DANA Strategic Plan 2023-2025
Who we are:
DANA is the national representative body for a network of independent disability advocacy organisations throughout Australia. Established in 2008, DANA’s members are community-based organisations that advocate for and with people with disability. DANA maintains strong links with the Australian state and territory disability advocacy networks and with the peak representative organisations for people with disabilities.
DANA’s vision is of a nation that includes and values people with disabilities and respects human rights for all.
DANA’s purpose is to strengthen, support and provide a collective voice for independent disability advocacy organisations across Australia that advocates for and with people with disability.
We achieve this by
promoting the role and value of independent disability advocacy
providing a collective voice for our members
providing communication and information sharing between disability advocacy organisations
providing support and development for members, staff and volunteers of disability advocacy organisations
building the evidence base to demonstrate the value of disability advocacy
promoting the human rights, needs, value and diversity of people with disabilities.
Key Focus Areas
1. Lead & Strengthen
Provide a leadership role for the collective voice of independent disability advocacy organisations Australia-wide.
Support adequate and recurrent funding of the disability advocacy sector nationally
Advocate for systemic changes to uphold the rights of people with disability
2. Communication & Connection
Provide expertise on the issues that affect the disability advocacy sector
Develop and strengthen partnerships to enhance our work
Undertake and uphold co-design and collaboration in our work
3. Promote and Strengthen
Promote the benefits of independent disability advocacy
Support building the capacity and resilience of the disability advocacy sector
4. Sustainable professional organisation
Build a sustainable professional organisation that supports its purpose and values
Demonstrate and promote an outcomes approach in all that we do
Read the full DANA Strategic Plan here: DANA Strategic Plan 2023 – 2025
DANA’s Constitution specifies the rules of governance including for the DANA board, the election of directors and membership and associate membership of DANA. It was last amended in December 2021.
Read the full DANA Constitution (as amended 14 Dec 2021)