Canvas 3 is a social justice innovator.

We focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce development and people solutions. We are passionate about changing the way in which our workforces are engaged, retained, developed and supported.

Canvas 3’s integrated recruitment and engagement strategies are built on embedded community and stakeholder relationships. They deliver real and lasting outcomes, through:

  • Workforce development and integration
  • On-boarding and induction
  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Cultural Competency
  • Coaching & Mentoring

Canvas acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website makes every effort to respect cultural traditions. Indigenous readers are advised that it may contains images or names of people who have passed away.

Australia is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis.


Ten years after National Sorry Day and almost three decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Report , the rate of Indigenous incarceration is the highest it has ever been.

Since 2004, the number of Aboriginal Australians in jail has increased by 88%. Over half of Australian children in custody are Indigenous, yet the Indigenous population in Australian is only 3%.

It’s also expensive. Every year, Australia spends over $8 billion locking up Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people.

A further $30 billion is directed towards Aboriginal programs that are supposed to improve lives and close the gap.

But it’s not working.

Community empowerment, representative leadership, and economic development are part of the solution.