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Activ Foundation

Western Australians with disability are able to find employment, a place to live, travel and recreation options, and much more through the State-wide network of Activ.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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Description

Activ has a fascinating history firmly based on the twin pillars of family and community.

We were officially formed in 1951 by a group of parents who wanted to give their intellectually disabled children a better life. Until then, children with intellectual disability were institutionalised alongside men and women with mental illness.

The organisation was originally called the Slow Learning Children's Group and dedicated to their cause. Families spent countless hours fundraising and lobbying governments for change.

As awareness flourished, the Group's early inspired farm project grew to embrace homes, transport, schools and sheltered workshops.

Today, we are continuing to grow to meet the changing needs of another generation. While the spirit of the founders is always with us, we have modernised our facilities, introduced new occupations and leisure activities and offer a broader range of services to support the whole-of-life needs of an ageing population.

Our earliest members would be proud to see we are the largest provider of services to people with disability in Western Australia, with more than 100 facilities throughout the State. 

AIM WA

AIM WA is a private not-for-profit organisation committed to the development and performance improvement of its Personal and Corporate Members across the commercial, government, community sector.

  • Type:Association,Non Government

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The Australian Institute of Management in Western Australia (AIM WA) aspires to be an international leader in shaping management, leadership and organisational excellence in Australia and our region.

AIM WA & UWA Business School Executive Education

AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education combines the best of both Worlds – the intellectual power of one of the world’s top 100 universities with the expertise of WA's leading training provider

  • Type:Association

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  • Education:University

Description

AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education lives the values of partnership it espouses: from its origins as a joint venture between two pre-eminent education and training organisations through to its operational relationships with client organisations.

Autism West

Autism West Support Inc is a not for profit organisation that provides a range of services to people who are affected by Autism.

  • Type:Volunteer,Charity,DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Disabilities

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  • Employees (FTE):12
  • Established:2000

Description

<p> Autism West is associated with the South West Autism Network (SWAN). SWAN is a not for profit, charitable organisation supporting the families in the south west region of Western Australia living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.</p> <p> We have many activities and programs that are running across 2014. If you require further information or want to register your interest, please contact Gabriella on 6389 1833 or email <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>.</p>

Building Better Futures at Point Resolution Child Care

A passion to help children learn and achieve has been the key to success for Point Resolution Child Care in Dalkeith.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Education & Training

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A passion to help children learn and achieve has been the key to success for Point Resolution Child Care in Dalkeith.

Starting life as an occasional child care centre 34 years ago, it became a full-time operation in 2012 and has earned an enviable reputation as a family-oriented, play-based child care and early learning centre that provides a safe, loving and nurturing atmosphere.

Operated by the City of Nedlands, the not-for-profit PRCC has been recognised for exceeding National Quality Standards with an educational curriculum that offers a stimulating and inclusive program.

An early childhood educator is on-site Monday to Friday with resources offering creativity, imaginative play and open-ended learning to encourage a mixed-age group of children to gain skills independently.

The early learning program features numeracy and literacy activities aligning with local schools, sensory exploration, self-expression and creative experiences and learning environments that enhance language, cognitive, physical and social skills.

PRCC Coordinator Romaine Ratnawibhushana said the most fulfilling aspect of her job was helping children under six years to grow into responsible, competent learners.

“I have dedicated my professional life to developing our most precious resources,” she said.

“By having patience, creativity and enthusiasm for children and meeting both their needs and the expectations of parents is the rewarding part of my job.

“It’s very gratifying to know the community trusts myself and my staff to give their children the fundamentals that will allow them to grow and progress.”

Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins said PRCC was the perfect environment for children to discover their creativity, confidence and love of learning while receiving the best care and attention they need.

“Children aged up to six years are encouraged to develop their social, intellectual, physical and emotional skills through the Early Years Learning Framework – and the centre also offers pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs,” he said.

“Encouraging social and emotional development is important when transitioning into kindergarten and PRCC’s programs help with their focus on preparing children for the demands of school life.

“This includes developing self-help skills, learning classroom routines and introducing early learning concepts.

“PRCC also builds on relationships with local schools to further develop ways of bridging the pathway from early learning to school.”

Enrolments for 2018 are now open – people are invited to tour the centre and learn more about the high-quality curriculum and early learning program on offer. For more details, call 9386 5835 or email [email protected].

Point Resolution Child Care is located at 53 Jutland Parade, Dalkeith (next to the Dalkeith Bowling Club).

Cancer Support WA

Supporting and empowering West Australians and their families through cancer for the past 29 years

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Financial & Legal,Health,Information & Referral

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Cancer Support WA is a charitable organisation based in Cottesloe, WA. Cancer Support WA is the only cancer wellness organisation in WA which directly supports people through every stage of every type of cancer.

As the pioneer of the 'Wellness Approach to Cancer' in WA, for almost 30 years, Cancer Support WA has helped and supported thousands of West Australians with cancer and their families to achieve wellness and healing.

Cancer Support WA's Wellness Approach to cancer integrates wellbeing therapies such as nutrition, exercise and meditation with mainstream treatment. 

How we help:

Support Services
•  24 hour cancer support phone line (08) 9384 3544

•  Support Groups
  – Cancer Wellness Support Group
  – Grief & Loss Support Group
  – Women’s Healing Circle

•  Wellness counselling for emotional wellbeing
•  Mentoring
•  Financial counselling

•  Advance care planning

 

Wellness Program
•  5 Week Wellness Courses
•  1 Day Cancer Wellness Workshop
•  Emotional Wellbeing Workshops

•  Guest Speaker Program

•  Inspired Living Series
•  Regular Classes and Sessions
•  1 Day Retreats

 

Information & Resources
• Library & Resource Centre
• Cancer Wellness Handbook
• Cancer Care Packs
• Wellness News magazine
• Moss Reports

• Referral Network

 

Community Events

• Annual Concert
• Healthy Habits Week
• Healing and Meditation Outreach Program
• You Are Beautiful Exhibition
• Walk for Wellness - Great Wall of China Challenge 2014

 

During 2013 and 2014 major works will occur on the Wanslea site and will see many of Cancer Support WA’s core services conducted at the nearby Cottesloe Civic Centre and also our Armadale venue, Kookaburra Creek Yoga Retreat Centre.

ClimateClever Initiative 2018 - Info Session - Cambridge

Participating schools will benefit from reduced carbon emissions, financial savings from utility bills and improved student learning outcomes around sustainability and carbon reduction.

  • Type:Government
  • Charity:Environmental,Local Community

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  • Government:Local

Description

About

Applications are now open to participate in the 2018 ClimateClever Initiative! This program started as the Low Carbon Schools Pilot Program (LCSPP) in 2016 and has worked with 15 schools across the Perth Metropolitan area over the last two years. We experienced such fantastic success with participating schools that the program is being launched nationally in 2018 as the ClimateClever Initiative.

This information session will provide you with an overview of the program, benefits of pursuing carbon reduction initiatives and how the ClimateClever Initiative and the innovative ClimateClever apps will help reduce your school's carbon footprint and save you valuable school money in the process.

One school in Perth has saved over $80,000 by pursuing carbon reduction initiatives at their school. Think of where that saved money could go!
 

Who is it for?

This session is for principals, deputy principals, registrars, business managers, support staff, teaching staff, P&C members and community members/volunteers who want to pursue carbon reduction and efficiency at their school. We encourage anyone involved with a school to come along and learn more.

For more information visit our website: www.simplycarbon.com.au/climateclever-initiative-2018/ or email [email protected]
 

What if we have already signed up?

Any members of your committee who have not yet attended an information session can come to meet other participants and hear about what is involved next year.

 

Are you having information sessions at other locations/dates in Perth?

Yes! Visit simplycarbon.com.au/events to see all of our information session dates and locations.

 

Light refreshments will be provided

Confucius Institute

Anon-profit organisation dedicated to strengthening educational ties between China and Australia, supporting Chinese language education and increasing mutual understanding.

  • Local Clubs:University

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In 2005, we became the first Confucius Institute to be established in Australia. We now form part of a worldwide network of 500 sister institutes across 138 nations. Our team of Chinese and local staff work side by side to connect Western Australians with Chinese language, Chinese culture and Chinese people.

Creative Kids Art Club

Creative Kids Art Club provides exciting art classes, holiday programs and art parties for children from 4 to 14 years at 11 locations throughout Perth.

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  • Arts:Visual Arts,Youth
  • Industry & Politics:Business

Description

Creative Kids Art Club - our emphasis is on having fun, learning some art skills and trying new things.

We have a team of experienced art teachers who encourage kids to develop their creativity, trying out everything from painting, mask-making, drawing, decoupage, and sewing, to sculpture, clay work, papier mâché, print-making and more. Our program changes every term, and classes are designed to enhance children’s natural abilities to see elements such as line, shape, colour and composition.

Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia

This Association is a self-help organisation, holding regular meetings to share information, purchase equipment and fundraise to support research into cystic fibrosis.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Fundraising,Information & Referral

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Description

Who are we?
Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia was established in the 1970’s by a group of concerned parents. The Association was a self-help organisation, holding regular meetings to share information, purchase equipment and fundraise to support research into cystic fibrosis.

In essence the work of CFWA remains the same today. We provide education, counselling, advocacy, recreation and home care services. We also provide home nursing and physiotherapy services to enable early discharge and early intervention from hospital.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to contribute to the social, physical and emotional well being of those affected by cystic fibrosis and to assist in the promotion of research.

Our Philosophy
Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia believes that each person should be given the best care and support that it can provide in a comprehensive, empathetic and professional manner.

Our Vision
Lives unaffected by CF. 

Fellowship of Australian Writers WA

The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing advocacy, training, support and friendship to Western Australia’s writing community.

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  • Arts:Literature

Description

The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing advocacy, training, support and friendship to Western Australia's writing community. We work with any genre and conduct workshops and masterclasses in:

* Prose
* Poetry
* Scriptwriting
* Memoir
* Food writing
* Music writing

We also house writers in residence, run writing retreats, hold weekly writing support groups and throw the occasional party or two!

FAWWA is headquartered at Tom Collins House located in the lovely heritage precinct in Swanbourne, Perth, minutes from Western Australia's crashing coastline. Our house is a great place to get inspired, so drop in and peruse our library, join a writing group or hire the space for your own group. 

Fibromyalgia Support Network

Dr Kaye Brand PhD established the Fibromyalgia Support Network in Perth, Western Australia in 2008. Professionally Dr Brand is a Physiotherapist. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia over 15 years ago and found that there was very little education and support for people with this condition in Western Australia.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Mental Health

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We run monthly meetings at the Melville Library. Most months we have a specialist guest speaker, and then a catch-up/chat time afterwards. They are on the first Thursday of every month.

There is also a growing list of social coffee mornings in Perth, the suburbs, and the country. They are held monthly in Albany, Baldivis, Bicton, Bunbury, Geraldton, Gosnells, Mandurah, Margaret River, Mindarie, Morley, Mullaloo, Rockingham, South Perth and Wanneroo. We also have a weekend coffee morning, in Kings Park.

From Paddock To Plate (FP2P) Accreditation Program

The ‘From Paddock to Plate’ (FP2P) Accreditation Program is a new initiative by ABC Rural journalist, food writer, author and passionate sheep and cattle producer, Louise FitzRoy.

  • Type:Local Focus
  • Local Clubs:Food & Wine

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“…the way farmers’ markets should be”

The FP2P Program distinguishes authentic farmers’ market stallholders from other market participants. It works to recognise and promote as well as increase the profit and viability of our genuine producers. Members are provided with exclusive on-site signage and media exposure, as well as the right to display the unique FP2P Accreditation symbol and stamp of approval at their market stall. The accreditation program ensures that the public are only buying from genuine producers, giving them the rightful chance to be educated on where their food comes from and how it is grown, raised or made, as well as meeting customer’s expectations of the way authentic farmers’ market should be.

One of the FP2P Program’s aims is to continue to build the “social aspect” and “sense of community” at all farmers’ markets by encouraging customers to take more interest in the items they are buying and ask more questions about the origin of the food. Customers will come to you for information and understanding, with the reassurance you are an authentic stallholder. Producers should see an involvement in the FP2P Program as a unique chance to proudly educate the public about life on the land and take this opportunity to promote the love, passion and dedication that goes into producing food for our country.

FP2P understands the work involved in attending a farmers’ market, so make sure you to get the most out of it by becoming accredited!

Some of the many benefits provided to accredited stallholders include:

*Your own FP2P stall sign and certificate

*Widespread media coverage all year round

*Several radio interviews

*Your profile and selected products promoted on the FP2P website (www.frompaddocktoplate.com.au)

*Editorials in selected newspapers and magazines

*A short video filmed on farm for promotional purposes

*An opportunity to feature in the proposed FP2P book sequel and documentary for promotional purposes

*Social media coverage on Twitter and Facebook (a way to communicate with your customers)

*Free annual subscription to the FP2P newsletter

*Free communication with your customers via the FP2P contact database

*Notification of new market stalls available throughout WA farmers' markets

*Potential to sell more product

*Reduced competition with re-sellers

*An ability to sell your seconds

*Better control over educating customers

*More freedom of supply

If you have any questions or need help completing the form, please give Louise a call or send her an email – 0421 578 969 / [email protected]

FutureNow

FutureNow – Creative and Leisure Industries Training Council Inc brings together industry leaders, training organisations and action groups to make recommendations to government regarding workforce development strategies for Western Australia. Working across the creative and leisure industries, FutureNow facilitates the continual improvement of workforce skills to drive productivity and deliver a competitive edge for Western Australian companies now and into the future.

  • Local Clubs:Special Interest

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The State Government charges FutureNow with the task of preparing workforce development strategies for the creative and leisure industries, and advising it on critical areas of skills shortages and future training needs. FutureNow works in partnership with Government, industry leaders, registered training organisations and other stakeholders to achieve positive workforce outcomes.

As the leader in brokering the provision of best practice workforce development solutions for the creative and leisure industries in Western Australia, FutureNow will influence and enhance its industries' future competitiveness and productivity by ensuring businesses and people have the right skills, in the right place at the right time.

FutureNow has a membership base of industry representatives and is run by a Board of Management. The Board of Management has representatives from employers, unions and peak industry associations from its range of industry sectors. Additionally FutureNow works in partnership with national skills councils who are responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of quality nationally recognised training products and services including training packages.

Core Functions

There are three overarching core functions of the Training Council:

Leadership role in promoting training to industry, including partnerships between industry and the training sector
Supporting innovation and workforce development
Provide forward looking advice to State and Commonwealth Governments on training needs and priorities for public funding.

The core functions of Training Councils as outlined in the Review of Industry Training Advisory Arrangements in Western Australia and determined through the service agreement between the Department of Training and Workforce Development and the Training Council are:

Leadership role in promoting training to industry, including partnershis between industry and the training sector
Keep industry advised of training developments in their industry including: AQTF changes; training packages; national policy
  • Identify and develop innovative approaches to industry skill development
  • Promote industry take-up of training, including promoting new training initiatives from the Department
  • Build relationships and broker training solutions for industry with Registered Training Organisations
  • Provide leadership in driving change in industry training arrangements that support industry advancement
  • Facilitate industry input to the development and review of Training Packages and curriculum
  • Target Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to promote part-time apprenticeship arrangements
  • Identify and promote existing worker traineeship opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with industry, the Department and the national Industry Skills Councils to increase the uptake of existing worker, and higher level traineeship opportunities
  • Work collaboratively with industry, the Department and enterprises to identify the opportunities for work based training, in particular where higher level VET qualifications may apply
  • Keep industry advised of training developments in their industry, including new apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, and part-time and school-based apprenticeship arrangements 

Harbour Theatre Inc

HARBOUR THEATRE - Entertaining the community between river and sea since 1963

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Harbour Theatre was formed in 1963 in Fremantle and since that time has gained an envious reputation for the high standard of their productions.  As a completely volunteer, not for profit theatre Harbour aims to entertain the community by producing 5 seasons per year with a wide variety of plays from comedy to thriller, drama and the classics. 

We welcome new members who have a passion for theatre and wish to get involved in any of the myriad of duties and tasks that are integral to the production of high quality entertainment.  These can include make-up, lighting design and operation, sound production and design, directing, acting, stage management, props etc etc.

Harbour Theatre has a great reputation for being a very friendly club and our members come from all walks of life.

If this sounds like you then please contact us on 9433 6260 or email - [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

International Skills and Training Institute in Health

The International Skills and Training Institute in Health (ISTIH) is an independent, not- for-profit organisation that co-ordinates the resources needed to deliver sustainable medical skills training and disaster relief within the Indo Pacific region.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Education & Training,Emergency Relief,Employment & Training,Local Community,Mental Health

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Drawing from a volunteer pool of Western Australian, Australian and internationally-based clinical specialists, ISTIH aims to work in collaboration with local health workers and organisations to develop specialised training programs in medicine, nursing and allied health to suit the needs of communities across our region.

ISTIH was established in 2005 following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Professor Michael Henderson and Professor Bruce Robinson AM recognised a lack of cohesion across Western Australian development aid initiatives within the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, and formed ISTIH to enable a holistic approach in the delivery of WA-based aid services to communities throughout these areas. Most international aid and disaster relief arrive too late to save many victims, as many die within a critical period of 12 to 24 hours of a disaster. ISTIH was developed as an alternative to common reactive aid approaches and embodies a pre-emptive, proactive approach, by which local medics are equipped with the necessary skills to respond to an emergency situation before disaster strikes.

ISTIH uses an outcomes-based ‘train the trainer’ model to achieve this, ensuring we maximize the utility of available resources in order to achieve long term and sustainable outcomes in community healthcare. ISTIH clinical volunteers travel to a region and teach skills training and ‘up-skilling’ courses to local allied health workers and students, with the view that once clinicians have gained such knowledge, they can pass this on to others, and so forth, as part of a continuing chain of impact or ‘ripple effect’.

The Institute’s current engagements include providing ongoing support for the development of emergency medicine in Myanmar (Burma) and Nepal, and maternal and child health in Papua New Guinea. ISTIH also offers an Elective Placement Scholarship to facilitate bilateral exchange between medical students of the University of Western Australia and University of Indonesia. More information about our work can be found via our website.

ISTIH is grateful for the support of our core partners, the Department of Health and Aging of Western Australia and the University of Western Australia (UWA). The Institute’s head office is located at UWA Claremont campus.

 

Kaleidoscope Ensemble

The Kaleidoscope Ensemble is a West Australian troupe of musicians, actors, mime artists, puppeteers and story-tellers performing for children and the young at heart.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Jazz

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Since 2003 the Perth based Kaleidoscope Ensemble has been performing and running workshop projects for young people. The ensemble’s aim is to enrich the lives of young Australians, presenting performances of the highest quality, which not only entertain, but inspire children to sing, or want to learn musical instruments, act and perform themselves, to read, think about their environment, and to be creative.

Gillian Catlow, the artistic director and founder of the ensemble, grew up in Sydney. She was a founding member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, before moving to Europe where she studied and worked as a freelance violinist in Austria and Germany for 20 years. In 1997 Gillian settled in Perth and established herself as a teacher and performer.

Originally a string quartet and actor, Kaleidoscope, as the name suggests, has undergone many changes, as new ideas develop and various performers pursue exciting adventures in other parts of the world. What has remained constant is Kaleidoscope's passion and enthusiasm for discovering new stories and thinking up different ways to share them with you. 

But don't be fooled into thinking Kaleidoscope's performances are strictly for children - the Ensemble's latest production HERMAN AND ROSIE is a musical feast of great tunes from the 40s and 50s played by a fabulous six piece jazz combo featuring the wonderful Libby Hammer. Australian author/illustrator Gus Gordon's acclaimed tale is brought to life in an unforgettable way, which will delight listeners of all ages.

 

Medical Cannabis for Patients and Carers

PERTH - Medical educational seminar for patients to learn how this new medicine may benefit them to treat symptoms of epilepsy, chronic pain, chemo-induced nausea and vomiting and Multiple Sclerosis.

  • Type:Non Government
  • Charity:Health

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Perth - Medical Cannabis for Patients and Carers

Medicinal cannabis was legalised in Australia in November 2016. There is good clinical evidence that it may be of benefit in chronic pain, MS, intractable epilepsy and nausea in cancer related chemotherapy. Come and learn how your medical condition may be treated by medical cannabis.
On Thursday 14 September 2017 at 7:00pm

PRESENTERS INCLUDE
Paul Mavor - Health House International
Paul is a pharmacist who has been researching the potential of medicinal cannabis as a treatment for several years. His company was granted the first medicinal cannabis import license in Australia and he is currently distributing medicinal cannabis products to eligible patients. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge from his hands-on research in the U.S., Canada and Israel.www.healthhouse.com.au 

Dr Joe Kosterich - author, keynote speaker, general practitioner and health industry consultant
Dr Joe Kosterich is a Perth-based GP with more than 20 years’ experience in the media, writing for newspapers and online, and providing expert comment on health and medical issues via print, radio and television, both in Australia and internationally. While continuing to practice, Dr Joe can also be seen regularly on the Channel Nine Morning Show in Perth and has written several books on health and wellness. His website, www.drjoe.net.au, provides information, articles and tools on a wide variety of health and medical topics. He regularly engages in social media commentary via Facebook and Twitter.
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Cameron Scadding - Source Certain
An expert in supply chain integrity and ensuring that consumers get what is both promised and from the source claimed. www.sourcecertain.com

Two Patient advocates will be discussing their journey

A representative from Epilepsy Action
Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia undertakes research and advocacy, and delivers innovative, high quality services across Australia to optimise life outcomes for people with epilepsy. The organisation's aims are to increase epilepsy awareness and understanding in the community, and facilitate self-management of epilepsy for people with the condition.www.epilepsy.org.au

LOCATION

Bendat Parent and Community Centre - Auditorium (Telethon Speach & Hearing)
36 Dodd St, Wembley, WA 6014

CONTACT DETAILS
Medical Cannabis Research Australia
www.mcra.org,au
[email protected],au
08 9388 0810

A not for profit dedicated to lobbying, education and research in medicinal cannabis

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Midnite Youth Theatre Company

The Midnite Youth Theatre Company at Christ Church Grammar School is Western Australia’s longest, continuously running youth theatre company for young people aged 10-25 from Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts,Youth,Music

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Valued by artists and audiences alike, Midnite is treasured for its continued commitment for those seeking to explore beyond the limits of school drama; producing work in professional venues and touring productions internationally.

We fulfill our mission each season through the production of classic plays, musicals, Australian works and the development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of young people; and a parental support group that cultivate and engages all audiences.

Motor Neurone Disease Association WA (Inc)

MNDAWA is a registered charity and support organisation that works with people living with Motor Neurone Disease, their families, friends and carers throughout WA.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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MND is a group of diseases in which the neurones (nerve cells) controlling the muscles fail to work normally. With no nerves to activate them, the muscles gradually weaken and waste. The senses, memory and intellect usually remain intact.

Other names for MND include; Lou Gehrig's Disease (USA), ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Maladie de Charcot (1869), Creeping Paralysis.  

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western Australia

Everything we do at Muscular Dystrophy Western Australia is focused on improving the quality of life for Western Australians with muscular dystrophy and allied conditions, supporting those who care for someone with muscular dystrophy or an allied condition and funding research into treatments and ultimately, a cure for these devastating diseases.

  • Type:DGR 1 Status
  • Charity:Fundraising,Mental Health

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About Muscular Dystrophy

 

Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular, genetic disorder which results in the progressive deterioration of muscle strength and function. There are in excess of 70 types of muscular dystrophy affecting more than 20,000 Australians.

Western Australians living with muscular dystrophy face daily challenges – their muscles waste away which steals their independence, they are confined to electric wheelchairs because they can no longer walk, and in many cases, each day, it becomes more difficult for them to breathe.

 

Neurofibromatosis Association of WA Inc

To support neurofibromatosis sufferers and their carers by bringing families and individuals together and to promote awareness within the community, particularly amongst medical practitioners.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Information & Referral

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Neurofibromatosis (NF) is one of the most common genetic conditions and can affect anyone, regardless of family history, race, gender, or ethnic background.

There are three types of NF, type 1 (NF1),  type 2 (NF2), and the lesser known Schwannomatosis. NF1 affects approximately one out of every 3-4,000 individuals.  NF2 and Schwannomatosis affect one out of every 35-40,000 individuals.

NF is characterized by the growth of benign tumours called neurofibromas. These tumours can grow anywhere in the body where there are nerve cells. This includes nerves just under the surface of the skin, as well as nerves deeper within the body, spinal cord, and/or brain.

In NF1, neurofibromas most commonly grow on the skin or on the nerve to the eye. A tumour which grows on the nerve to the eye is called an optic glioma and, if it grows large enough, can cause problems with vision, including blindness.

In NF2, neurofibromas most commonly grow within the spinal cord or brain. Specifically, the tumours are found on the nerves to the ear, called acoustic neuromas, or the nerves for balance, called vestibular schwannomas. Acoustic neuromas, if large enough, can lead to deafness.

Nulsen Disability Services

Nulsen is one of Western Australia’s leading disability services providers focusing on people with complex disabilities.

  • Type:Charity
  • Charity:Disabilities

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Our mission, vision and values

Why we exist: To enable people with complex disabilities to lead the life they want while maintaining their well being.

What we do: We collaborate with people with complex disabilities and their families so they have the opportunity of a good life with choice and control over the services they receive.

Our values:
We are courageous
We have the strength to embrace challenges with conviction. That was true of our founding parents over 60 years ago, and it’s true today.

We are accountable
We have integrity. We do the right thing even when it’s hard. We do what we say we will, and we take responsibility for our actions.

We collaborate
We listen, we say how it is with care and respect, and we work together so those we support can live the life they want.

We are adaptable
We have a ‘can do’ attitude in the way we respond to customers so that they receive the services and support they seek.

Perth Festival

PIAF showcases the world's best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature & free community events.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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The Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest annual international multi-arts festival in the southern hemisphere and annually offers some of the world's best theatre, music, film, visual arts, street arts, literature and free community events. No single art genre, concert, performance or exhibition series can cover the breadth of intellectual and imaginative territory of the Perth Festival, nor reach as broadly into the community. For two generations of locals, summer in Perth without the Festival is simply unimaginable.

The Perth Festival has grown since 1953 to become a festival of major international standing with an enviable worldwide reputation in the arts for its innovative development, presentation of new works and provision of quality arts. The Perth Festival is committed to placing local works of excellence in an international context, to raising the national profile of the arts, and to being informed by the cultural and environmental context of Western Australia including Indigenous culture.

For over 60 years the Festival has welcomed to Perth some of the world's greatest artists. The three-week long Festival, in February of each year, attracts more than 300,000 patrons to events in Perth as well as in the Great Southern region.

Perth Glory

Perth Glory Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Sports:Soccer

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The Perth Glory story began on October 13, 1996 at Perth Oval (now nib Stadium). Despite a 4-1 loss to UTS Olympic, Perth Glory captured the hearts of Football lovers and their introduction into the NSL immediately brought a new professionalism.

The charismatic Bernd Stange took the reigns as coach in 1998 and the former East German national boss immediately made his mark. In a stunning season, Perth Glory played finals football for the first time, sold-out 25,000 capacity WACA ground and became the hottest ticket in town. The club fell one match short of reaching the Grand Final but the benchmark had been set and from that point on Perth Glory featured prominently in the finals each season.

Perth hosted the Grand Final in June 2000 and set a record domestic football crowd of 43,242 at Subiaco Oval. Despite going down on the day in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to Wollongong, the Perth Glory brand continued to make inroads into non-traditional football households throughout WA.

The club would play in another Grand Final at Subiaco Oval in the 2001/02 season and again Perth Glory fell just short, this time 1-nil to Sydney Olympic.

The wait for Championship success was finally over in 2002/03 when Perth was crowned the nation’s best in an emphatic 2-nil victory against their 2002 nemesis in front of another packed house at Subiaco Oval.

A dynasty followed and Perth Glory established themselves as Australia’s most powerful club with back-to-back championships, a golden goal from Nik Mrdja sealing the 1-nil win away to Parramatta Power in the 2004 Grand Final.

That game was to be the last in the National Soccer League but in just eight seasons Perth featured in the finals six times, played in four grand finals, won two championships, and was crowned premiers (top of the table after regular season matches) three times.

A new era in Australian football began with the formation of the Hyundai A-League in August 2005. Despite still being in its infancy the new competition has captured a large portion of the Australian sporting marketplace as Australian’s embrace the world’s biggest game.

The popularity of football at a grass roots level around the country is unsurpassed and in Western Australia there are about 40,000 registered junior participants.

Tony Sage is sole owner of Perth Glory after completing a buy-out of partner Mr Brett McKeon in February 2008. In a short space of time, Mr Sage has enthusiastically set about reinvigorating one of the country’s most successful sporting franchises.

The arrival of English Premier League legend Robbie Fowler in 2010 was a master stroke by the Chairman as the man famously known as ‘God’ was a box-office hit with record crowds watching Fowler in action.

Perth Glory Football Club re-established itself as one of the Hyundai A-League’s power clubs with a recording breaking 2012 season.

Celebrating the club’s 15 year anniversary, Perth Glory won three sudden death Finals games before a heart-breaking 2-1 Grand Final loss to Brisbane Roar. In front of more than 50,000 fans at a packed Suncorp Stadium, Perth Glory led 1-nil until the 84th minute before a dramatic and controversial finish.

Off the field Perth Glory is committed to a strong community programs that reach more than 20,000 children each year.

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