Inclusion Solutions were invited to partner with the City of Kwinana to celebrate their community through shared stories that demonstrated the value of inclusion and belonging.

Working closely with the City of Kwinana to understand the message they were trying to share with their communities, we created a theme that conveyed a welcoming, inclusive and inspiring event, one of belonging, inclusion and connecting with others in their community.

The event was held in the lush gardens at Historic Smirks Cottage. This provided a relaxed and welcoming venue where the community came together to meet like-minded folks, share a meal under the fairy lights and listen to three incredible speakers tell their stories of inclusion and belonging. The venue was an accessible and inclusive space that allowed all people the ability to attend the event while showcasing the beautifully maintained grounds by the proud and dedicated volunteers of the Kwinana Heritage Group.

The event was very well attended by over one hundred people. They loved the stories of belonging, connection and inclusion shared by the three guest speakers and Mayor of Kwinana, Carol Adams. But the overwhelming response by attendees was how much they appreciated the opportunity to connect, mingle and celebrate their much-loved Kwinana community.

This project was part of a series of twelve Social Inclusion Forums over a two-year period funded by Lotterywest.