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About WACOSS

April 25, 2017

The Council has a vision for an inclusive, just and equitable society. Our mission is to advocate for social change to improve the well-being of Western Australians and strengthen the community services sector that supports them. By challenging systems, behaviours and attitudes that create poverty, inequality and exclusion, we strive to make the lives of […]

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WACOSS Submission on ParentsNext

February 1, 2019

WACOSS submission to the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee on the ParentsNext program.

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Governance Changes for NGOs

February 18, 2019

This event will be useful for organisations that would like: An update on where the regulatory environment of governance is heading for NGOs Possible changes that will be occurring to the ACNC’s objectives and activities Advocacy you can and can’t do as a charity Whether the purpose of your organisation impacts your ability to advocate The […]

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WACOSS Team

April 25, 2017
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Debra Zanella

April 26, 2017

Debra is the Chief Executive Officer of Ruah Community Services, and has been serving in the role since 2016. Prior to this she held the Chief Executive Officer position at Hope Community Services, and Director of Organisational Development at St John of God Subiaco. As CEO of Hope Community Services Debra oversaw significant growth and […]

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October 4, 2018

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Community keen for action on Our Priorities

February 20, 2019

The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) welcomes the McGowan Government’s renewed focus and direction, Our Priorities, released today. “Many of the focus areas in the Premier’s Priorities align with the community service priorities championed by WACOSS on behalf of frontline services,” said Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, WACOSS. The early years of life […]

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Tips and Tricks of Program Measurement

March 28, 2018

What is the difference between measurement and evaluation? Why do we need consultants to evaluate our programs? What sort of measurement or evaluation do we do ourselves, and when do we need external assistance? In our current changing procurement environment of understanding and measuring outcomes, it can be very unclear as to what we are […]

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Smarter Services

April 25, 2017

  Co-Design Project WACOSS has been working with the State Government to deliver a set of consistent principles for co-design in Western Australia. This ongoing project will provide Government with the guidelines and tools to work with service providers and vulnerable people in designing smarter services in Western Australia. Download Co-Design Toolkit WACOSS Budget Submission  […]

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