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Conference Summary report and videos available

A Conference Summary document is now available for the Designing Social Change conference we held with the University of Canberra in August 2014. The document outlines key learnings from the conference. Thank you to Design Managers Australia for pulling this valuable resource together.

You can also watch videos of some of the plenary talks on the ACTCOSS YouTube channel. Stay tuned as we add more.

Visit ACTCOSS Conference 2014 for more information about the conference and the winners of the ACT Community Sector Awards.

Nominate for the ACTCOSS Committee

Nominations close: 5pm, Monday 13 October 2014

ACTCOSS is inviting Delegates from Member Organisations, and Associate Members, to nominate for Committee member positions that will be open for election at our Annual General Meeting on Monday 17 November 2014, 4pm-6pm, at the ACT Legislative Assembly Reception Room.

In addition to a commitment to effective governance, the priorities for skills, experience and knowledge to bring onto the Committee in the term of office for 2014-2016 are: accounting, finance and business development; lawyer or paralegal expertise; lived experience, past or present; systemic advocacy skills.

Nominees should also consider their ability to commit and participate as a Committee member. The requirements for participation are: To apply, please read the Constitution excerpts, and complete and return the nomination form by 5pm, 13 October 2014: Contact us if you would like more information.

ACTCOSS supports re-phasing capital investment to assist Mr Fluffy homeowners

Media release, 14 September 2014

ACTCOSS Director Susan Helyar said today that ACTCOSS welcomes the decision of the ACT Government to delay large parts of the $2.5 billion infrastructure package announced in the last ACT budget, including the City to Lake development and a new national Convention Centre.

Protecting a Fair Go: Community response to the 2014-15 Federal Budget – 22 September

You are invited to the Protecting a Fair Go panel discussion, co-hosted by ACTCOSS and St Vincent de Paul Society. Panel members will address the values that our community holds and where these are not being reflected in key social policy budget measures in the 2014-15 Federal Budget.

Keynote Speakers: John Falzon (National CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society), Susan Helyar (Director, ACT Council of Social Service Inc.), a video presentation by Sandy Schramm from the City University of New York on what a community looks like 5-10 years down the track of the welfare and program changes proposed in the Federal Budget.

The discussion will include hearing from people directly affected by proposed changes to welfare and service provision.

New Membership Service: Insurance Solutions Tailored for Community Service Organisations

Working in conjunction with ACTCOSS, OAMPS has developed industry specific risk cover and services for all sized organisations, including:
- Reduced premiums and discounted Worker’s Compensation rates for ACTCOSS members
- Association Liability, Management Liability and Professional Indemnity
- Cover for all physical assets including motor vehicles
- National claims support and easy to pay monthly instalment options.
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