ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


Here you'll find news about ACTCOSS activities and major community sector news.

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2017 Capability Year-in-Review

21 December 2017

In addition to our Building Better Boards series and Emerging Leaders Program - as we draw to the end of 2017, here are some highlights of the conversations you or your colleagues might have been a part of through our Capability Program here at ACTCOSS.

Media release: Solar rebates for low income homes welcomed

19 December 2017

A consortium of business, conservation and community groups has welcomed the launch of a new program to assist low income households install solar panels today by the ACT Government.

Strategic Plan Survey and Annual Stakeholder Survey

15 December 2017

Provide feedback on ACTCOSS with our Annual Stakeholder Survey 2017 and help shape our direction with our Strategic Plan 2019-23 Survey.

Media release: Telecommunications becoming more essential but less affordable for low income ACT households

15 December 2017

A report released today by ACTCOSS reveals a decline in the affordability of telecommunications for people on low incomes in the ACT. This is widening the digital divide as access to the internet and a mobile phone has become increasingly essential...

Dangerous Ideas: Meaningful Outcomes: Summary

7 December 2017

ACTCOSS and the Community Sector Leaders Forum held a joint event last month that provided an opportunity for leaders of community sector agencies in the ACT to critically reflect on 'whose outcomes' we are pursuing, who determines those outcomes, and how we know we are making a difference. 

Power of Choice: Energy reform Ministerial workshop presentation available

29 November 2017

Slides are now available for the 14 November 2017 ACT Government Ministerial workshop on energy market reforms.

Released: ACTCOSS Budget Priorities 2018-19

23 November 2017

We have released our submission to the 2018-19 ACT Budget.

Annual Report 2016-17 released

21 November 2017

We've released our Annual Report and Financial Report for 2016-17. Check it out

Essential evidence for an impact evaluation: Reflection

10 November 2017

SIMNA, in association with ACTCOSS, were fortunate to hear from Scott Bayley - Principal Specialist in Performance Management and Results at DFAT - presenting an engaging public session on how to conduct a successful measurement and evaluation project.  This ranged from management and Theory of Change principles, to recognising when programs...

Media release: Stories of Transition - Reforms can deliver but urgent change needed

6 November 2017

ACTCOSS has released a new publication, Stories of Transition, which combines individual and organisational stories with information and data to highlight the effects of disruption across the human services sector in the last decade.