An ambitious initiative that is tackling disadvantage in the G21 region celebrated a key milestone, bringing together philanthropic, business, government and community organisations to sign a Compact recognising that ‘addressing disadvantage is everybody’s business’.
Five women with a disability from the Surf Coast Shire have continued to develop a community awareness campaign to encourage others to reTHINK disABILITY, following their participation in last year’s successful Enabling Women program. This Program focused on building participants’ self-understanding and skills in networking, communication, advocacy and understanding principles of human rights.
Bannockburn and Colac will get new men’s sheds as part of the latest round of State Government grants. Families and Children Minister Jenny Mikakos announced the grant winners at the opening of the Melbourne Men’s Shed at Federation Square.
Otway Health have recently welcomed their new CEO. Debra Cerasa, who started in the role in August of this year, and is now living in Apollo Bay, has a wealth of experience from a national and international career in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Attitudes which support a lack of equality and respect are linked with increased risk for women. The workplace is an effective setting for changing these attitudes. The Equal Footing toolkit is a practical guide for leaders, teams and individuals to drive change in their workplace.
Nominations for the 2015 National Disability Awards are now open, giving Australians the chance to celebrate the people and organisations that have made a positive impact on the lives of people with disability.