistic practical support to a broad range of people. These include struggling families, at-risk youth and vulnerable older people. The assistance we provide includes food parcels, hot meals, advocacy, alternative education, financial mentoring, and social work support. We also operate a residential facility called Kemp Home and Hospital, providing rest home and hospital level support and transition housing.
We are open to anyone who needs assistance, regardless of their religious belief, age, ethnicity or social background. Together, we work to identify and address people’s underlying issues to create positive outcomes.
First Hike Project Inc. aims to make all newly arrived youth from refugee and migrant backgrounds feel welcome and involved in their new country by taking them on fully-funded overnight hiking and camping adventures.
Ausdance NSW was established in 1986 as the dedicated service provider for dance in the state. Funded principally by the NSW Government through Create NSW it is the key support and advocacy body for dance creation, presentation, and participation across the state.
Whether you are a professional dancer, independent or commercial, organisation or company, dance fan, or a dance parent, being a member of Ausdance NSW can help you engage with the sector and join us in being a champion for dance in New South Wales. With your membership, you will be provided with ticket giveaways and discounts as well as incentives like our Innovating Dance Practice program in partnership with Create NSW and the DAIR Dance Artist in Residence program.
Rainbow Club Australia provides swimming lessons for 500+ children with disabilities at 16 locations across NSW.
Our seventeen clubs in NSW provide swimming lessons for children with a disability. They operate during the four school terms and, thanks to many generous supporters and fundraisers, all lessons are both individualised and heavily subsidised.
At Rainbow Club, we believe that learning to swim is a right for all children, including those with a disability, and we recognise that concentrated and individual focus helps those with a disability acquire the skills needed to stay safe in an aquatic environment.
Our goal is to cure and prevent cancer. Through our tours and events, we raise vital funds for the world-class cancer projects that will have the biggest impact. And we raise awareness about cancer prevention to school children through our Be Fit, Be Happy, Be Healthy program. Join us.
Football United is a program at School of Public Health and Community Medicine at University of NSW established in 2006. It uses the magic of football to bring people together for the common goal of creating harmonious and cohesive societies. We aim to build capacity of communities and improve the skills of people in diverse areas that includes high proportions of refugee, migrant and Indigenous Australian children, youth and families.
The Association of SA Blind Sporting Clubs is the representative body in South Australia of blind and vision impaired sports persons.
The Association will actively encourage blind and vision impaired persons to take part in the sport of their choice by promoting and developing competitive and recreational sports of all kinds, by obtaining and circulating the relevant information and rules, seeking the necessary funding and representing their interests in appropriate areas.
In 2006, John and Justine Perkins, lost their baby daughter, Olivia, at just 8 months old, to a rare disease. In the darkest grief parents could experience, the Perkins felt compelled to transform their tragedy into a positive for others and create a lasting legacy in their daughter’s memory. Six weeks later, Touched by Olivia Foundation was created.
During Olivia’s sickness, the Perkins realised the blunt reality that many children, including children with disabilities, are not afforded a basic human right—the opportunity to play. They decided that the very cornerstone of Olivia’s legacy must be born out of play for all, where everyone would belong, regardless of difference. It was clear to the Perkins that the perfect environment to fulfill their dream and be true to Olivia’s memory, was through the creation of inclusive playspaces, called Livvi’s Places.
Did you know:
1 in 100 children are on the Autism Spectrum25% of Australian children are overweight1 in 5 Australians have a disabilityPlay is the foundation of our social skillsThe Touched by Olivia Family works hard to ensure that government, corporate and communities collaborate together to create inclusive playspaces.
In less than 10 years, Touched by Olivia has spread its wings and opened 21 Livvi’s Places across Australia. These playspaces are underpinned by the principles of universal design and reinforce the basic right that every child needs to play. Many more playspaces are planned to help Touched by Olivia reach its ultimate goal – to become redundant. This will happen when every playspace in Australia considers the needs of all people.
Sportability jobs in sport & sporting moments with a difference that make a difference. Partnering with the AFL, AFLUA and Apricot Consulting to provide unique experiences for people with a disability.
We work towards a world where people live free of poverty with the opportunity and the ability to shape their own lives.We exist to relieve poverty in a tangible way and provide long-term solutions through the delivery of quality aid and development projects together with our partners around the world.Global Development Group, established in 2002, is a Brisbane-based, Australian-founded non-government overseas humanitarian development organisation. Our passion is to provide comprehensive quality management to help achieve development effectiveness, together with our partners, in our aid and development projects and activities around the world.
Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.Surf Life Saving Australia represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world.
Surf Life Saving is a not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorship and some Government grants.
Surf Life Saving volunteers need your help to keep our beaches safe.