Overview

Vision

To lead change. Promote diversity and inclusion. Advancing the social, economic and cultural prosperity of the nation.

Mission

To activate creative inclusion strategies for all, by providing high quality workforce and engagement solutions that connect communities and corporates who share aspirations to make a profound social and economic impact in Australia.

Established in 2013, Community Corporate is a national award-winning diversity and inclusion company operating in the niche area of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Our key services include:

  • strategic advice and activation projects
  • workforce planning and recruitment
  • government relations and PR
  • pre-employment programs
  • non-accredited training
  • corporate and community events
  • social enterprise development, and
  • project management, research and evaluation.

We specialise in working with refugee and migrant communities, as well as women, youth and long term unemployed.

Community Corporate also brokers strategic partnerships between the community, corporate and public sectors, and creates opportunities for organisations and leaders with shared values and a commitment to social responsibility to collaborate.

The principles

that guide our approach to what we do:
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People are our passion

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Partnerships are our priority

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Challenging conventional thinking

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Delivering a difference

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Quality not quotas

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Driving social innovation

Our Story

Community Corporate was founded by Social Entrepreneur and second-generation Filipino migrant, Ms Carmen Garcia. Carmen witnessed firsthand exposure to the struggles her mother faced in being able to practice her profession of law without her qualifications being recognised in Australia.

This, along with her collective experience from state government, private and community sectors placed her well to identify the disconnect.

Carmen established Community Corporate with the goals of challenging conventional thinking, brokering relationships across sectors and advocating for the important role of work as a corner stone to settlement and belonging for newcomers to Australia.

She believes:

“at the core of human dignity is work”

By far the largest area of activity, representing some 65% of the company’s work, is custom-designed refugee employment programs. These services are tailored to the appetite of corporate partners to access a diverse workforce by adapting and creating different processes for recruitment and entry into their businesses. Known as DiversityWorks! by CommunityCorporate ®

Community Corporate pioneered the ‘employer-led model’ underpinned by the principle of ‘hire for attitude’, now firmly embraced by a growing number of major partners across Australia in industries including:

Hospitality

Care Sector (Aged and NDIS)

Construction
Agribusiness
Admin
Cleaning and House Keeping
Retail and Sales
Warehousing / Logistics

This niche company uniquely traverses many sectors including settlement services, recruitment and employment services, diversity and inclusion consultancy, and government relations. The founder established Community Corporate largely to fill white space and in a low competitive inter-dependent position to facilitate alliances for cooperative partners to maximise collective expertise and impact.

Community Corporate has successfully leveraged from a new demand in the way companies recognise the importance of social contribution as a part of their value proposition and complementary feature of organisational culture.

Community Corporate’s unique position in the market has been strongly underpinned by a focus on delivering differently. Its distinctive element of a corporate lens in tackling social problems has resulted in rapid growth with operations in:

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Regional Australia

Companies and organisations engaging with Community Corporate will gain access to an impressive network of social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, peers and stakeholders who are committed to having a positive social impact.

Community Corporate is looking for partners, not clients, and will work with you to achieve your corporate goals through consulting, research, profile development, market positioning, enterprise strategies and cross-sector collaboration and partnerships.

Community Corporate has strongly demonstrated its ability for translating ideas into results that produce value for business and society.

Our People

At Community Corporate we live and breathe our mission and are driven by our collective commitment to the principles that underpin everything we do.

We are Movers and Shakers!

We embrace creativity and innovation and are recognised for challenging conventional thinking. We are flexible, proactive, solution geniuses. We enjoy working at a fast pace, having lots on the go and being agile.

We care about getting things done that influence a conversation and deliver genuine impact and change.

Carmen Garcia

CEO and Founder

Heak Lim

National Account Manager (based in NSW)

Katherine Beckwith

Event Coordinator and EA to the CEO

Vivian Rivera

Learning and Development Coordinator

Sava Said

Acting Employment Coordinator

Kulser Ahmad

Project Support Officer (Based in NSW)

Our core team

Our team of partner experts include:

Researchers and academics
Project Managers
Strategic planners
Tender writers
Marketing specialists
Facilitators
PR experts
Trainers and coaches