This National Volunteer Week EPIC is celebrating the generous contributions of volunteers who are making the world a more inclusive and accepting place for people with disability. National Volunteer Week (20-26 May 2019) is a great opportunity to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who … Read more about It’s National Volunteer Week – how are you making a world of difference?
Gold Coast Green Living are focused on creating vibrant, accessible public gardens for the whole community. Their latest endeavour, called ‘Ediblescapes’, incorporates herbs, spiral gardens, and large, braille signage. Project Coordinator Jorge Cantellano says that the landscape is the perfect hub … Read more about Green Living nurturing inclusion with sensory garden
Did you know that in Australia 1 in 5 people have disability? And that people with disability are twice as likely to be unemployed than a person without disability? The reality is that people with disability have just as much to contribute to a workplace and the economy as anyone else – and … Read more about Busting myths about disability
For almost 100 years, Hervey Bay Baptist Church (HBBC) has been transforming lives and spreading hope within the local community. As a part of their dedication to inclusion and diversity, they hold Auslan translated services every Sunday, and they have now further extended their reach even … Read more about Hervey Bay church welcomes the community with their new counselling room
Isabella was submitting hundreds of job applications and getting nowhere before she made the decision to connect with EPIC. As a blind woman with a guide dog, Isabella believes she often represents ‘the great unknown’ to employers. “There is definitely a stigma around hiring people with … Read more about Isabella breaks down perceived barriers of blindness
Everyone deserves to enjoy the beach, and Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club’s Seahorse Nippers Program is dedicated to making this a reality. EPIC Assist is proud to support initiatives that encourage diversity and inclusion, and we recently awarded Bribie Island Surf Club’s Seahorse Nippers … Read more about Seahorse Nippers help children with disability make a splash at Bribie
Since 2003, The Breakfast Club has been waking up with the sun to feed the Redcliffe community. Every month, they serve over 800 free meals to the homeless and those in need. From a fully cooked breakfast, to simply a tea or coffee, The Breakfast Club’s team of volunteers work hard five days a week … Read more about Redcliffe charity serving up a brighter future with EPIC grant
Alex’s journey to meaningful employment has been tougher than most. He spent many years fighting an uphill battle plagued with misdeeds by previous workplaces, and shocking workplace bullying. “In the past, I experienced workplace bullying that went so far that I ended up having a regression. I … Read more about How meaningful employment has changed Alex’s life