Welcome to Compass Inc

The Compass Institute Inc. is an award winning Sunshine Coast based Charity dedicated to providing support for people with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. While Compass commenced in 1992 providing Alternative Education programs to seven thousand at-risk youth, in 2003 we followed our dream to establish a leading edge day program for young people with disabilities. The intent of the service model was to dramatically change the philosophy behind this type of service from one of passive recreation to a pathway of lifelong learning, skills based training and vocational opportunities. In many ways Compass has rewritten the rule book around what a day program can achieve.

Support Compass

Support Compass by sponsoring a Compass assistance dog.

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Join Compass

As a trainee you gain access to all our programs and services.

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Get Involved

Get involved by volunteering at events, or become a sponsor.

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Skill Based Training

Skills based training takes the theory and discipline of learning to the next level. This is where the young person begins to genuinely build capacity, becomes more independent and finds out where their abilities lie through a real hands-on process.

Compass Connections Cafe

With operating hours of Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 2:30pm Connections is very much a working Café offering a full menu of food and beverages. As a Compass enterprise its primary objective is to provide real world work experience and flexible vocational opportunities to people with disabilities.

Dollar – A – Day

For just One Dollar A Day ($1), you can join other generous people in the community who are sponsoring a puppy to become an Assistance Dog.  This means a $30,000 full sponsorship becomes a shared one.  You will receive regular updates on the progress of your puppy, right through to it’s graduation.

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