Services provider Aruma recently welcomed representatives from the largest disability service provider in Canada, Christian Horizons, to Australia as part of a new partnership opportunity.

Aruma hosted held several workshops that focused on transformation, workforce enablers and barriers, quality safeguarding and practice and customer voice.

“This was a great opportunity to test what we do on an international scale. Engaging with other forward-thinking organisations across the globe also ensures that we can observe how others achieve best practice,” Aruma safeguarding and practice excellence, general manager, Ashley Creighton said.  

Christian Horizons provides services and support to people with developmental disabilities in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

The Canadian province of Ontario is currently investigating a shift in how people with disabilities are supported to live in inclusion and belonging. Aruma also shared their experiences about transitioning to the NDIS, and how it navigated its many changes and challenges.

“I think they thought of us firstly, for our size and scale, and secondly for how well we handled change and rapid growth. We also have great systems and structures in place, particularly for incident management,” Creighton said.  

Aruma looks forward to this international relationship opening further opportunities for sharing information, research, and practice to improve the lives of all people with a disability, he said.