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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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16 March 2018

In this article, ACTCOSS takes a closer look at homelessness data in the ACT, including homelessness rates over time and specialist homelessness services.

14 March 2018

Community services are pressing for continued action on homelessness in Canberra following the release of 2016 ABS Census figures today which point to a fall in the overall rate of homelessness but highlight the continued demand for support services as well as people continuing to sleeping rough...

19 December 2017

A consortium of business, conservation and community groups has welcomed the launch of a new program to assist low income households install solar panels today by the ACT Government.

15 December 2017

Provide feedback on ACTCOSS with our Annual Stakeholder Survey 2017 and help shape our direction with our Strategic Plan 2019-23 Survey.

15 December 2017

A report released today by ACTCOSS reveals a decline in the affordability of telecommunications for people on low incomes in the ACT. This is widening the digital divide as access to the internet and...


Event Date: 26 March 2018

ACTCOSS is developing our new Strategic Plan that will guide our work in 2019-2022. Our next member engagement on development of the Strategic Plan will be a Member Forum on 26 March. We will...

Event Date: 28 March 2018

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 April 2018

This workshop is designed to equip emerging and existing Team Leaders and Managers with knowledge and skills that will assist them to create and support a highly effective team.

Event Date: 11 April 2018

This workshop is designed to equip emerging and existing Team Leaders and Managers with knowledge and skills in performance management.

Event Date: 12 April 2018

Facilitated by the ACT Human Services Registrar of the Quality, Complaints and Regulation branch of Community Services Directorate

This seminar aims to support community organisations to...