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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

Successful Family-Owned Business

As a proud Woppaburra Woman from the Keppel Islands in Queensland, Marcia Edwards runs her successful family-owned business The Cryogenics Group in Perth. Being one of the first Waalitj Hub clients when the doors opened in 2020, Marcia said she has gained valuable...

Waalitj Hub and Cm3 PARTNERSHIP

Indigenous businesses will be supported to achieve prequalification for projects with hundreds of businesses across Australia thanks to a partnership between the Waalitj Hub and Cm3. Cm3 is a web-based Work Health & Safety (WHS) system that businesses use to...

Deadly Student Designed West Coast Eagles Boots

In recognition of NAIDOC Week, players from the West Coast Eagles AFL and WAFL teams will be wearing boots hand painted by students from Clontarf Aboriginal College this weekend. This special partnership has formed through the Waalitj Foundation’s mentoring program...

Partnering To Build Capacity

Significant investment will be made towards First Nation’s empowerment in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South-West region of Western Australia thanks to an extended partnership between the Alcoa Foundation and Waalitj Foundation. Alcoa Foundation President Rosa Garcia...

Scholarship Recipient Maddison

My name is Maddison Petrie. My mob is Gangulu from the Mt Morgan region. After finishing school, I had a few jobs before working in a local butcher shop for 5 years. During this time, I had my daughter. I decided I wanted more for myself and family and sent myself to...

CONNECTING INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES IN BUNBURY

After delivering successful online pop-up hubs during the pandemic, the Waalitj Foundation are back to offering support and providing opportunities for Indigenous businesses to connect in person thanks to a partnership with the Alcoa Foundation. Hosted at the Bunbury...

Partnering to create greater opportunities

The Waalitj Foundation and the West Coast Eagles Football Club are working together to empower First Nations Australians through creating opportunities for people to thrive.   The importance of National Reconciliation Week is shared amongst the Club and Foundation in...

Proud Deadly Sista Girlz Mentor

The role of a mentor within the Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program centres around guiding the next generation of strong and confident First Nation’s women. In 17 school across Australia the program empowers over a thousand students. Two full time mentors are based at...

Marrika’s successful Start

Marrika a confident and motivated Yamatji woman, set out to find the perfect role for her in 2021. She began her journey at the Waalitj Foundation’s Fit 4 Work sessions where she met her mentor Ben Webb and was guided through building her employability skills. Through...

First Virtual Pop-Up success

Finding new ways to provide safe support and connection opportunities for Indigenous businesses during the pandemic has led to the Waalitj Foundation’s first successful virtual pop-up thanks to a partnership with the Alcoa Foundation. Hosted online, the Bindjareb Pop...

latest news

Successful Family-Owned Business

As a proud Woppaburra Woman from the Keppel Islands in Queensland, Marcia Edwards runs her successful family-owned business The Cryogenics Group in Perth. Being one of the first Waalitj Hub clients when the doors opened in 2020, Marcia said she has gained valuable...

Waalitj Hub and Cm3 PARTNERSHIP

Indigenous businesses will be supported to achieve prequalification for projects with hundreds of businesses across Australia thanks to a partnership between the Waalitj Hub and Cm3. Cm3 is a web-based Work Health & Safety (WHS) system that businesses use to...

Deadly Student Designed West Coast Eagles Boots

In recognition of NAIDOC Week, players from the West Coast Eagles AFL and WAFL teams will be wearing boots hand painted by students from Clontarf Aboriginal College this weekend. This special partnership has formed through the Waalitj Foundation’s mentoring program...

Partnering To Build Capacity

Significant investment will be made towards First Nation’s empowerment in the Kwinana, Peel and Upper South-West region of Western Australia thanks to an extended partnership between the Alcoa Foundation and Waalitj Foundation. Alcoa Foundation President Rosa Garcia...

Scholarship Recipient Maddison

My name is Maddison Petrie. My mob is Gangulu from the Mt Morgan region. After finishing school, I had a few jobs before working in a local butcher shop for 5 years. During this time, I had my daughter. I decided I wanted more for myself and family and sent myself to...

CONNECTING INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES IN BUNBURY

After delivering successful online pop-up hubs during the pandemic, the Waalitj Foundation are back to offering support and providing opportunities for Indigenous businesses to connect in person thanks to a partnership with the Alcoa Foundation. Hosted at the Bunbury...

Partnering to create greater opportunities

The Waalitj Foundation and the West Coast Eagles Football Club are working together to empower First Nations Australians through creating opportunities for people to thrive.   The importance of National Reconciliation Week is shared amongst the Club and Foundation in...

Proud Deadly Sista Girlz Mentor

The role of a mentor within the Deadly Sista Girlz (DSG) program centres around guiding the next generation of strong and confident First Nation’s women. In 17 school across Australia the program empowers over a thousand students. Two full time mentors are based at...

Marrika’s successful Start

Marrika a confident and motivated Yamatji woman, set out to find the perfect role for her in 2021. She began her journey at the Waalitj Foundation’s Fit 4 Work sessions where she met her mentor Ben Webb and was guided through building her employability skills. Through...

First Virtual Pop-Up success

Finding new ways to provide safe support and connection opportunities for Indigenous businesses during the pandemic has led to the Waalitj Foundation’s first successful virtual pop-up thanks to a partnership with the Alcoa Foundation. Hosted online, the Bindjareb Pop...
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