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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Media release: Cost of living worsens fourth year in a row for low income Canberrans

7 May 2018

New research released today shows that the rising cost of living continues to hit Canberra’s low income households hardest as incomes fail to keep up with the increasing cost of essential goods and services.

Expression of Interest: Pilot Board Mentoring Program

20 April 2018

The Leading Social Change Board Network is an informal network to connect volunteer board members across the ACT community sector. The 2018 Pilot Board Mentoring Program is for existing members of not-for-profit Boards in the ACT who would like to establish a mentee or mentor relationship with Board members from other not for profit Boards in...

Media release: Numbers confirm housing is our city’s greatest challenge

13 April 2018

A data snapshot compiled by the ACT Council of Social Service confirms that creating affordable housing and addressing homelessness should be the number one priority for a government committed to reducing inequality....

Enter the ACTCOSS 2018 National Reconciliation Week Draw!

10 April 2018

Would you like to enter a draw for over $300 worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources for your workplace?

Nominations open: 2018 Canberra & District Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year

5 April 2018

ACTCOSS is coordinating the Canberra & District Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Community Sector Worker of the Year Award. Nominate a community sector worker or volunteer by Friday 15 June 2018.

ACT homelessness data - A closer look

16 March 2018

In this article, ACTCOSS takes a closer look at homelessness data in the ACT, including homelessness rates over time and specialist homelessness services.

Media release: Homelessness - we need continued action

14 March 2018

Community services are pressing for continued action on homelessness in Canberra following the release of 2016 ABS Census figures today which point to a fall in the overall rate of homelessness but highlight the continued demand for support services as well as people continuing to sleeping rough in the ACT. 

Emerging ACTCOSS policy & advocacy themes

19 January 2018

As we move into 2018, ACTCOSS' policy work takes shape...

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.