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ACTCOSS is your peak body for community organisations and people experiencing disadvantage in the ACT.

Our vision is to live in a fair and equitable community that respects and values diversity, human rights and sustainability and promotes justice, equity, reconciliation and social inclusion.

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News

12 September 2017

We are calling on members to nominate for Committee positions open for election at our AGM on 21 November. Nominations close 5pm, 24 October.

22 August 2017

ACTCOSS welcomes the announcement of a citizens’ jury to be convened by the ACT Government to examine ways to improve the Compulsory Third Party insurance scheme (CTP) in the ACT.

12 August 2017

As Canberra moves towards the wider use of citizens’ juries, the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy (CAPaD) and ACTCOSS have joined forces to expose a draft set of principles to ensure that deliberative mechanisms are trialled in a robust, respectful and informed way.

11 August 2017

ACTCOSS is seeking co-contributions to fund expert analysis of 2016 Census data on disadvantage in the ACT. A report based on this analysis would be released during Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October 2017). The total cost of this research would be $20,000. 

11 August 2017

ACTCOSS is an active member of the ACT Women's Services Network (WSN). WSN recently submitted feedback on draft legislation addressing privacy and technology-facilitated abuse.

Events

Event Date: 5 October 2017

The training program, facilitated by Julie Moore (Koorimunication), includes modules such as cultural respect, effective communication, past policies and practices that have impacted upon...

Event Date: 10 October 2017

The community consultation process for the 2018-19 ACT Budget process is now open. On 10 October ACTCOSS will be hosting a member forum with Mr Stephen Miners, the ACT A/g Under Treasurer.

Event Date: 19 October 2017

A two-day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency workshop for family and community services. SNAICC developed this training in partnership with Family Relationships Services...

Event Date: 20 October 2017

A two-day Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency workshop for family and community services. SNAICC developed this training in partnership with Family Relationships Services...

Event Date: 24 October 2017

This workshop will provide participants with strategies to enhance organisational culture employee engagement, whilst highlighting the obligations employers and employees have in relation to the...