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Building Community through Collaboration Online Forum

1 December | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate International Day of People with the Victorian Inclusive Community Development Network

Pieces in the Jigsaw: Building Community through Collaboration

Wednesday, December 1st 2021

9.30am – 1.00pm

As a lead up to International Day Celebrations, VALID and the Victorian Inclusive Community Development Network invites you to the Pieces in the Jigsaw Online Forum. If you would like to join us please click on the link above to register. (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting).

Pieces in the Jigsaw will examine strategies for building stronger collaboration and partnerships between key organisations and stakeholders in local communities to build opportunities for meaningful social participation and community membership by people with disability.

Our Program

9.30                           Welcome

9.45                           Keynote Address – Professor Bruce Bonyhady, Melbourne Disability Institute, University of Melbourne

10.15                         Panel Discussion (See Details Below)

11.15                                     Break

11.30                         Workshop Discussion

12.20                         Workshop Feedback

12.45                         Where to from here?

1.00                            Close

The aim forum aim is to facilitate links between peer to peer work, specialist support services and mainstream community organisations to enable us to draw on the wisdom of whole communities to promote people with disabilities as active and engaged citizens. We believe that by providing opportunities for people with disability to engage as active citizens their insights and lived experience will be more central to community building and planning activities. But how do we collaborate to make this happen?


The forum is conducted in the spirit of Article 19 of the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disability which states that:

‘all persons with disabilities have the equal right to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and that we shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community.’


1 December
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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