ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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ACTCOSS advocates for social justice in the ACT and represents not-for-profit community organisations.

Our vision is that Canberra is a just, safe and sustainable community in which everyone has the opportunity for self-determination and a fair share of resources and services.

Authorised by Emma Campbell for the ACT Council of Social Service.

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News

29 November 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed the ACT Government’s commitment to introduce a right to a healthy environment in the Human Rights Act 2004 but has called on the ACT Government to enact all Economic, Social and Cultural Rights including a right to housing.

29 November 2022

A report released today has shown that the ACT’s rental affordability is the worst in the country for people on low incomes – and continues to worsen.

24 November 2022

ACTCOSS has said that the 2022 Healthy Prison Review has highlighted serious issues with Canberra’s prison, including inadequate access to education and activities, major gaps in the provision of basic healthcare, inadequate infrastructure and inappropriate services for women. The report, tabled...

24 November 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has today welcomed key recommendations by an ACT Legislative Assembly committee aimed at better protecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from migrant and refugee backgrounds from racism and discrimination.

23 November 2022

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) said today that the ACT Government must make stronger commitments to social and affordable housing, consultation with marginalised communities and delivering community infrastructure and amenities in its planning reform.

Events

Event Date: 28 February 2023
The Reconciliation Peer Network (RecNet) is an informal group designed to bring together ACT community organisations who are interested in reconciliation and developing respectful relationships w
Event Date: 1 March 2023

The ACT Community Sector Human Resources Network (HRN) is a network of individuals and organisations interested in sharing, networking and improving processes for services and employees of ACT...

Event Date: 9 March 2023

The ACTCOSS Gulanga Program runs the ATSIComSec Network for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in the community sector.

Event Date: 16 March 2023

The ACT CASP Peer Network meeting is for representatives of CASP funded service providers, and related health and community services.

Event Date: 24 May 2023

The ACT Community Sector Human Resources Network (HRN) is a network of individuals and organisations interested in sharing, networking and improving processes for services and employees of ACT...