Special Projects + Events
From time-to-time, Community Services #1 develops and operates a range of special projects aimed as supporting the community.
NAIDOC Community Celebration
As part of NAIDOC Week, CS#1 and 11 other community organisations come together to celebrate NAIDOC Week – a time to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our community celebration features musical and dance performances, sampling platters of bush tucker, reading circles for children, an Indigenous art workshop and a Conversation Circle where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women shared their unique life journeys, supporting the NAIDOC theme each year.
NAIDOC Prison Artworks Exhibition
In partnership with ACT Corrections, CS#1 annually hosts the NAIDOC Community Art Exhibition which features numerous artworks provided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees in the Alexander Maconochie Centre. All proceeds from sold artworks go directly towards supporting the artists’ rehabilitation.
During the month of July, the exhibition at the Community Services #1 Gallery was open to the public with hundreds of visitors.
Health Promotion Project
Over three years from 2013-16, CS#1 delivered a health promotion project funded by ACT Health. This project provided Canberra’s vulnerable community with healthy food, nutritional advice, access to local services and opportunities for social connection to enhance mental health. This holistic approach addressed social isolation and physical health by providing activities that brought the community together including gym programs, walking, gardening and excursions. To read more click here.
Nutrition Support Program
CS#1 has recently completed a nutrition support program funded by ACT Health to improve overall health and wellbeing in the community. By providing a series of information cards and engaging the services of a dietician our clients have developed health eating behaviours and an awareness of the close link between good health and nutrition.
For more information on these and other Special Projects – or to consult about ideas for other projects that may meet the needs of the local community, contact CS#1 on: Phone: 6126 4700