ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Cross-Sector Information Session: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Focus - 27 August 2020

Event date: 
27 August 2020
Event time: 
10 to 10.30am
Venue: 
via Zoom - please register on Eventbrite to be emailed access details

ACTCOSS Gulanga program The quarterly information sessions are aimed at people working in community sector organisations and related sectors, to receive an overview of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander service or program in the ACT region.

Session dates and focus organisations

Thursday 27 August 10am-10.30am: Yeddung Mura Good Pathways – Pastor Priestley Obed, Deanne Booth, Jonathan Cornforth (being confirmed)

Yeddung Mura means ‘good pathways’ in Ngunnawal language. Yeddung Mura was initially started to address a number of gaps identified by Aboriginal elders in the community. It is a grassroots organisation that works directly in the community to meet the needs of Aboriginal people. Yeddung Mura has been delivering Aboriginal services since 2008 and delivering Aboriginal prison services since 2014. Their goal is to build strong families and strong communities. Their guiding principle is ‘Everyone deserves another chance’. Ultimately, their aim is to bring about positive change in the lives of our clients by instilling a greater sense of purpose and value in them.

Yeddung Mura (meaning 'good pathways' in Ngunnawal language) is a grassroots organisation that works directly in the community to meet the needs of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Their Throughcare Support program works in collaboration with the ACT Corrective Services Throughcare Unit to provide individualised and intensive case managed and trauma informed support, in order to work together with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men and women exiting the Alexander Maconochie Centre following a custodial sentence.

NEXT SESSION DATES: Thursday 5 November 2020

We also encourage you to participate in Cross-Sector Networking Forums

Woden Community Service hosts these quarterly forums, which are aimed at professionals working in community services and related sectors. Two organisations will provide an overview of their services and programs and take questions from attendees. Attendees are encouraged to bring along any information and flyers about their services which can be shared with others.

Please check their events page to see if upcoming Cross-Sector Networking Forums are available for registration, or contact Hayden Page, Woden Community Service on 02 6282 3037 or [email protected]

NEXT FORUM DATES: Thursday 13 August 2020 | Thursday 22 October 2020
 

Thanks to everyone who attended our quarterly sessions. If you require further information and would like to provide feedback please contact either:

Hayden Page | 02 6283 6914 | [email protected] | www.wcs.org.au
Casey Armstrong | 02 6181 2802 | [email protected] | www.wcs.org.au|
ACTCOSS Gulanga Program | 02 6202 7200 | [email protected] | www.actcoss.org.au

Event details
Event cost: 
Free