The Shire of York has been selected by the Department of Communities to participate in the Socially Inclusive Communities WA for 2019/20 which provides support to sports clubs and community groups by building capacity, increasing knowledge and developing skills to ensure that people with disability are valued and included within local activities.


Community Clubs Mentoring

As part of this initiative, the Shire is offering FREE mentoring opportunities with Inclusion Solutions for local community clubs and groups.

Specialising in the empowerment of local clubs and organisations, Inclusion Solutions have a variety of resources, tools and knowledge to positively influence clubs/groups to be successful and reflective of our whole community. The mentoring relationship will be specific to each club and provide a platform for community groups to attract resources, members and volunteers.

Local groups successful in applying for mentoring will be provided best-practice frameworks to follow to be more inclusive and connected within their local community. Local community clubs interested in taking part in this mentoring opportunity are invited to express their interest by Monday 4 November 2019. 

Expression of Interest form – Download Here

Inclusion Workshops

Inclusion Solutions will also be delivering three FREE workshops for Shire of York Clubs and Organisations over the next 12 months.

Workshop 1: Attracting Talent and Time Through Inclusion for Stronger Communities by Inclusion Solutions

Tuesday 10 December 12.30pm - 2.30pm - York Recreation and Convention Centre


This workshop is aimed at understanding the foundations of inclusion and how this can assist you in attracting talent & time to your community group, club or business. The interactive workshop will promote a level of knowledge and confidence to ensure you and your organisation are more inclusive and welcoming of all people, particularly those from low-participation backgrounds.

In this training you will learn about:

  • Principles of social inclusion
  • Terminology Social Role Valorization
  • The Art of Asking
  • How to attract talent & time
  • Where to find talent
  • Implementing strategies

Registrations – please email records@york.wa.gov.au or call (08) 9641 2233.

This workshop is part of the Socially Inclusive Communities WA program in partnership between the Shire of York and Inclusion Solutions. For more information on the Socially Inclusive Communities WA program, including information on how your community organisation or club can access free mentorship in the area of inclusion please contact Joanna Bryant, Project Officer on (08) 9641 2233.

For more information on the Socially Inclusive Communities WA initiative, please contact Joanna Bryant, Project Officer on (08) 9641 2233 or email records@york.wa.gov.au