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"When everyone is included, everyone wins."
-- Jesse Jackson




Social Inclusion Week
21 - 29 November 2015
5 November 2015

We are just three weeks away from the launch of Social Inclusion Week for 2015, it's still not to late to create a Social Inclusion Week event.

We have events registered in every State now and fantastic events being registered daily... such as a fund-raising event, Bowling  for Cambodia, providing much needed funds for Samaky Foundation who provide education and training to marginalised communities in Cambodia and Musical Madness and Concert for Animals, with proceeds contributing to the work of the Animal Justice Party.

Remember there's no need to wait until you have all the details worked out, as soon as you have a name and date, register your event and you can go back and fill the detail in over the coming weeks... If you're not sure what types events to hold or want to know more about Social Inclusion Week, check out this new video with creator of Social Inclusion Week, Jonathon Welch.

Jonathon Welch AM on Social Inclusion Week 2015
Jonathon Welch AM on
Social Inclusion Week 2015

Most importantly though, remember Social Inclusion Week events are all about encouraging your community to connect and be inclusive. If you're not involved in creating a Social Inclusion Week event make sure you attend some of the incredible events listed on our website. Whether hosting or attending an event... Collaborate, Connect and Celebrate with your community! 

Want to create SIW event?

Want to create a Social Inclusion Week event but don't know what type of event to create with your work place, school, community group, neighbours, friends or family? Check out this Social Inclusion Week's YouTube video of photos of SIW 2014 events. Son't forget to register your event on the Social Inclusion Week website.

Social Inclusion Week event ideas from photo montage of SIW 2014 events
Social Inclusion Week event ideas from photo montage of SIW 2014 events

News From The Field

Check out some of the events already registered in the last few weeks... everything from DISCOBILITY, Community Gratitude Tree, School activities to Community Sporting activities and Picnics. Check out the Social Inclusion Week website and see these events and past Social Inclusion Week events from the past 6 years to get ideas to create your own Social Inclusion Week event.

A Day Of Fun! (TAS)

This year TASCARE Society for Children's Family Fun Day will celebrate International Day for People with Disability at Long Beach, Lower Sandy, Bay on Sunday 29th November 11am - 2pm.

Tascare, along with the Hobart, Clarence and Glenorchy City Councils come together to put on the FREE family event.

Activities include:
- Children's Activities: Face painters, Entertainment,
  Performances, Train Rides 
- Adaptive sports
- A variety of displays

Click  here  for more information.
Laughter Yoga In The Park (VIC) 

The team at  Diamond Valley Laughter Yoga will be holding holding an 30 min Laughter Yoga session in the park followed by morning tea in the park on the Saturday the 28th of November at Alistair Knox Park, Main Road Eltham 9:30 - 11am . Laughter Yoga is an aerobic exercise program tailor made for all participants, ages and abilities

Click  here   for more information.


Our Friends from HERE4LIFE will  be bringing a  FREE Community Concert  to Shark Park, Murray Complex, Townsville on Saturday 21st November 2015 between 11am - 11pm with some of Australia's premier music artists.
A full day of FAMILY Friendly Fun and Activities including  FREE Kids Rides and Show Rides, a wide range of Food Stalls and Information Stalls for Service Agencies who work in suicide related organisations.
To REGISTER to attend the Here4Life concert you will need to join HERE4LIFE's mailing list and they will send you a link so you will receive your  FREE ticket.

Click  here for more information.

Social Inclusion Week Event Tips

When you are creating your Social Inclusion Week event, one thing you most likely will need to think about is publicity.
Publicity doesn't need to cost the earth, in fact there is lot of FREE ways to  publicise  your Social Inclusion Week event. You can publicise  your event through FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can also  publicise  your event through internet what's on listings and websites like Gumtree. Why not also create a e-flyer and send it to you friends, family and local community organisations and businesses. These are just some of the simple and FREE ways to  publicise  your event!

Spread the word about 
Social Inclusion Week 2015! 

Conceptualised by Dr Jonathon Welch AM,  and supported by Rotary & the School of Hard Knocks , SIW was launched in 2009 as a way for communities to come together to share knowledge and experience and to address isolation and exclusion.

Our goals during Social Inclusion Week?
  • To help all Australians feel valued and give people the opportunity to participate fully in society; 
  • To connect with local communities, work mates, family and friends to build relationships and networks; 
  • To address isolation and exclusion by supporting people who may be unable to help themselves; 
  • To get organisations and clubs to promote, host or attend a social inclusion focused event. 
It is an annual initiative that takes place the last week in November. This year Social Inclusion Week will run from  Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 November 2015.

Click here  to download poster.

Start planning your Social Inclusion Week events for 2015. It's never to early to start planning and to register your  Social Inclusion Week event to  "Celebrate, Connect and Celebrate"  with your community! 

To find out more about Social Inclusion Week click here.

With best wishes,





Dr Jonathon Welch AM

Founder Social Inclusion Week

Founding Music Director Choir of Hard Knocks

Founder School of Hard Knocks

Australian of the Year Local Hero 2008