Project Partners

Balga Boodja
Project Partners

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Balga Senior High School

Balga SHS is an Independent Public School and Aboriginal Innovation School located in Balga WA, one of the city’s lowest socio-economic and culturally diverse areas. The school population comprises 60% migrant students, 25% Aboriginal students, and 15% non-indigenous students who reside predominantly locally but also from all areas of the North Metropolitan region. The education profile of students was characterised periods of disconnection, discontinuity or disruption in the past. The ‘Balga Way’ provides a full service approach focusing not only on the school but importantly, a student’s community time.

Visit Partner Website
North Metropolitan Health Service

The Health Promotion team at North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) aims to prevent disease, in particular chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease,  among the population in Perth’s northern suburbs.  The team collaborates with other local agencies to support healthy behaviours in the community, with a focus on healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol, smoking and injury prevention.

The Health Promotion team coordinates Social Inclusion Mirrabooka, a network of 40 local agencies who work together to identify and address local health and social priorities.  Together the network has developed a range of community-based activities in and around Mirrabooka.  These include the Balga Boodja Project, With One Voice Mirrabooka Community Choir, healthy cooking and alcohol harm prevention programs.

The Health Promotion team also develops and conducts other programs across the NMHS region, loans out a blender bike for community events, and sells the popular More Deadly Tucker cookbook.

Visit Partner Website
City of Stirling

The City of Stirling, where Balga municipality lies, is a local government area in the northern suburbs of the Western Australia. The City of Stirling provides a range of services, strategies and programs to connect, educate, inform and support all members of our community. The City of Stirling municipality includes 30 suburbs, where our diverse community call home and where many businesses are located. The City covers an area of 105.2 square kilometres and had a population of over 210,000 as at the 2016 Census, making it the largest local government area by population in Western Australia.[i]

Visit Partner Website
Department of Communities – Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS)

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families, from the Kimberley to the Great Southern regions of the State. Many of the reforms have been completed, resulting in the Department working more collaboratively with its government and community services sector partners. The Department’s Signs of Safety Child Protection Practice Framework has enhanced its child protection practice in exploring harm and danger in a child’s life, while at the same time eliciting and inquiring into strengths and safety measures that are present, or can be built from within the child’s family and community network to keep them safe. This approach aims to work with families to build safety around their children, enabling them to remain at home.

Visit Partner Website
Edmund Rice Centre

The Edmund Rice Centre WA has a proud history and an on-going commitment to assisting people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Established in 1998 to provide essential settlement services and community education activities in the northern suburbs of Perth, the Centre services have expanded more widely throughout the metropolitan area with a particular emphasis on young people and youth leadership as a way of ensuring a positive future for all. The organisation runs settlement services, youth services and community education.

Visit Partner Website
Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation fights for an Australia free of heart disease. The organisation’s work focuses on prevention, support and research to improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians. The organisation along with delivering support for people living with heart disease, provide funding life-saving heart research, acts in guiding health professionals on preventing and treating heart disease, provides access to resources and education materials about making heart-healthy choices, and advocate to government and industry to improve heart health in Australia.

Visit Partner Website
Roots TV

Roots TV is a community-based not-for-profit, media empowerment program supporting young people to create and distribute films about their visions for a more just and sustainable world. The project of youth development is staged by group of leading thinkers and practitioners, as a platform for change and a way of exploring, developing and trailing innovative youth initiatives by using media as a platform of engagement. The group function to work cohesively with some of the most vulnerable young people with the community. The purpose leads to bring out the best in the people by drawing ion their creativity and to provide tool to be articulate in their experience of the world.

Visit Partner Website
Sudbury House

Sudbury House is a well-established neighbourhood support hub and Early Learning Centre (0-5yrs) in Mirrabooka.  Sudbury House provides direct outreach services, centre-based initiatives and partnership programs to connect, engage and empower local people from a diverse range of cultures across the full life span.

Sudbury House’ operations are underpinned by values of respect, dignity, equity and self-determination and aim to increase the collaboration and participation of people from all walks of life to integrate and function as a sustainable community.  Sudbury House exists for the betterment of the vulnerable and disadvantaged and offers a friendly, inclusive and non-judgemental environment where people feel accepted, safe and free to grow.

Visit Partner Website
The Smith Family

The Smith Family is an independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. The Smith Family is committed to safeguarding children and young people from abuse and neglect as we work with their families and communities. The Smith Family provides safe environments; always act in the best interests of children; and take action to protect children and other vulnerable persons from abuse and neglect. Some of the programs ‘the smith family’ provides are literacy programs, numeracy programs, mentoring programs, technology programs, learning for life programs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs.

Visit Partner Website
The Square Mirrabooka

Find everything you need, all in one place with ALDI, Best & Less, Big W, Coles, Kmart and Woolworths. Plus over 100+ specialty stores, including more than 20 delicious dining options. The shopping centre prides itself as being a vibrant community hub, where people meet to not only shop, but also to socialise. The Square Mirrabooka is dedicated to supporting and fostering partnerships with local organisations and charities. As part of the Community program, shoppers can grow their library at the Save the Children Second-Hand Bookshop, and utilise the free City of Stirling recycling station. Free spaces within the mall are offered to local community groups and charities to fundraise and raise awareness.

Visit Partner Website
Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group

WADJAK Northside Aboriginal Community Group (WNACG) runs a Community Resource Centre and programs for community. The Community Resource Centre runs various activities, workshops and events and different groups use the Centre to meet regularly. Some examples of regular activities that run at the Centre are weekly mentoring programmes for children in care, a weekly art group for women with young children and an Elders Group. WNACG has Members established for 6 years and assists community education and knowledge by facilitating elders to engage with young people to build knowledge in their culture, language and history.

Visit Partner Website

The primary focus of Whitelion was linking a young person’s leaving the justice system with a mentor upon release to enhance their ability to re-integrate into the community. Whitelion’s focus on youth justice became a core strength recognised by governments, the youth sector, corporates and the general community as making a real difference to young people’s lives. Whitelion reaffirm the commitment to highly vulnerable, high risk young people and the importance of reducing disengagement and increasing pathways to work. In Western Australia, Whitelion runs the following programs, HOPE (Home & Outreach Promoting Education) for Youth, RISE (Reconnection into Sustainable Education), Dungeon Youth Drop-in, Mobile Youth Service, Deadly Diversions, and Cullacabardee Empowering Youth program. The operation provides young people and community sense of pride and achievement as well as chance to acquire practical skills.

Visit Partner Website
Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation which provides culturally secure, confidential and free of charge services to Aboriginal people in the Perth metropolitan area. The purpose of the organisation is to provide culturally secure and holistic programs and strategies that inform, educate and address the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs, and other substances on individuals, families and communities and strengthen the mind and body, and heal the spirit. Wungening now delivers its service at thirteen offices in the community, including Mirrabooka. Wungening Aboriginal Corporation also deliver important support services at four visitor centres at prisons in the metro area, and four co-located sites with our partners.

Visit Partner Website
Child and Adolescent Community Health Service – Aboriginal Health Team

The Aboriginal Health Team provides culturally appropriate and secure services to the Aboriginal community across the Perth metropolitan area with children from birth to five years.  We provide additional support to families through targeted and intensive services, specifically designed for vulnerable families. Our services focus on children, adolescents, young people and their families. There are nine teams at local community health centres across Perth. These teams have Aboriginal Health Workers and Community Health Nurses who provide specialised health services for Aboriginal families. The Team also has a Medical Officer, a Speech Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, Aboriginal Health Promotion Officers, and an Aboriginal Liaison Officer who work with the local teams and Aboriginal families.

Visit Partner Website
Department of Transport: Your Move Program

Your Move is a free program run by the Department of Transport that supports individuals, schools and workplaces to start swapping a few car trips each week for walking, riding a bike or catching public transport.

Starting over 20 years ago as TravelSmart and evolving and growing into Living Smart, then Your Move, our approach of delivering highly localised, personalised information, one-on-one conversations and ongoing feedback has been recognised and replicated around the world.

Over this time we have supported over 500,000 individuals as well as hundreds of dedicated active transport champions across Western Australia to encourage students, co-workers and local residents to choose more active ways to get around.

Our website supports the program by providing individuals with handy tips and information to find out what’s on in their local area and discover what other people are doing to get more active as part of their daily routine.

The website also helps schools and workplaces plan activities, write stories about what they did, find out what others are doing and earn points to redeem for some great rewards.

Visit Partner Website

[i] City of Stirling. (n.d.). Your City.

[ii] Department of Communities  Child Protection and Family Support. (2017). About us.