ACTCOSS' end of year event on Friday 16 November 2018 will combine our Annual General Meeting, a symposium and the ACT Community Sector Awards. We will have a number of sponsored places available to ACTCOSS Members - please contact us.
Our event schedule is:
11am: Registration for AGM.
11.30am-1pm: AGM and launch of ACTCOSS 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.
1pm-1.30pm: Light lunch for AGM attendees.
1.15pm: Registration for symposium.
1.30pm-5.30pm: Symposium on the theme of 'The Rights of Children and Young People: Raised Expectations – Raised Responsibilities':
keynote by Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission
sector organisation presentations celebrating good practices in the ACT in responding early and well to the needs of children, young people, their families and communities
afternoon tea break
panel discussion hosted by Will Mollison from Families ACT on "Children’s expectations – Adults' responsibilities", involving a diverse cross-section of young people sharing their experiences and expectations
5.30pm-7pm: ACTCOSS and our sponsors Gallagher and Community Sector Banking will host the ACT Community Sector Awards, where we will acknowledge outstanding work done in the community sector by organisations and committed individuals. The call for nominations was sent out in September and has now closed. The awards ceremony will be preceded by drinks and canapes.