Wesfarmers Resources and Curragh are very proud to announce a new partnership with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME). AIME is a unique organisation that has proven to dramatically improve the chances of Indigenous children finishing high school. The AIME Program brings together coaching principles and mentoring to engage Indigenous high school students by matching them with a university mentor.
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Wesfarmers Resources Brisbane office has continued its matched giving program by supporting the Brisbane based McIntyre Centre during the month of June. The McIntyre Centre was established in 1964 and offers a variety of equine-assisted development programs in a caring environment for young people and children with a disability.
Wesfarmers Resources is proud to announce the establishment of it's first Indigenous Cadetship in the Brisbane office. This exciting new opportunity reflects the company's commitment to the Wesfarmers Reconciliation Action Plan and to Closing the Gap. More information on the cadetship can be found in the careers section of the website.
Wesfarmers Resources Brisbane office has continued its matched giving program by supporting Youngcare during the month of April. Youngcare was established in 2005 following the inspirational story of one woman’s battle to find relevant and dignified care. There are currently 700,000 more young Australians being cared for at home by family and friends, often with limited support.
Wesfarmers Resources Brisbane office has continued its matched giving program in 2012 by supporting the Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland. The Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland is a specialist mental health organisation providing services across south and central Queensland with offices in Brisbane, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Northern Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba.
On 7 December 2011 Wesfarmers was named the Australian Sustainable Company of the Year at the annual Australian Sustainability Awards run by the Ethical Investor publication.