Notice of WWDACT AGM – 29 November 2019

October 30, 2019

30/10/19 Dear WWDACT Members,   Notice of Women with Disabilities ACT Annual General Meeting   The Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) ABN 74 908 530 982 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday the 29th of November 2019 from 6:30pm to 7pm on level 4 of the Marie Reay Teaching Building, 155 University Ave,

Volunteer Opportunity: Health Position Paper

August 22, 2019

WWDACT is looking for a volunteer to write a position paper on Health and Wellbeing for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT. Availability of appropriate health services is a major issue for many of our members, and we’d like to write a paper on the Ideal Health System, considering

WWDACT has moved!

July 31, 2019

WWDACT has moved in with YWCA Canberra at level 2, 71 Northbourne Avenue! Update your address books! We’re going to be expanding our team – make sure you apply for the Organisational Development Officer or Peer Leader roles by Monday August 5th if you want to join us! We’d like to thank Allied Pickfords for

Organisational Development Officer

July 8, 2019

WWDACT is looking for an organisational development officer to build our capacity for engagement with our community and create sustainability. Duties will include: Re-developing our representatives’ program, including training policy, selection procedures and guidelines Refreshing our membership kit, to ensure WWDACT members have the knowledge and tools they need to participate in our work Creating

Seeking Peer Leaders!

July 8, 2019

WWDACT is looking for two peer leaders to run workshops as part of our NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Project. We’re looking for women or non-binary people with disabilities to run sessions about supported decision making and self-advocacy. You will help develop the curriculum and resources for the sessions, and run 10 sessions for the

WWDACT Response to ACT Budget 2019-2020

June 6, 2019

WWDACT’s Response to the ACT Budget The 2019-2020 ACT Budget has over all made some good commitments regarding the NDIS, chronic health management, housing and transport. You can read the budget papers on the ACT Treasury website. Starting next year, the budget will be accompanied by social well-being indicators. WWDACT urges the government to prioritise

Sue Salthouse on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

May 20, 2019

Sus Salthouse joined Adam Shirley on ABC Radio Canberra Mornings on Friday May 17th for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Listen to the interview or read the transcript below.   Transcript Adam Shirley 0:00 Now but put yourself in the shoes of someone who lives with a disability do so by answering this question. How

Calvary Hospital and CIT Bruce Free Shuttle Bus

April 29, 2019

Transport Canberra is running a trial of a free accessible shuttle bus from Belconnen to Calvary Hospital and CIT Bruce. The shuttle is open to all members of the public who need it, including disabled people, parents with prams, and older people. The shuttle will run from 9am – 5pm on weekdays. The stops run

WWDACT’s Guide to the 2019 Federal Election

April 18, 2019

UPDATE 14/05: With the Election drawing close, you can find our your local candidates and the order of the ballot paper using this chat bot from the AEC. We’ve also prepared simple lists in ballot order so you can plan your vote before you head to the polls Candidate list for Bean Candidate list for

Community Engagement Officer

April 2, 2019

We are seeking a Community Engagement Officer! Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is looking for an enthusiastic and driven Community Engagement Officer to join our team.   About WWDACT: Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT). WWDACT is a systemic advocacy and peer support organisation for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the