In February, Multicap played host to Canadian disability provider, Christian Horizons.
Christian Horizons is a non-profit organisation with strong religious values that is dedicated to helping people with disabilities to accomplish their goals.
In Canada, the funding system to enable those living with disabilities to live lives of inclusion and belonging is shifting to be more person-centred.
Seven members of the leadership team from the Canadian provider flew to Australia with a purpose of gaining an understanding of how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and person-centred funding works.
The team were interested to see how people are supported to have greater choice and control over their funding and support.
Their introduction to Multicap came through Andrew Rowley, CEO at Ability First Australia, an organisation which Multicap is a proud member of, which aims to improve global alliances between disability providers.
Andrew has since had the opportunity to meet with Christian Horizons leaders in Ontario, Canada in support of ongoing learning.
These international alliances allow for information sharing to ultimately benefit people worldwide who live with disabilities.
Andrew Rowley said Ability First Australia is incredibly fortunate to count Christian Horizons as one of our global affiliates.
“Their recent visit was a great opportunity to learn about their approach to service delivery, and how we might use these insights to inform our own strategic direction, drive best practice and, critically, better understand how we can help support people with disability across the world,” said Andrew.
Multicap Group CEO, Joanne Jessop and members of the leadership team were delighted to facilitate a day tour for the team at Christian Horizons.
The tour included Multicap offices at Eight Mile Plains, the Monte Lupo art studio, Apex House, Makeables/PepsiCo, and headspace Indooroopilly.
Janet Noel-Annable, CEO of Christian Horizons, said the team valued their time spent learning alongside the incredible leaders from Multicap during the recent visit.
“Although our focus was primarily to gain a deeper understanding of funding models and how people are supported to have greater choice and control in their lives, our learning exceeded our expectations,” said Janet. “We sincerely appreciate the time spent with us to share the excellent work of this organisation.
“It’s clear that Multicap is very much committed to their belief of supporting people to live life to the fullest. Our shared focus on supporting people with excellence made for great collaboration, and we look forward to our continued learning together.”