Why become a member?
The Western Australian School Canteen Association Inc. (WASCA) is a not-for-profit health promotion charity that provides nutrition and food service support.
As a member, you will be part of a leading public health organisation and a community that share the WASCA vision to create a sustainable, equitable and healthy food environment.
Members receive a range of exclusive benefits and discounts.
Membership categories and costs
|Category||Description||Annual fee (incl. GST)|
|Voting||School||All Western Australian schools; entitled to one (1) vote||$199|
|Nominate up to 4 contacts e.g. Canteen Supervisor, Principal, Parent Body representative, Manager Corporate Services, Teacher (i.e. health, home economics)|
|Community||Representatives from not-for-profit organisations or community venues (e.g. sports, arts, racing clubs, associations, recreation and aquatic centres); entitled to one (1) vote||$199|
|Nominate up to 4 contacts e.g. Manager, Project Officer, Canteen Supervisor, Venue Manager, Club President, Team Manager|
|Personal||Individuals who support the purpose and objects of the Association; entitled to one (1) vote||$149|
|Non-voting||Associate||Being any organisation, whether incorporated or not, which does not fit within any other category of membership e.g. health professionals/organisations with an interest in nutrition and food services||$229|
Decide which category of membership, complete an application form, and return with your payment – WASCA accepts direct deposits, credit card and cheques. Please use school/organisation name as reference number for deposits. Forward payment details to WASCA, PO Box 3484, East Perth, WA 6892 or make a direct deposit to our Bank Account (BSB 306 035, Account No. 419 758 5).
Download the current membership form.
|Advisory service||Access to canteen benchmarks – WA based research about canteen operations, days of trade, number of students, income and expenses (coming in 2023)||Free||NA|
|Mentoring with senior staff and Board members||Free||NA|
|Advisory service: phone and email support||Free||Limited|
|School Canteen Consultancy: i.e. meeting with canteen staff, parent body and principal; a review of canteen operations and menu; review of financial practices and status; comprehensive report with recommendations||$800||$1,200|
|Employment||Job Board access: free advertising for vacant canteen positions on the WASCA website and social media platforms||Free||NA|
|Job description template||Free||NA|
|General human resource tools and referral||Free||NA|
|Managing volunteers – advice and resources||Free||Limited|
|Business & Finance||Canteen Finance training||$50||$75|
|Financial management resources and templates e.g. daily procedures, record keeping||Free||Limited|
|Grants & Awards||Nan Marlow Award for Excellence in Volunteering ($1,000 value)||Eligible||Not eligible|
|Robin Bromley Visionary Grants (3 x $1,000 grants per year)||Eligible||Not eligible|
|Training & Networking||FoodSafe® Online Food Handler Training (all staff and volunteers are required to complete this training); valued at $35 per person||Free||NA|
|Professional development events topics may include food and nutrition, sustainability, employment – in person, virtual, hybrid||Discount price||Retail price|
|Networking events – in person, virtual, hybrid||Free||NA|
|General Meetings featuring guest speakers and product samples||Free||NA|
|Star Choice™ Food Registration Program||Star Choice™ Buyer’s Guides, 2 per year||2 copies||1 copy|
|Exclusive access to discounts from registered companies||Free||Limited|
|Regular updates regarding products including recalls; new product launches; access to samples; sustainability practices and support||Free||Limited|
|Resources||CanTeam Newsletter – 2 per year; featuring stories direct from members; recipes; latest nutrition facts; updates|
|Monthly eNewsletter direct to your inbox||Free||Not eligible|
|Online resources and templates||Free||Limited|
|Recipes and menu ideas||Free||Limited|
|Online community via social media||Free||Free|
|Advocacy||An independent voice for school canteens||Free||Free|
|Canteen Day – annual celebration to acknowledge the vital role of school canteens||Free||Free|
|Collaboration with organisations such as WACSSO, and other public health agencies focused on health and wellbeing||Free||Free|
|Input into the Federation of Canteens in Schools – FOCIS (national body)||Eligible||Not eligible|