Launched in 2016, Inclusion Solutions is a social enterprise that supports the work and objectives of Inclusion WA, a not-for-profit organisation with a proud 25-year history.
Social inclusion is our passion. We wholeheartedly believe in the importance of inclusion and the many benefits it provides individuals and communities. These benefits touch all parts of our community, and include improved physical and mental wellness, an enhanced sense of belonging, stronger networks of social support and economic growth arising from a healthier society.
WHO WE ARE
Our specialist team are experienced in local government, sport and recreation, and the corporate environment. We are heavily involved within our own local communities, and have developed a thorough understanding of the nuances embedded within community life. This close community engagement has fostered great relationships with individuals, local governments and organisations throughout the state.
Our significant personal and professional experience ensures that we know first-hand the challenges every community faces and the solutions to best address them.
WHAT WE DO
We work to facilitate, educate and influence individuals, organisations and communities on the benefits of social inclusion. We develop programs that connect peoples at risk of social exclusion and isolation with their own communities.
We work with local governments, sporting clubs, community groups, state sporting organisations and businesses of all sizes to develop strategies and initiatives to achieve inclusive outcomes. We achieve this by providing personalised training and mentoring services.
WHY WE DO IT
We believe that all people should have the opportunity to live a rewarding life and participate in a welcoming community. We want everyone to feel welcome, have choice and control, share public spaces and feel a sense of belonging within their community.
Inclusion Solutions is a training and consultancy enterprise designed to help communicate social inclusion to the corporate world. We offer solutions and drive economic and social outcomes that benefit an organisation’s staff and bottom line.
Chief Executive Officer
Born and bred in the Wheatbelt region of WA, Paul Fleay came to Inclusion Solutions in 2009. Paul completed his initial tertiary studies at UWA with a Bachelor of Science. He subsequently did a teaching degree. After teaching for a brief stint he transitioned to a role as Director of Outreach Programs at Scitech; followed by a job ‘on the terrace’ as State Manager of the Tax Institute of Australia.
Outside work, Paul is a husband and father of three – two boys and a happy little Border Collie puppy (George). Away from work, Paul enjoys spending winter following his beloved Fremantle Dockers. Paul is also heavily involved with his local community; sitting on committees, helping to coach his son’s junior sports teams and actively engaging in neighbourhood gatherings.
Born in raised in Yercaud India, Denver grew up on a tea and coffee estate before moving to Canberra, Australia at the age of 10. Having studied Public Relations, Sports Management and Marketing Communication at the University of Canberra, Denver has been able to combine his passion for sport (cricket in particular) with over 15 years of work in the community sector.
Denver has witnessed firsthand the power of sport and recreation in connecting people and is keen to share this with everyone. Denver lists sport, music, travel, family, real estate and woodwork as his pastimes.
Senior Inclusion Consultant
Ciara Cooney joined Inclusion Solutions in 2014. Originating from Ireland, Ciara relocated to Perth in 2012. Ciara completed tertiary education in Community Development and has spent the past decade in various Community Development roles in Ireland, Africa, the United States and Australia.
Through her travels, Ciara has witnessed the power of sport & recreation and its ability to bring communities together. Ciara has used her experiences and knowledge to work with various metro and regional communities throughout WA such as Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Bayswater just to name a few.
Ciara is extremely passionate about sport and recreation enjoying camping, paddle-boarding, dancing, Gaelic Football, yoga and exploring regional WA in her spare time.
A country girl through and through, Kristee Jolly moved from Toodyay, in the Wheatbelt region of WA, to Perth in 2016. Kristee has five and half years of experience in Local Government, working in Administration and Community Development roles at the Shire of Toodyay, before finding Inclusion Solutions. As the winner of the 2015 Constable Care Child Safety Award of the Year and 2016 Toodyay Active Citizenship Award, Kristee hopes to encourage other young West Australians to make a difference in their local community.
Outside of work, Kristee is a passionate hockey player, a self-confessed ‘foodie’ and a beach lover. If she’s not enjoying brunch at a new café, no doubt you’ll find her enjoying the sunshine on her stand-up paddle board.