Our Vision

To provide innovative and sustainable programs, services and facilities which will act as a catalyst for positive personal development and stronger communities by empowering people of all ages to actively participate in their community through learning, volunteering and social activities.

Our Values

The board, staff and volunteers share a common set of values that guides the Centre for Participation in fulfilling its vision. These values influence our actions, guide our decisions, mold our policies and determine our strategic priorities.

Inclusion and respect

We believe that everyone has the right to be culturally and socially accepted, welcomed, and equitably treated.


We are committed to being open and honest in our work and actions, believing that transparency is important.

Life-long learning

We seek to provide accessible and affordable learning opportunities for people of all ages, recognising the importance of developing knowledge and skills needed
now and into the future.

Responsiveness and innovation

We seek to remain flexible and have the courage to take informed risks and try “something new” without compromising our commitment to quality.


Collaboration with voluntary and community groups, public sector and private sector businesses improves our ability to support positive outcomes for individuals and our communities.