Recent News

15
Aug
WCIG @ Melton City Council Careers Expo

The Melton team represented WCIG at the recent Melton City Council Careers Ex... More

28
Jul
Stress Down Day 2014

The WCIG team went all-out again this year, dressing in their comfortable pyj... More

5
Jun
Welcome to our New WCIG WCN Consortium Manager

Our new WCIG WCN Consortium Manager is Bernadette O’Connor. Many of you will ... More

WCIG: On the Move!

18 Dec 2013 - The Corporate Services Team are facilitating a number of exciting office changes currently underway.

WCIG has some great, proactive changes to report around our current office space arrangements. After careful review, the decision was made to consolidate a number of offices to create an even better synergy between programs.

Recently, the DES Metro West team have joined the Training team at the Metro West Goldmark ...

CEO's Message - December 2013

16 Dec 2013 - This is our last newsletter for 2013. Christmas is on us and the usual round of catch ups and no doubt preparations for family events are well on their way.

It has been another year of changes, for us at WCIG, working to consolidate the future so that we can continue to provide much needed assistance to people in our communities.

In the current economic and policy environment with fast paced changes to the business and community services sector small and medium sized c...

WCIG Spreads the Word on International Day of People With a Disability

9 Dec 2013 - On the 21st anniversary of International Day of Persons with disability, the overarching UN theme was to ‘Break barriers and open doors: to realise an inclusive society for all!’

WCIG was out and about proudly celebrating on 3 December for International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). We had stalls in supermarkets, alcoves and even in our own office spaces. IDPwD is a special day to place a real celebratory emphasis on the many abilities, experiences and achievements of people living with di...

Vale Professor Ross Langmead

10 Jul 2013 - WCIG farewells a founding member of WCIG.

The Board and WCIG members and staff were saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Ross Langmead. As one of the founding members of WCIG Ross made a significant contribution to the vision and values that continue to be at the heart of all that we do. Ross continued his commitment to the ongoing success of WCIG through ...

Exciting new opportunities at WCIG!

26 Jun 2013 - We are searching!

WCIG is an exciting not-for-profit working with those most in need to gain sustainable employment, re-engage with education/employment or up-skill in the workplace.

WCIG is searching for people looking to be a part the new and exciting era in WCIGs service delivery. Currently, we have a number of vacancies that wi...

Striving for New Heights for Onsite Catering and Outside Branch Property Maintenance

27 Mar 2013 - We've been working hard behind the scenes, working on the revitalisation of two key WCIG Social Enterprises.

Onsite Catering and Outside Branch Property Maintenance may be worlds apart in what services they provide around our local community, but they are two of the four not-for-profit businesses founded and operated under the banner of the WCIG Social Enterprise Group.

WCIG's Social Enterprise Group comprises four strong...

Latest WCIG and WCN Consortium News

1 Mar 2013 - WCIG announces 'New Chapter' with WCN Consortium and opening of new offices in the Geelong region.

Last year WCIG submitted a tender for Disability Employment Services (DES) as part of a consortium formed especially for the purpose - the Working Communities Network (WCN). We were successful in that tender for the Disability Employment Services program for the 2013-2018 period. WCN is a consortium of three ...

CEO's Message from Ron Miers

10 Dec 2012 - Reflecting upon a busy year, we prepare to bid farewell to 2012 as we move into the Festive Season and work toward an even better 2013.

This has been an eventful year for organisations and business, and as we approach the Festive Season it is worth reflecting on the values that underpin our work that led to us to continue to achieve positive results for disadvantaged members of our community. We hear regularly about good and bad economic news, the rising c...

WCIG's Onsite Catering Launch with Orygen Youth Health

30 Aug 2012 - Things are heating up around the WCIG Social Enterprise Group with the launch of the Onsite Catering social enterprise in partnership with Orygen Youth Health.

WCIG's Onsite Catering manages Vista Café at Orygen Youth Health's Parkville facilities. Onsite Catering is fully equipped to provide for everything from Orygen's day-to-day needs to their corporate events, great or small.

The unveiling of our new-look service was as tasty as it was fun! On the evening of We...

A message from the CEO

17 Apr 2012 -

If the hive of activity we’ve got buzzing away at WCIG is any indication, the year is already well underway. For some, it is business as usual, but for those in regional areas, yet another round of battening down the hatches is unfortunately in order. Parallel to this, the latest economic news is that some states are...

Meet Sue, a special part of everything we do!

1 Mar 2012 - Within WCIG Social Enterprises, LoveLuvo’s heart and soul lies in its loyal and dedicated team of staff.

WCIG has created social enterprises that uphold values for equality in the workplace. We do this by fostering a holistic and supportive approach to providing employment opportunities to those who are most disadvantaged by unemployment and social barriers due to mental disability. So, we would like to share with you a part ...

It's Community Organisations Meeting time again!

14 Feb 2012 - With the Christmas period behind us, it's time for all the Community Organisations to come together to share the latest on their missions

The Community Organisations Meetings (COM) are a fantastic way of getting in amongst all the great work that so many groups are doing in the western region, for so many people. Colourful, inspiring stories of highlights, lowlights and everything in between from our guest speakers always make COMs a great place to get in to...

Community Organisations Cocktail Event at LoveLuvo

19 Dec 2011 - Guest speakers from Social Traders and Dress for Success/Wear for Success graced WCIG's fourth COM event.

In the sweet-smelling and decadent surrounds of WCIG’s retail and manufacturing social enterprise, LoveLuvo, WCIG hosted a wonderful bunch of representatives from many different community organisations for the 4th Community Organisations Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is, as always, to gather as many community o...

WCIG's Annual Board Scholarship Presentation & 25th Anniversary Celebration

19 Dec 2011 - There wasn't a frown in the room as WCIG blended their 25th anniversary milestone and presented scholarships to some driven and deserving clients.

On Monday the 14th of November at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria Clubhouse in Williamstown, the board of WCIG held a special event which encompassed two important features: WCIG’s illustrious 25th anniversary of operation, and also the presentation of an outstanding 13 Board Scholarships awarded to some remarkable ...

A message from the CEO

19 Dec 2011 - As the year draws to a close it is encouraging to reflect on our many accomplishments and how far the organisation has evolved since its inception back in 1986.

2011 has been an extraordinary year for WCIG. It was with a great sense of excitement that we launched LoveLuvo in August and established the WCIG Social Enterprise Group. We celebrated our 25th Anniversary with a special stakeholder event with the presentation of the Annual Board Scholarships.

WCIG st...

Upcoming Community Organisations Meeting - Register Now for Festive End of Year Cocktail Party

30 Nov 2011 - WCIG Social Enterprise 'LoveLuvo' to host end of year COM

As the end of another year approaches we're embracing the fun and frivolity of the festive season and wrapping up the year with a special cocktail edition of our Community Organisations Meeting (COM). The Community Organisations Meeting is a quarterly gathering of professionals from the community services sector and offers...

Footscray favourite Lentil as Anything serves up an inspired Community Organisations Lunch meeting

22 Nov 2011 -

On the 25th of October many had the pleasure of attending the fourth WCIG Community Organisations Lunch held at the community-based not for profit restaurant Lentil as Anything. Hosted by WCIG, the COL provides an opportunity for representatives from local not-for-profit organisations and community groups to network in an ...

Cleanable wins MIRA Award for Most Inclusive Business Practices

10 Jan 2011 -

It was cause for celebration when news broke that WCIG’s Social Enterprise. Cleanable Property Maintenance Services, had won a MIRA Award for Most Inclusive Business Practices. Created by Maribyrnong City Council, the inaugural MIRA Awards recognise the achievements of businesses, groups and individuals that contribu...