ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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ACTCOSS is your peak body for community organisations and people experiencing disadvantage in the ACT.

Our vision is to live in a fair and equitable community that respects and values diversity, human rights and sustainability and promotes justice, equity, reconciliation and social inclusion.

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News

17 May 2018

ACTCOSS and Koorimunication would like your organisation to participate in our initial survey of community sector organisations to hear your experiences with employing and retaining of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander...

8 May 2018

ACTCOSS has joined ACOSS in saying the 2018-19 Federal Budget had ducked the long term challenge of creating a revenue stream capable of reversing inequality, addressing unmet service needs and providing pathways out of deep poverty. 

7 May 2018

New research released today shows that the rising cost of living continues to hit Canberra’s low income households hardest as incomes fail to keep up with the increasing cost of essential goods and services.

13 April 2018

A data snapshot compiled by the ACT Council of Social Service confirms that creating affordable housing and addressing homelessness should be the number one priority...

10 April 2018

Would you like to enter a draw for over $300 worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources for your workplace?

Events

Event Date: 23 May 2018 to 24 May 2018

This workshop is for Family Support Workers who are working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families with complex needs.

Event Date: 29 May 2018

In the lead up to the announcement of the 2018-19 ACT Budget on 5 June, ACTCOSS will be holding a session on reading ACT Budget Papers.

Event Date: 31 May 2018

These information sessions are aimed at people working in community sector organisations and related sectors, to receive an overview of services provided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Event Date: 4 June 2018

Four Aboriginal grannies challenge government policies to bring their grandkids home. Their grassroots actions spearhead a national movement to curb the skyrocketing rates of child removal.

Event Date: 7 June 2018

The ACT Budget will be announced on Tuesday 5 June 2018. ACTCOSS will hold its ACT Budget Forum for the Community Sector on Thursday 7 June from 12pm to 2pm. ACTCOSS Director, Susan Helyar, will...