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July 2019
31
Jul

State Budget Submission Karratha Forum

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget.   The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.   WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several…

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August 2019
02
Aug

State Budget Submission Perth Metro Forum

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Each year, the Western Australian Council of Social Service presents a Budget Submission to the State Government, highlighting the priority areas for service funding in the next State Budget. The Submission is the culmination of sector-wide conversations, and provides recommendations for funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. WACOSS is beginning development of its 2020-21 Budget Submission, and invites you to attend one of several regional and…

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05
Aug

Public forum on electronic gambling and harm

WACOSS is collaborating with the Public Health Association of Australia (WA Branch), Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, and Anglicare WA.

9:00 am - 10:00 am

The WA Government is currently considering legislation to privatise the TAB, the state-owned betting agency. As part of the sale, the legislation will permit simulated racing machines to be placed in TABs in WA. Come along to hear from experts talk about why permitting simulated racing machines is not a good idea for the health of Western Australians.

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October 2019
18
Oct

Introduction to Peer Work

Karratha

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In collaboration with Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA), the WA Primary Health Alliance & WACOSS are supporting the delivery of the Introduction to Working with Peers workshop for community sector professionals in the Pilbara. Workshop topics include: Introduction to peer support and peer work. What and why of Peer work Engaging consumers - good practice Consumer participation and engagement for input on strategic planning, policy and projects. Limited travel support subsidies are available to Pilbara-based candidates. Contact Celeste Astorino, Pilbara…

$ 24.00 incl. GST

$ 30.00 incl. GST non-members

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19
Oct

Foundations of Peer Work

Karratha

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

In collaboration with Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA), the WA Primary Health Alliance and WACOSS are supporting the delivery of the Foundations of Peer Work workshop for individuals in the Pilbara. This workshop is for participants with a lived experience such as mental health or AOD use who feel they have progressed along their recovery path and would like to know more about peer support work. CoMHWA provides lived experience education, training and awareness raising to consumers, services, policy makers and the…

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21
Oct

CRR and FCAWA Conference 2019

Be Inspired!

 

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Financial Counsellors' Association of WA and the Community Resilience and Relief Sector are excited to present our annual conference with the theme 'Be Inspired!' Come and join us at the Duxton Hotel - 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth. Keynote Speakers for 2019 include Nkandu Beltz and John Falzon. Nkandu has been named one of the top 20 renowned speakers of Mind and Its Potential and one of the most sought after young leaders and speakers.  Nkandu has authored three books…

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25
Oct

State Budget Submission launch and Annual General Meeting

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Western Australian Council of Social Service are pleased to welcome you to the State Budget Submission launch. Each year, WACOSS provides the Western Australian Government with a State Budget Submission which reflects the sector's priorities for expenditure in the following State Budget. The Submission is a culmination of sector-wide consultation, forming a significant part of WACOSS policy and advocacy work, and influencing funding decisions for community services organisations across Western Australia.   State Budget Submission Registrations - 12:30 pm…

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28
Oct

The introduction of ‘Trackside’ electronic gaming machines in WA TABs and gambling harm

The WA Government recently passed a Bill as part of the sale and privatisation of the TAB which allows for simulated electronic gaming machines to be introduced in all TAB outlets across the state. This is pokies in disguise. 

Passing this Bill will knowingly result in an increase in gambling related harms in our community, and the impacts on health and wellbeing will be felt by the whole community. As a state that has safeguarded communities from gaming machines outside of the casino, this is a step in the wrong direction. It’s not too late for the Government to stop electronic gaming from causing harm in our communities.

Community members who would like to express concerns and ask questions are invited to the public forum to hear from experts on the issue, and have a chance to have your say on gaming machines in WA.

The Hon. Ben Wyatt, Treasurer, and the Hon. Paul Papalia, Minister for Racing and Gaming have been invited to attend this event.

Join the conversation on social media using #DontBetOnHealth

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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November 2019
20
Nov

Leadership in the Sector

Session 1 – Karratha

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WACOSS is supporting the facilitation of a workshop/networking event in Karratha for those up-and-coming or experienced leaders interested in engaging with a local successful Leader in the Community Services Sector. Attendees have an opportunity to interact with others, ask questions and explore innovative approaches to common issues as well as assessing challenges and solutions in your personal leadership experience. These capacity building opportunities are supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

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28
Nov

Co-design Workshop

Newman

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This workshop aims at improving services or designing new programs in the community services sector. Co-design – also referred to as ‘co-production’ – is part of a widespread trend to involve people in decision-making about the services they use. The WA Council of Social Service has been a leader in Co-Design practice in WA, having developed the WACOSS Co-Design Toolkit for use by government and community organisations in the design of new and improved services and programs. These capacity building opportunities…

$ 32.00 incl. GST

$ 40.00 incl. GST non-members

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December 2019
03
Dec

Leadership in the Sector

Session 2 – South Hedland

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WACOSS is supporting the facilitation of a workshop/networking event in South Hedland for those up-and-coming or experienced leaders interested in engaging with a local successful Leader in the Community Services Sector. Attendees have an opportunity to interact with others, ask questions and explore innovative approaches to common issues as well as assessing challenges and solutions in your personal leadership experience. These capacity building opportunities are supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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10
Dec

Communication and Managing Conflict

Karratha

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Every person has a unique way of communicating, often this is based on our life experiences, culture, personality and many other factors. Learn how to overcome communication roadblocks to promote healthy conflict resolution in order to achieve positive outcomes in the workplace. By practising these skills, you will be able to work better with others, foster new relationships or revitalise past ones. These capacity building opportunities are supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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12
Dec

Leadership in the Sector

Session 3 – Tom Price

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

WACOSS is supporting the facilitation of a workshop/networking event in Tom Price for those up-and-coming or experienced leaders interested in engaging with a local successful Leader in the Community Services Sector. Attendees have an opportunity to interact with others, ask questions and explore innovative approaches to common issues as well as assessing challenges and solutions in your personal leadership experience. These capacity building opportunities are supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

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13
Dec

Cost of Living report launch

Report launch and networking sundowner.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our independent research on the changing cost of living for low income households provides critical evidence to support advocacy about poverty in Western Australia. Our analysis offers insight into the changing financial pressures being faced by different households experiencing economic hardship and stress Following the official proceedings, there will be a sundowner event offering networking opportunities for government, industry, and community service sector leaders. We look forward to seeing you at this important event in the community service sector calendar.…

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January 2020
16
Jan

Advocacy Toolkit + ER Connect

Karratha

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you always wanted to influence decision makers to create positive change, yet not sure how? This training is for you! Learn the basics of advocacy which will enable and empower you to be an advocate for an inclusive, just and equitable society. Stand up for those experiencing disadvantage and hardship together. PLUS - ER Connect is the first of its kind - understand and explore the emergency relief and financial support services accessible to you. These capacity building opportunities…

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22
Jan

Advocacy Toolkit + ER Connect

Hedland

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you always wanted to influence decision makers to create positive change, yet not sure how? This training is for you! Learn the basics of advocacy which will enable and empower you to be an advocate for an inclusive, just and equitable society. Stand up for those experiencing disadvantage and hardship together. PLUS - ER Connect is the first of its kind: understand and explore the emergency relief and financial support services accessible to you. These capacity building opportunities are…

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30
Jan

New Year Sector Breakfast 2020

Members’ Event

8:00 am - 10:00 am

The annual New Year Sector Breakfast is an opportunity for us to recognise the expansive work of our members, to unite us as a sector, and to celebrate our collective achievements and launch the new and exciting year ahead. Now, more than ever we need to engage and activate to harness our collective impact and tell our stories. Places are limited, book early to secure your spot. This is a Members' Event. Non-Members will be invoiced $30 following the event.

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February 2020
14
Feb

Strategic Planning Workshop

Karratha

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This Strategic Planning workshop provides a comprehensive overview of how to go about the strategic planning process. Participants will learn what is involved in designing and adapting strategic plans to suit their organisation. A must-do for anyone involved or embarking in the process, this interactive workshop will provide participants with the practical skills and knowledge. These capacity building opportunities are supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

$ 32.00 incl. GST

$ 40.00 incl. GST non-members

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18
Feb

Tailored Governance Support

Karratha & Hedland

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Register to attend this governance support opportunity that reflects your unique context and varying organisational needs. WACOSS are providing free, one-to-one governance workshops for local community organisations and social services as part of the Pilbara Not-For-Profit Capacity Building Project. These customised sessions are limited to one per organisation however, multiple participants can attend the workshop. Registered organisations will need to complete a short survey prior to the workshop to ensure our facilitator meets your governance needs during the allocated session. Karratha…

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26
Feb

Outcomes Measurement Workshop

Hedland

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Outcomes Measurement is a fundamental framework used cross-sector and cross-government to coordinate efforts. It provides an opportunity to drive better outcomes by articulating shared goals and enabling measures of our collective impact. This important workshop aims at arming individuals and organisations with the knowledge to carry out more effective collaboration with an adaptable structure for service evaluation and continuous improvement. These capacity building opportunities are supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

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