ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Journal - 'Update'

ACTCOSS produces a regular journal, Update. Each journal gives members the opportunity to discuss and promote a specific topic.

Update is available to over 500 subscribers through our Weekly Community Sector eNotices, plus we email the journal directly to over 200 community organisation members and associate members, and community sector officials in ACT Government directorates. We also post hard copies to politicians (ACT MLAs, Federal Ministers and Senators).

Journals are available for download below. We are happy to print and post journals to members on request.

Advertising: ACTCOSS offers paid advertising space in the journal for community service related items. Find out more about our journal advertising rates and specifications.

Note: We are in the process of uploading back issues of the journal. If there's a specific issue you're after, please contact us.

Next Edition

The Summer 2020-21 edition of the ACT Council of Social Service’s journal Update will have the theme of:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples: Stories of good practice in the community sector

Would you like to contribute an article as a service user, a worker, a manager, an individual or as a representative of your organisation? Let us know ASAP to guarantee your spot. It's free to submit an article, or you can pay to run an ad.

Some ideas for articles include (but aren’t limited to):

  • How are organisations measuring their success when working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities?
  • How does cultural awareness assist with growing more awareness, appreciation and understanding on a personal and/or professional level?
  • Share how your organisation achieved a target (large or small) through your Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Tell us about a project or program where your workplace has had success.
  • How does your organisation value diversity in the workplace?  
  • Has the employment of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander workers assisted your organisation to support their communities better?
  • Has your organisation invested in training and what training have you found most useful?
  • Stories of advocacy: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Deadline for contributions: COB Monday 16 November 2020.

Word count: Up to 1000 words.

Referencing: For any data or ideas that aren't your own, please include a bibliographic reference (i.e. the source's author, title, publisher, date published, URL, date the URL was accessed).

Images & logos welcome: They need to be high quality (>200dpi) PNG, JPEG, EPS, PDF or PSD format.

Journal will be distributed: December 2020.

To reserve a space for your article, please contact: [email protected], ph: 02 6202 7200. Please let us know your topic, and how many words, images and logos you'd like to include and we'll set aside a spot for you in the journal layout. ACTCOSS members will have priority for inclusion in the journal.

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