The Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) is the peak body for the alcohol and other drug (AOD) education, prevention, treatment and support sector in Western Australia. Since its establishment in 1984, WANADA's membership has developed to reflect a 'whole-of-community' approach to alcohol and other drug issues.
WANADA is an association of organisations and individuals working to improve the quality of life of people and communities affected by alcohol or other drugs. WANADA is an independent, membership-driven not-for-profit association.Paid staff are supervised by an elected Board comprising agency delegates and individuals drawn from the membership.
To be an effective voice on policy, quality and sustainability for the alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia.
To lead and support development of the alcohol and other drug sector to deliver best possible outcomes for the community of Western Australia.
WANADA's objective areas are:
- To effectively represent and lead the WA AOD service sector
- To support development and improvement of the sector service capacity and effectiveness
- To position WANADA, and therefore the WA AOD service sector, through networks and collaboration to ensure effective outcomes for individuals and the community
- To develop WANADA as a sustainable peak body
Embedded in these are a commitment to cultural security and effective communication.
WANADA's core funding is provided by the Western Australian Drug and Alcohol Office (DAO) and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
WANADA also receives additional project funding from:
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WANADA is a National Compact Partner.