ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation


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

For more news from the community sector, check out our Weekly Community Sector eNotices.


Media alert: Listening to citizen voice at ACTCOSS Conference

15 July 2016

Susan Helyar, the Director of the ACT Council of Social Service has announced that this year’s biennial ACTCOSS conference, to be held from 4-5 August 2016, will focus on amplifying citizen voice.

Progress on strategic planning for community services

15 July 2016

Read Director Susan Helyar's update on the progress of strategic planning for ACT community services and how you can get involved.

Riverview development People & Place Group: Review of activities

8 July 2016

ACTCOSS and a number of our members have been part of a consultations by West Belconnen developers. Susan Helyar, Director of ACTCOSS, has provided an update on the activities of the People & Place Group.

Conference program draft released!

8 July 2016

We've released our draft program for the conference ACT 2020: Citizen Voice, Community Vision on 4-5 August 2016.

Education Equity for the ACT: Join the campaign!

5 July 2016

The Youth Co and ACTCOSS are together leading a campaign to highlight the issues and challenges of educational inequity in the ACT. Check out the website and sign up for the monthly ebulletin.

ACT NAIDOC Week events calendar 2016

1 July 2016

OA&TSIA and ACTCOSS have compiled a calendar of NAIDOC Week events being held in the ACT. Download the calendar

Health & wellbeing in the workplace: Director's update

1 July 2016

Read about health and wellbeing in the community sector -- related research, tools for employees and employers, and what employers can do to improve.

New journal: Working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples & communities

30 June 2016

We've released Issue 76 of our quarterly journal Update. Read about working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. Read the journal

Anti-Poverty Week, 16-22 Oct 2016: Help Reduce Poverty!

17 June 2016

As part of the ACT Anti-Poverty Week Facilitating Group, ACTCOSS encourages individuals and organisations to organise or take part in an Anti-Poverty Week activity that aims to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in the ACT, Australia or overseas.

Inquiry into Competition, Contestability and Informed User Choice in Human Services: Stage 1 Issues Paper Released

17 June 2016

The Productivity Commission is holding a public inquiry into the increased application of competition, contestability and informed user choice to human services. ACTCOSS encourages ACT service providers, consumers, and advocacy groups to engage in this discussion and have your voices heard.