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.


Community Shared Statement for the ACT 2016 Election released

26 August 2016

Today we have released our Community Shared Statement for the ACT 2016 Election which has been endorsed by 19 representative and peak bodies.

Media release: ACT leaders to go head to head on community priorities for election

26 August 2016

The ACT’s three main party leaders, Andrew Barr (ACT Labor), Jeremy Hanson (Canberra Liberals) and Shane Rattenbury (ACT Greens) will go head to head at a party leaders forum next Monday to respond to the ACT Community Shared Statement for the next...

July policy forum presentation: Infrastructure

9 August 2016

The ACTCOSS July Policy Forum was on the theme of infrastructure and included a briefing and presentation from Tony Carmichael, Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Environment and Planning Directorate. Check out the Powerpoint presentation.

ACT State of the Community Service Sector Survey goes live

29 July 2016

This August ACT community service organisations will be sent an email from the UNSW’s Social Policy and Research Centre asking them to complete a survey about their organisation or business.

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