Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022


In 2015, WSCF launched its first Innovation Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the 2015-2017 period. Once this three year period concluded, our team spent time reflecting on and improving our work, attitudes, and collaborations with Aboriginal partners and communities and created our new Innovate RAP for the 2020-2022 period with its launch on 7

Is Anyone Listening? Health Impact Assessment of the Western Sydney Airport Community Engagement


The Western Sydney Airport The Western Sydney Airport (WSA) is a proposed second airport to be located near Badgery’s Creek, about 50km west of the Sydney central business district. Planning and investigation of a second airport location have been ongoing for the past 50 years and in April 2014, the federal government announced that

Communities of Change Report


The Communities of Change Report is a joint initiative between the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW and Western Sydney Community Forum. The purpose of the Communities of Change Report is to provide insights on the changing landscape of Western Sydney to assist in making quality strategic decisions about future planning and investment in

Developing a Common Language between Corporations and Small Community Organisations


Developing a Common Language between Corporations and Small Community Organisations: A Resource Handbook is designed to assist managers from both sectors to better understand and manage organisational partnerships. More specifically, this handbook is focused on developing greater insight and awareness of the benefits and limitations in partnerships, while equipping particularly small community organisations with the

Community-Business Partnerships


The Community-Business Partnerships report outlines a number of themes which emerged through the research, with a strong emphasis on relationship-building and maintenance. The aim of the project was to identify opportunities and barriers to community-business engagement in the Parramatta region. Following on from this, the report also provides suggestions about how engagement can be grown into the future. A cross-sector Advisory Group

30 Years, 30 Stories


Western Sydney Community Forum produced the 30 Years, 30 Stories booklet to commemorate it's 30th birthday. In a packed hall in Cabramatta on 10 October 1983, Western Sydney Community Forum was born. From humble beginnings in Blacktown and sharing space to developing a Regional Agenda focused on developing infrastructure in new and “backlog” estates - what

Lessons Learnt from the Macarthur Real Estate Engagement Project


The Macarthur Real Estate Engagement project aims to support new and existing tenants of real estate agents to help prevent them from entering the homelessness service system. The Project uses a collaborative approach using existing resources of the service system. This report is aimed at practitioners in the human services industry who are interested in

Community Corporate Engagement – A Toolkit to get a Corporate Partner


This toolkit is designed as a guide for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations to strategically engage with corporations and businesses. It promotes building both effective and mutually beneficial community-corporate relationships. To achieve this end, the toolkit provides background information about the current movement towards strategic corporate engagement. Examples are given of how this translates to the types

CALD Worker Mentoring Project – Final Report


Through WSCF’s work with community service organisations, interagencies and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) workers a number of issues were identified in relation to skill development of CALD workers in the sector. These included: Workers are often employed for their bi-lingual, bi-cultural skills, experience, or for having worked with refugees overseas and often have limited