Whitelion is a national non-profit organisation that started in 1999 to help young people achieve change in their lives.
There are a lot of services for young people, but many simply do not reach or effectively engage the young people who need them the most. Whitelion provides this connection with a passionate team of professionals, volunteers and partners in the community and corporate worlds.
Whitelion breaks the cycle of disadvantage for thousands of young people every year with prevention programs, intensive support services and street outreach services.
Statement of commitment to equal opportunity and anti-discrimination
Whitelion actively promotes the importance of equality, empowerment and inclusion of all peoples through its practice, people and programs. Whitelion recognises the importance for an inclusive and open culture where diversity is valued, respected and celebrated. Discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying is not only unacceptable, but unlawful according to key legislation.
Whitelion adheres to all relevant legislation regarding discrimination and equal opportunity including:
- Age Discrimination Act 2004
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992
- Racial Discrimination Act 1975
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984
Whitelion supports and promotes the participation of all people in its workforce and services regardless of gender, race, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, family status, political conviction, religious conviction, age, ability, social history, appearance and social status.