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Waalitj foundation

Empowering First Nations Peoples through education, employment and business.

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We aim to lead the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for First Nations Peoples. We influence and inspire the empowerment of our people through our diverse work force, which is led by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models. 

Programs across education and employment

jobseekers placed into employment in 2021

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander businesses serviced by our waalitj hub coaches

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 2021

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander businesses serviced by our waalitj hub coaches

who we are

Waalitj is looking to the future – bold, brave and determined. 

our programs

Waalitj Hub

Empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to thrive.

Deadly Sista Girlz

Building self-esteem and confidence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity.

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Plan 2Day 4 2morrow

Pre-employment mentoring and activities focusing on improving job readiness.

program delivery sites

latest news

Student-led Tjiwa Café in Wiluna

At Wiluna Remote Community School in Western Australia’s Midwest, students are gaining a valuable insight into running a small business through a student-led café initiative. Tjiwa Café run by the Year 6 and 7 students is open every Thursday morning offering a range...

Partnership Increases First Nations Employment

Employment opportunities for First Nations jobseekers are being boosted thanks to a partnership between the Waalitj Foundation and Alcoa Foundation. For Natasha attending Fit 4 Work was an opportunity to build her confidence and get back into the workforce. As she...

Successful Round Table Discussion

Industry leaders joined forces to create greater opportunities for First Nations Australians at a recent round table event. Hosted by the Waalitj Foundation in partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, 20 guests were welcomed on Tuesday 15 November to the Jakovich...

The next generation of First Nations leaders

Developing strong and resilient kids who have a positive impact on their community and beyond is what the Waalitj Foundation’s successful Wiluna schools’ program is all about. The Foundation’s First Nations staff, who are trusted members of the Midwest community, have...

Deadly Sista Girlz Empowers Future Leaders

Deadly Sista Girlz from across the country came together for a day of leadership, career development and yarning at the 2022 Leadership Summit. Supported by Western Power, the summit was held at Mineral Resources Park and was attended by DSG participants from nine...

Boosting School Engagement in Onslow

Students and families of the Onslow and Bindi Bindi Community have seen the wide-spread benefits of the Waalitj Foundation Onslow Family Support Program. Local First Nations mentors deliver the program in a culturally safe and contextually relevant way, providing...

Partnering to Empower First Nations People

Partnering to Empower First Nations Australians | Our Plan 2day 4 2morrow program creates greater opportunities for First Nations jobseekers. Our dedicated employment mentors are connectors and advocators, breaking down barriers for employment. We are proud to be...

Deadly Sista Girlz Class of 2022

From Jambinu to Rubibi, and across Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, we had Deadly Sista Girlz joining us recently from across Western Australia for the Class of 2022 Graduation Lunch in Boolaroo. We are so proud to have over 60 Year 12 graduates this year who will no doubt go...

Paying It Forward – Dale’s Story

“From when I first walked into the Waalitj Foundation I felt comfortable. The atmosphere here just made me want to get back on track.” “To begin with I was too proud to reach out for help, but in some situations, you have no choice. I am so glad I got that support...

BUSINESS GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Led by Yued Noongar man Joel O’Driscoll, Bidi Facility Services (Bidi FS) is a nationally accredited Project and Facility Maintenance company. Operating from their head office in Burswood, Bidi FS service primarily the Perth/Peel regions, along with some regional...

latest news

Student-led Tjiwa Café in Wiluna

At Wiluna Remote Community School in Western Australia’s Midwest, students are gaining a valuable insight into running a small business through a student-led café initiative. Tjiwa Café run by the Year 6 and 7 students is open every Thursday morning offering a range...

Partnership Increases First Nations Employment

Employment opportunities for First Nations jobseekers are being boosted thanks to a partnership between the Waalitj Foundation and Alcoa Foundation. For Natasha attending Fit 4 Work was an opportunity to build her confidence and get back into the workforce. As she...

Successful Round Table Discussion

Industry leaders joined forces to create greater opportunities for First Nations Australians at a recent round table event. Hosted by the Waalitj Foundation in partnership with the Alcoa Foundation, 20 guests were welcomed on Tuesday 15 November to the Jakovich...

The next generation of First Nations leaders

Developing strong and resilient kids who have a positive impact on their community and beyond is what the Waalitj Foundation’s successful Wiluna schools’ program is all about. The Foundation’s First Nations staff, who are trusted members of the Midwest community, have...

Deadly Sista Girlz Empowers Future Leaders

Deadly Sista Girlz from across the country came together for a day of leadership, career development and yarning at the 2022 Leadership Summit. Supported by Western Power, the summit was held at Mineral Resources Park and was attended by DSG participants from nine...

Boosting School Engagement in Onslow

Students and families of the Onslow and Bindi Bindi Community have seen the wide-spread benefits of the Waalitj Foundation Onslow Family Support Program. Local First Nations mentors deliver the program in a culturally safe and contextually relevant way, providing...

Partnering to Empower First Nations People

Partnering to Empower First Nations Australians | Our Plan 2day 4 2morrow program creates greater opportunities for First Nations jobseekers. Our dedicated employment mentors are connectors and advocators, breaking down barriers for employment. We are proud to be...

Deadly Sista Girlz Class of 2022

From Jambinu to Rubibi, and across Whadjuk Noongar Boodja, we had Deadly Sista Girlz joining us recently from across Western Australia for the Class of 2022 Graduation Lunch in Boolaroo. We are so proud to have over 60 Year 12 graduates this year who will no doubt go...

Paying It Forward – Dale’s Story

“From when I first walked into the Waalitj Foundation I felt comfortable. The atmosphere here just made me want to get back on track.” “To begin with I was too proud to reach out for help, but in some situations, you have no choice. I am so glad I got that support...

BUSINESS GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Led by Yued Noongar man Joel O’Driscoll, Bidi Facility Services (Bidi FS) is a nationally accredited Project and Facility Maintenance company. Operating from their head office in Burswood, Bidi FS service primarily the Perth/Peel regions, along with some regional...
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