These conferences are essential to the sector in ensuring that strong relationships are formed, opportunities for collaboration are identified, and passions are kept ignited.
Call for Abstracts
The Finding Ground conference will be a space to explore the crossroads the WA community service sector, and wider society, currently find ourselves at. Against a backdrop of increasing social divides, wealth inequities, uncertain climate futures, and continued colonial impacts, we want to ensure a future where everyone can reach their potential and where no-one is left.
Like the Nyoongar concept of djenna bidi, journeying together, we need to build and walk pathways forward in unity, here on Nyoongar Boodja where we are gathering and elsewhere.
To do this, we must start with trust, trust in our relationships and trust in the ways of working together. Trust underpins how we move forward together. We need a commitment to invest in new ways and extend ways that are working. This investment must reflect the time and resources needed to make a difference too. Our design needs to be inclusive, co-produced. And we need to embed these cultural changes in our care systems. This will be the scaffolding around which our conference streams are organised.
If you have a topic that will add value to the conference, and are available to present at the conference on 6-7 May 2020, you are encouraged to make a submission to share your experience and understandings of working in and with communities.