Social Inclusion Week will be celebrated during November 19-27, aiming to help Australians feel valued and to give people the opportunity to participate fully in society.
The focus for this year’s event is Collaborate, Connect and Celebrate and calls upon people of all ages to join together to engage with the objectives of the Week.
In 2009 Social Inclusion Week was launched after the idea was conceptualised by Dr Jonathan Welch AM as a way for communities to share knowledge and experience to educate and raise awareness.
Key social inclusion target groups have been identified as: young people 12-25 years of age, jobless families with children, disadvantaged Australians, people with a disability or mental illness, people who are homeless, older people and Indigenous Australians.
Events have been planned for the Week, however organisations and individuals are encouraged to register their own event after the success of the 45 related events during last year’s celebrations.
For more information about the Week and to register your event, visit the Social Inclusion Week website.