The MATES Community Empowerment Project is about the people in our communities working together with public agencies, businesses, corporations and organisations creating structures and processes that are empowering for themselves and others.
Co-operation - Building active and sustainable communities based on social justice and mutual respect… it is about changing power structures to remove the barriers that prevent people from participating in the issues that affect their lives.
Confidence - Working in ways which increase people’s skills, knowledge and confidence, and instill in them a belief that they can make a difference.
Learning - Recognising the skills, knowledge and expertise that people contribute, building on these and what has gone before.
MATES Fun Days - Outings, events, workshops and seminars to entertain, inspire, educate and enjoy the possibilities a community can create through communication, empathy and Mateship.