4-5 August 2016
Rydges Capital Hill,
Cnr Canberra Ave & National Circuit, Forrest, ACT, 2603
The ACT Council of Social Service Inc. convened our biennial conference in 2016 with the theme ‘ACT 2020: Citizen Voice, Community Vision’.
We brought together people working in the community sector as staff, volunteers or board members, activists, researchers and policy makers to hear the diverse voices of people who live in Canberra, build a collective understanding of a community vision for the future of our city, and explore how we can work together to achieve this vision.
Downloads & Videos
- Conference Summary Report
- Stories of Home session video and transcript
- Preliminary program (pdf) or (docx) (last updated 2 August 2016)
Thank you to our in-kind sponsors:
- Design Managers Australia for pulling together the Conference Summary report.
- James Young of Connect Photographix for photography
ACT Community Sector Awards 2016
The ACT Community Sector Awards were presented at the end of the first day of the conference at the Awards and Networking Event. Over 100 community people joined together to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of community sector organisations and individuals.
In addition to the awards presentations, we heard from 666 ABC's Genevieve Jacobs as guest speaker and presenter, and enjoyed the music of the Gugan Gulwan Children’s Band.
The award recipients for 2016 were:
- RSM Partnership Award: YWCA Canberra Clubhouse: YWCA Canberra & Richardson Primary School
- Highly commended: Woden Community Service & Narrabundah Early Childhood School
- Highly commended: Beyond Crisis Workshops: Women’s Centre for Health Matters & Domestic Violence Crisis Service
- Highly commended: Me and My School Forum: ACT Council of Parents and Citizens Associations, Companion House & ACT Principals’ Association
- Little Feet, Big Footprint Award: PANDSI
- Yellow Edge Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace Award: Heart Foundation ACT
- Strengths-Based Award: Menslink
- CIT Human Rights Award: Erin Smith, Safe Schools Coalition ACT
- ACT Community Love Your Work
Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate.