ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Update, Issue 92, Summer 2020-21: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples: Stories of good practice in the community sector

Publication date: 
December 2020

This edition of the ACTCOSS journal shares examples of good practice, tools and resources to assist in improving and developing services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and supporting First Nations staff in the community sector.

We hope this journal provides a useful reference to support your organisation to develop safe and inclusive services accessible to and appropriate for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Contents include:

  • Editorial - By Dr Emma Campbell, CEO, ACTCOSS
  • Tuggeranong Arts Centre – First Nations Story - By Lorena Quinlivan, Committee Member, Tuggeranong Community Arts Association
  • What is “good practice” in the context of Aboriginal housing from an Aboriginal Community Housing Provider perspective? - By Thomas Slockee, Chair & Kim Sinclair, CEO, SEARMS Aboriginal Corporation (SEARMS)
  • Good practice at Beryl Women Inc. - By Chelsea Malinas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Specialist Domestic Violence Worker, Beryl Women Inc.
  • Supporting culturally appropriate primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT - By Dr Naomi Houston, Indigenous Health GP Advisor and Sharon Storen Indigenous Health Officer, Capital Health Network
  • Dhunlung Yarra Service
  • Mulleun Mura: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Access to Justice Program
  • Reconciliation Peer Network
  • Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit
  • Gulanga Good Practice Guides
  • Do you have an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander worker or volunteer at your non-profit?
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Education Program – 19 March 2021
  • Save the date: 13th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations
  • ACTCOSS AGM, new Board and annual report.