ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

ACTCOSS AGM, Symposium & ACT Community Sector Awards: Megan Mitchell on children's rights - 16 Nov

Event date: 
16 November 2018
Event time: 
11.30am AGM, 1.30pm Symposium, 5.30pm-7pm Awards
Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University Drive South, Bruce ACT 2617


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.

Parking and transport: Please find a map of the venue showing the closest paid parking (in red, $11 per day), accessible parking (public in dark blue, light blue by pre-arrangement – contact us before Tuesday 6 November) and bus stops (in orange). You can also be dropped off right in front of the venue as there is a drop-off area with 15 and 30 minute parks (about 5 of each).
Event details
Event cost: 
Symposium and awards night: ACTCOSS Members $100, Non-members $120. A number of sponsored places are available to ACTCOSS Members experiencing financial hardship - Please contact us. AGM is free.
RSVP email: 
Event contacts
Contact name: 
Holly Zhang
02 6202 7200
Ann Harding Conference Centre, 24 University Drive South
BruceAustralian Capital Territory 2617