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wirrpanda foundation

Leading the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

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Founded in 2005 by former West Coast Eagles player, David Wirrpanda, we aim to lead the provision of education, employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. We influence and inspire the empowerment of our people through our diverse work force, which is led by our First Australian role models. 

Programs across education and employment

jobseekers placed into employment in 18/19

girls currently mentored through Deadly Sista Girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander clients serviced by our wirra hub coaches

Programs across education and employment

Jobseekers placed into employment in 18/19

girls currently mentored through deadly sista girlz

aboriginal and torres strait islander clients serviced by our wirra hub coaches

who we are

Our story, told by our people. 

meet our team

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David Wirrpanda

Founder and Director

Troy Cook

Director and General Manager of Community Development

Josie Janz-Dawson

General Manager of Education

program delivery sites

latest news

Teaching Assistant Role for Thairon

TTW participant Thairon Jansen successfully finds a permanent role as an Indigenous teaching assistant.

CDP has restarted full servicing

CDP has returned to full servicing for CDP Job seekers with activities resuming.

Job Success for P242 Participant

Sophie has successfully found full time employment with the help of her P242 mentor

Onslow Program wins People’s Choice

The Onslow Family Support program has won the OCCI People’s Choice Award for the second year running.

Deadly Sista Girlz Launches in Geraldton

We headed to Geraldton to launch our Deadly Sista Girlz program at Champion Bay Senior High School.

WA award for Community Benefits Strategy

Our community partnerships have been recognised in the 2020 Parks and Leisure Regional Awards.

Cue Football Carnival in Wiluna

Our RSAS Wiluna program kids showed off their new threads at the SMF football carnival in Cue!

Deadly Sista Girl Footballs

Our new Deadly Sista Girlz footballs have arrived, featuring artwork by our very own Buffie Corunna.

ReSet Job Success for Brett

Preparing to be released from prison, Reset participant Brett decided to better himself through job training.

Transition to Work Training

Our TTW mentors lead 5 participants to begin an 8-week training program via Training Course Experts.

latest news

Teaching Assistant Role for Thairon

TTW participant Thairon Jansen successfully finds a permanent role as an Indigenous teaching assistant.

CDP has restarted full servicing

CDP has returned to full servicing for CDP Job seekers with activities resuming.

Job Success for P242 Participant

Sophie has successfully found full time employment with the help of her P242 mentor

Onslow Program wins People’s Choice

The Onslow Family Support program has won the OCCI People’s Choice Award for the second year running.

Deadly Sista Girlz Launches in Geraldton

We headed to Geraldton to launch our Deadly Sista Girlz program at Champion Bay Senior High School.

WA award for Community Benefits Strategy

Our community partnerships have been recognised in the 2020 Parks and Leisure Regional Awards.

Cue Football Carnival in Wiluna

Our RSAS Wiluna program kids showed off their new threads at the SMF football carnival in Cue!

Deadly Sista Girl Footballs

Our new Deadly Sista Girlz footballs have arrived, featuring artwork by our very own Buffie Corunna.

ReSet Job Success for Brett

Preparing to be released from prison, Reset participant Brett decided to better himself through job training.

Transition to Work Training

Our TTW mentors lead 5 participants to begin an 8-week training program via Training Course Experts.

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