2021-2023 Strategic Plan

At the 2020 Annual General Meeting, WACOSS launched our 2021 – 2023 Strategic Plan, which was developed over the course of 2020 in a context like no other. The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented, causing many to question social norms and desire a more sustainable and compassionate future.

We want people to appreciate and take seriously the unique opportunity we have right now, to take action and create the kinds of communities we all want to live in. To change the systems, behaviours and attitudes that perpetuate entrenched poverty, inequity and exclusion, WACOSS challenges and develops alternative solutions to systematic structures, community priorities and galvanizes community support.

Encompassing a shared vision for compassion and commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable Western Australians, our theory of change includes:  

  • Working together to build ownership – Collectivise;
  • Building broad base of community support – Convince; and
  • Creating pathways for systematic change – Create.

Our strategic plan is bold in its ambition, challenging belief structures and cultural norms, and building community empathy.