Start Something

Can one person change the world? Definitely, but you don't need to be Dr Martin Luther King or Mother Theresa to make a positive difference in your world.

In March 2015, Kelly Wilton - the mother of a child with disability - pitched the idea that Coles and Woolworths should provide shopping trolleys for children with physical needs in their supermarkets across Australia. With 30,000 supporters from around the country, Coles introduced the trolleys across 300 stores in Australia.

Thirteen-year-old Connor McLeod successfully campaigned the Reserve Bank of Australia to add tactile features to bank notes.

Every day people change the world for the better - you just need to have an ambition and make a start.

We invite you to create a community ambition and we will raise awareness of your project on this website and through other media channels. INVOLVE’s trial of personal and community ambitions has concluded and we have found the INVOLVE platform lends itself particularly well to the promotion of community ambitions

How will it work?

Are you a member of the community who has an ambition to create a more inclusive Canberra? You can use this space to connect with others who can help you achieve your ambition.

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How to create a community ambition

How long will it take?

Not long! Once you have thought about what you want to achieve, create a user name and fill in the community ambition template - it should take about 10 minutes.

Who is it for?

INVOLVE is for people who want to make a difference for people with disability in Canberra. Everybody has a role to play – we all benefit from an inclusive Canberra. It doesn’t matter if you are an individual or organisation or if your dream is big or small – if you want to ensure the best of Canberra is for everybody – then creating a community ambition is for you!

What is this all about?

This is all about creating an inclusive Canberra community. Think about what you want to achieve for people with disability - what your goal is and how long it will take to reach it. Then create a community ambition and take us on your journey!

Does it cost money?

No. Creating a community ambition will not cost you anything – but you will end up enriching your community in the process. However, you may wish to support a community ambition in a number of ways – by donating time, expertise or offering connections - or to seek support for yours.

What are the rules?

Community ambitions are projects and events that are taking place here in Canberra. They must take between three and 12 months to complete. Be prepared to give us updates – we want to you to tell your supporters how you are going! And of course, we need you to have a read of our terms and conditions too.

That’s it - Tell us your goals and dream for an inclusive Canberra and create a community ambition!

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Tell us what your ambitions are, what you want to achieve, and how people can support you. You need to make sure you understand and agree to our terms and conditions before starting your ambition.

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Once you get the green light, your ambition will be shared on the website. We will support you to actively promote your ambition, and connect you with others who can support you to achieve your goal.

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You have 3-12 months from publishing your ambition on the site to achieve your goal, so be creative!