We are a social justice innovator.  We work in the health, justice and education sectors and believe that serious social problems can be solved by facilitating a community-led approach.

We enable opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce, delivering new programs that connect stakeholders with the community and help to support disadvantaged youth.

We design tailor-made recruitment campaigns and engagement strategies that result in real and lasting outcomes.  We deliver workforce development and integration, on-boarding, induction and diversity programs.  We focus on 3 critical stages of the employee’s lifecycle to establish the foundations of engagement, motivation and an enduring sense of purpose, especially in anticipation of the inevitable increasing pressures of task, schedule and performance.


Organisational Evaluation 

The Indigenous workforce – its capability and growth, is highly dependent on building trust and creating genuine engagement from the ground up. We work with our client to evaluate their level of preparedness to build an integrated, diverse and sustainable workforce. We accomplish this through:

  • Organisational preparedness assessments
  • HR policy review & developments
  • Cultural assessments
  • Structural reviews


Canvas Recruitment Process Outsourcing (CRPO) 

Our CRPO seeks to connect candidates with their sense of purpose. Collective decision making, role modelling and ownership is critical in building a sustainable team and reducing absenteeism and turnover. Our ability to identify suitable candidates and establish support frameworks from the outset, aligning internal culture with personal values and organisational purpose, is our strength.

We accomplish this through:

  • Tailored Recruitment Campaigns
  • Integrated Media Campaigns
  • Community & Engagement preparedness
  • Story Telling & Yarns


Growth & Development  

The creation of ongoing comprehensive support programs, that are measured through retention and employee engagement, particularly with regard to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates, is critical in changing historical rates of turnover. Our approach focuses on the creation of culturally relevant on-boarding and induction programs, which are co-delivered by external and internal Indigenous mentors and facilitators, to ensure connection and engagement from the outset. We then look to breed a culture of high performers through ongoing cultural mentoring programs, and our flagship Emerging Leaders program.

We accomplish this through:

  • Induction & On-boarding programs Diversity
  • Equity & Diversity Programs
  • Training & Education   
  • Coaching & Mentoring


Case Study – QCS

Canvas3 is a strong advocate for the sector and an equalization of opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across health, justice, education and employment. We are a partner to Queensland Correctional Services (QCS) to recruit, embed and support a team of Cultural Liaison Officers (CLOs).

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Case Study – National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

We first partnered with the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples in 2016 to assist the Organisation in their revival through the provision of specialised recruitment services.

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Case Study – Engaging with Social Enterprise

In 2014, The Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts (ACPA) successfully applied to Melbourne University Business School to participate in their Social Enterprise Program.  It was designed to take participants through an intensive process that guided them through the development of a business plan.

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