ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Networks & Working Groups

Want to get involved in a network or working group?

ACTCOSS brings together community organisations to network, discuss common issues and share information. Here are some of the networks and working groups we facilitate or support. Find out how you can get involved.

The ACTCOSS Committee is our board of governance. It provides financial and legal oversight and the strategic direction for the organisation. Its members are elected from ACTCOSS members for a 2 year term at the AGM in November each year.

The ATSIComSec Network is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in the community sector. It consists of lunch meetings every two months and an email network for information sharing.

The Reconciliation Peer Network (RecNet) is an informal group designed to bring together ACT community organisations who are interested in reconciliation, including the process of developing and implementing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

The Peaks Forum is a regular meeting of ACT peak body representatives.

The ACT Community Sector Human Resources Network (HRN) is a network of individuals and organisations interested in sharing, networking and improving processes for services and employees of ACT community sector organisations.

The Community Sector Leaders Forum (CSLF) is an alliance of community sector service provider leaders who have come together in response to the key challenges and opportunities that face this sector of the economy and the community.

The Community Sector Managers Network (CSMN) is a network for senior managers of community sector organisations in the ACT.

The ACT Community Development Peer Network (CD Peer Network) is a joint initiative of ACTCOSS and CDNet. ACT community sector workers working within a community development framework are welcome to attend this informal meeting.

The Community Development Network ACT (CDNet) is a network enabling subscribers to share information about community development activities, initiatives and events relevant to the community sector.

The Canberra Community Care Network provides an email network for information sharing about community care.

This network brings together social policy officers and researchers from across the ACT community sector to provide mutual support, share information and ideas, and develop collaborative and strategic research, policy and advocacy projects.

The ACT Justice Reform Group works on policy issues related to the criminal justice system. It provides a forum for community sector input to scrutinising and informing development of the criminal justice system in the ACT.

The Canberra Living Conditions Network (CLCN) consists of managers and workers from community and government agencies, and private enterprise, who provide services to individuals and families living in squalor and hoarding situations.

The ACT Nannies Group provides a safe environment where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grandmothers can come together once a week and share stories while providing emotional and spiritual support to each other in a peer setting.

Homelessness Network (HNet) is an email network of ACT homelessness community services and interested parties which provides a forum for sharing the latest news in housing and homelessness matters, and innovations for homelessness service providers.

The ACT Community Sector Communications Network (CommsNet) is a peer network providing members with an opportunity to share communications good practice in the ACT not-for-profit sector.

The Human Rights Network is an email network that facilitates discussion and information sharing around human rights.