Hiring: Policy and Advocacy Officer

June 29, 2021

WWDACT is looking for an experienced and passionate Policy and Advocacy Officer to further our advocacy and policy projects. We are looking for someone who has experience with research, policy, community surveys and analysis and systemic advocacy. This position is located in Civic, Canberra. A Working With Vulnerable People Card is required. Women, non-binary and

Respite Effect and Recovery Grant Announcement

June 23, 2021

As of Monday the 21st of June, new applications for the Respite Effect and Recovery Grant will no longer be accepted. Approved applications received after this date may be considered but may not receive payment. The grant is now on the verge of exhausting the additional $50,000 in funding that was recently made available under

Event: Disabled Voices – A performance and Networking arts event in Canberra

May 3, 2021

An inclusive and fun afternoon of visual and performance art from amazing disabled women and non binary humans   WWDACT & Empress Eyrie Presents ‘Disabled Voices’ A networking and performance arts event showcasing disabled talent for the Canberra community. We invite you to join us for a lovely free afternoon of music, performance art and

Respite and Recovery Grants

April 21, 2021

The Respite Effect and Recovery Grants (the Grants), funded under the COVID-19 Disability Strategy, provide financial support to relieve pressures experienced in the home environments of people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 health emergency.   If you’re a person with disability, or a carer or family member, you may be eligible to

Media Release: Former WWDACT Board Chair Sue Salthouse awarded a Special Posthumous Award at the ACT Women’s Award

March 19, 2021

Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) would like to thank the ACT Office for Women and Minister Yvette Berry for awarding former Board Chair Sue Salthouse a Special Posthumous Commendation at last night’s ACT Women’s Awards. “Sue was a powerful advocate, whose work affected thousands of women and girls across the nation. Her commendation tonight was

Hiring: COVID-19 Outreach and Recovery Project Officer

January 13, 2021

WWDACT is looking for a short-term project officer to help us with our communications, consultation and advocacy during COVID-19. We are looking for someone who has experience in community surveys and analysis, social media, outreach and systemic advocacy. This position will be working from home using Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud based software, so

WWDACT is looking for a new CEO!

September 14, 2020

Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is looking for an enthusiastic Chief Executive Officer to join our team.   About WWDACT: Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is a systemic advocacy and peer support organisation for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT and region. WWDACT follows a human rights philosophy, based

WWDACT ACT Election Platform 2020

August 3, 2020

WWDACT is the representative body for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT. With the ACT election coming up in October 2020, we are seeking commitments from the candidates in the 5 areas of our strategic plan to support access and inclusion in the ACT community. WWDACT calls on all

Family Notice – Sue Salthouse

July 28, 2020

Sue was a wonderful stepmother to Karyn, Ruth and Alex, mum to Luisa, grandmother to Jenara and Yilani, and mother-in-law to Adam, Ta and Chris. We thank everyone for respecting our privacy as we grieve and collect ourselves, and plan how we celebrate Sue’s life with her family, friends, fellow activists, and colleagues. There will

In Memory of Sue Salthouse

July 27, 2020

Written by: Christina Ryan, CEO, Disability Leadership Institute and Carolyn Frohmader, CEO, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Good leaders build more leaders. Sue Salthouse’s legacy was building leaders. She was associated with many organisations, sat on numerous boards and committees, was passionate about multiple causes; however, throughout that work Sue was developing others to be