Our Vision is "That Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation is recognised as a progressive leader for positive change enabling Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria's Far South West to lead fuller lives". 

Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation (Winda-Mara) is a community controlled organisation located in South West Victoria with offices in Heywood and Hamilton and an 80km service area.

 

Winda-Mara was established in 1991 as a result of members within the community wanting to provide better health, education and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the area and has a membership base of over 200 members. 

With over 75 people employed at Winda-Mara - with 70% Aboriginal staff, our key focus is to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families to access and participate in culturally appropriate services and community activities.

Winda-Mara has provided services to the local Aboriginal community for over 30 years.

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OUR VALUES

Our work will be guided by the following values and behaviours:

Social Justice

Providing justice, equity, social equality and human rights.

 

Professionalism

Acting and practicing in a cultural, ethical, respectful and inclusive manner.

 

Empowerment

Building, strengthening and empowering individual and community decision making.

 

Responsiveness

Responding in a timely, engaging, respectful and culturally appropriate manner.

Partnership

Creating better client outcomes through strong partnerships.

 

Accountable

Responsible monitoring and reporting systems ensuring transparent and accountable service delivery.

 

Effectiveness

Effective ‘results orientated’ services meeting the needs of the community.

 

Respect

Respect for those clients, work colleagues, community members and others that we meet and work with each day.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Winda-Mara's Board of Directors are elected by the local Aboriginal community members and is subject to the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island) Act 2006.

The Board is responsible for the strategic direction, control and responsibility for the management of the affairs of Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation (WMAC) in conjunction with the WMAC Rule Book and policies and procedures.

 

​2022 Winda-Mara Board of Directors

 

Jason Walker (Chairperson)

Joseph Saunders

Denise Lovett

Benjamin Church

Jacinta Kimber

Staycee Charles

Michael Bell

WINDA-MARA STRATEGIC PLAN 2019-2022

 

Our Plan builds on previous success and past and current works of our community, ensuring the organisation’s ongoing contribution and responsiveness to the needs and expectations of community sets direction in response to changing environments.  As part of developing the plan, community and organisational consultations took place in both Heywood and Hamilton with the purpose of seeking feedback on Winda-Mara’s priorities for 2019 – 2022.

To view Winda-Mara's Strategic Plan, click below:

WINDA-MARA ANNUAL REPORTS