ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Resources

Here you'll find resources that can assist your organisation and staff develop more awareness about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

These resources will help you to increase your understanding about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, embed good cultural practices in your organisation, and engage in respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service users and workers.

Assistance: For assistance with these resources, please contact our Gulanga Program.

Reconciliation Peer Network: For networking and peer support around reconciliation and cultural awareness, join the Reconciliation Peer Network.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Resources List

Gulanga Good Practice Guides

These guides provide information on topics that aim to assist organisations implement and embed good practice when working and engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly within the ACT and region. Each guide provides a general overview, which we hope will generate change and discussion within a workplace.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Resource for Community Sector Workers (ACT & Region)

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Resource for Community Sector Workers provides basic information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and can be used as a guide to start further research and conversation.

CASAT - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit

The CASAT is a set of good practice standards developed to assist community service organisations improve the quality of their services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and communities and to strengthen the organisation’s knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Reconciliation Calendar Poster

ACTCOSS has developed this calendar to reflect on our shared history and to map events that have helped shape the reconciliation journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community. The events in this calendar recognise and celebrate some of the actions and achievements from the past that form the...

Gulanga Activity Book

The Gulanga Program developed the Activity Book to assist organisations in supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. We hope the activities will assist you to connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their cultures.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Men's Resource Booklet: Canberra Region

This booklet aims to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men and their families, and the agencies supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men in the Canberra region, by raising awareness of available services in the area. It also includes topics such as researching your family, what you need when you are looking for...

Options for Our Community: Housing, Accommodation, Respite and Support in the ACT

This is a practical guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in the community sector. It aims to raise awareness of services and to facilitate the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families to access services that will best meet their needs.

Perpetual Calendar for Reconciliation and Health

This calendar aims to support community organisations to celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples and their ongoing contribution to this nation.