ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

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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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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.

31 July 2017

ACTCOSS welcomes the release this past week by the ACT Government of an Affordable Housing Discussion Paper inviting people who experience housing stress, landlords, community advocates for affordable housing and the property industry to share their views on actions that can be taken to improve...

25 July 2017

This submission provides a preliminary examination of the nature, extent and consequences of insecure work in the ACT, focusing on impacts on people experiencing disadvantage and the...


Event Date: 25 August 2017

Would you and your Board benefit from the renewal of energy and the skills to become even more strategic and innovative? Do you have new Board Members who would benefit from the latest in...

Event Date: 29 August 2017

The ACT Human Rights Commission is providing free training for the community about ACT discrimination law. This brand new interactive workshop will draw on real-life situations to enhance your...

Event Date: 11 September 2017

This two part workshop includes a comprehensive overview of the principles of the recruitment and selection process, paired with a practical approach to induction and engagement strategies for new...

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: 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...