ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Experienced board member

ACT Human Rights Commission

ACT Human Rights Commission

The ACT Human Rights Commission’s role is to resolve complaints and promote rights. They:

  • provide an independent, fair and accessible process for resolving individual complaints
  • promote service improvement
  • promote the human rights and welfare of people
  • improve understanding of the laws that we work with

The ACT Human Rights Commission includes the following statutory office holders:

ACT Community Sector Reform Program

ACT Community Sector Reform Program - ACT Community Services Directorate

The ACT Government Community Sector Reform Program aims to support the community sector to respond to these changes. It is funded by the co-contribution levy, a pooled resource that was first announced in July 2012 and extended for a further two years in July 2015, and from financial and other resources provided by the ACT Government.

Components of the Program include:

Recruiting a Great CEO for your Community Group

10 Steps to Recruiting a Great CEO for your Community Group - Institute of Company Directors Australia

Possibly the most crucial decision that a not-for-profit organisation board will make is the selection and appointment of the group's CEO*. The ability of the organisation to survive and thrive may well depend upon this choice.

While a mediocre CEO may succeed at keeping the organisation ticking over, a great CEO can:

Justice Connect NFP Law: Privacy Law (Morning) & Volunteers & the Law (Afternoon) - 23 October 2018

ACTCOSS & Volunteering and Contact ACT are proud to present the following two workshops by Justice Connect.  The NFP law service of Justice Connect - iteself a NFP organisation are delivered by qualified lawyers with specialist expertise in NFP and charity law.  All lawyers have experience in delivering legal training to community organisations and many are also personally involved in the sector as volunteer board or committee members.  

Participants are welcome to come to either session, or the whole day - but will need to register accordingly.  Please feel free to contact ACTCOSS directly if you would prefer to be registered manually.