ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Networks & Working Groups

Want to get involved in a network or working group?

ACTCOSS brings together community organisations to network, discuss common issues and share information. Here are some of the networks and working groups we facilitate or support. Find out how you can get involved.

The ACTCOSS Board is our board of governance. It provides financial and legal oversight and the strategic direction for the organisation. Its members are elected from ACTCOSS members for a 3 year term at the AGM in November each year.

The ACT Leading Social Change Board Network offers an opportunity for volunteer board members to connect with one another to build their network and share knowledge across the ACT community sector.  

The ATSIComSec Network is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in the community sector. It consists of lunch meetings every two months and an email network for information sharing.

The Reconciliation Peer Network (RecNet) is an informal group designed to bring together ACT community organisations who are interested in reconciliation, including the process of developing and implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The Peaks Forum is a regular meeting of ACT peak body representatives.

The ACT Community Sector Human Resources Network (HRN) is a network of individuals and organisations interested in sharing, networking and improving processes for services and employees of ACT community sector organisations.

The ACT Community Sector Communications Network (CommsNet) is a peer network providing members with an opportunity to share communications good practice in the ACT not-for-profit sector.

The ACT Community Development Peer Network (CD Peer Network) is a joint initiative of ACTCOSS and CDNet. ACT community sector workers working within a community development framework are welcome to attend this informal meeting.

The Community Development Network ACT (CDNet) is a network enabling subscribers to share information about community development activities, initiatives and events relevant to the community sector.

The Canberra Community Care Network provides an email network for information sharing about community care.

The ACT CASP Peer Network is for representatives of ACT Community Assistance and Support Program funded service providers and related health and community services.

The ACT Justice Reform Group works on policy issues related to the criminal justice system, including justice reform, human rights, and social determinants of contact with the justice system. It provides a forum for community sector input to scrutinising and informing development of the criminal justice system in the ACT.

Justice Network (JNet) is an email network for anyone working or...

Homelessness Network (HNet) is an email network of ACT homelessness community services and interested parties which provides a forum for sharing the latest news in housing and homelessness matters, and innovations for homelessness service providers.

The ACT Nannies Group provides a safe environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grandmothers can come together once a week and share stories while providing emotional and spiritual support to each other in a peer setting.