Get involved in making Canberra inclusive and accessible for all

 

Comprehensive information for all matters related to COVID-19 is available on the ACT Government COVID-19 website

 

The INVOLVED website puts you in touch with activities happening to create a more inclusive community for all people. 

 

On this website you can find out more about Inclusive and accessible communities; Rights protection, justice and legislation; Housing; Personal and community support; Learning and skills; Health and wellbeing; Employment and volunteering; and Transport

 

In the What's On section, read the latest News and learn about or submit events focused on disability inclusion, happening in the Canberra region. 

 

In the Our Foundations section, find out more about how the ACT Government Office for Disability and allies across government, business and community are supporting inclusion to happen.  

 

 

 

Nominations for the 2023 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards are now open.

There are 12 awards across 4 categories.

For more information on the award categories and how to nominate, please see the Community Services Directorate website.

  

 

Stories of Inclusion across Canberra

Given the impacts of the COVID-19 Health Emergency, the 2021 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards was unable to be held.

However, to celebrate the inclusion, support and engagement of people with disability a series of videos were released in 2021, each with a specific theme which align with Inclusion Awards categories and highlights great examples of progress made towards better inclusion in our community.

The Chief Minister’s message and the Inclusion and Employment video were released on I-Day and the Inclusion in Housing looks at how easy it can be to create livable housing. 

The Inclusion in Government Health Services video highlights the establishment of the Access and Sensory Vaccination Clinic in Canberra.

The Inclusion in Business video looks at how businesses in Canberra have risen to the challenge during the pandemic to provide inclusive access and services like working from home technology, contactless delivery, and telehealth appointments.

There's a video highlighting Canberra justice organisations who are working to ensure their services are inclusive and accessible so people with disability have equal access to justice.

Plus a video highlighting disability providers, carers and support workers who supported vulnerable members of the ACT community during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the lockdown in the second half of last year.

And finally there's a beautiful tribute to the late Sue Salthouse.

 

To celebrate and acknowledge the individuals, organisations and businesses nominated in 2021, a series of social media posts were also released via Involved FaceBook.

The posts highlight the achievements of people who were nominated and their stories have been collated here on the Involved website.

We hope you enjoy these stories of inclusion happening across Canberra.