ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Enter the ACTCOSS 2018 National Reconciliation Week Draw!

10 April 2018

Would you like to enter a draw for over $300 worth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources for your workplace?

Resources include items such as: AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia, The Little Red Yellow Black Book, Ngunnawal Plant Use Book, and more.

In recognition of Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focussed public holiday in the ACT, Reconciliation Day, and National Reconciliation Week, the ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is inviting ACT community sector workplaces to share in one page (approximately 400 words) or less:

‘How will your workplace recognise and celebrate ‘Reconciliation Day’ and/or ‘National Reconciliation Week’ in Canberra?’

Enter the draw here

Closing date: 5pm Monday 4 June 2018.

Draw date: Thursday 7 June 2018 at the ACTCOSS Post Budget Forum.

With permission, your entry and the name of your workplace will be published on the ACTCOSS website www.actcoss.org.au.

Please contact ACTCOSS if you have any questions:
Phone: 02 6202 7200
Email: [email protected]

Reconciliation Day: Monday 28 May 2018

Australia's first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander focussed public holiday, 'Reconciliation Day' will be held in the ACT each year on the first Monday on or after the 1967 Referendum anniversary day of 27 May - the start of National Reconciliation Week.

National Reconciliation Week: Sunday 27 May to Sunday 3 June 2018

The theme for National Reconciliation Week 2018 is ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery’. This year, Australians are invited to Learn, Share, and Grow – by exploring our past, learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and developing a deeper understanding of our national story.

National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.