In a year that has tested all aspects of Canberra’s wellbeing, Canberrans have pulled together and risen to the challenge. We have been reminded of our responsibilities to each other and the power of community.
Connect in Canberra is an information hub to help you stay in the loop, keep connected, be part of your community and get assistance and support if you need it. We’ve pulled together information from across Government and the community in a range of areas, from finding the right support to getting involved in your community to keeping occupied and active.
We want Connect in Canberra to be a really useful resource for our community. If you are aware of any information, resources or events that you think we should share here we want to hear from you. You can email the team at ConnectInCanberra@act.gov.au
As we face a challenge like no other, Canberra is stronger together.
For the latest information and advice on the COVID-19, and advice on how to look after your emotional and mental wellbeing go to the COVID-19 website at www.covid19.act.gov.au
Give a special gift to families in need this Christmas: Support CBR - Christmas Appeal
As we reach the end of a year that has tested all aspects of Canberra’s wellbeing, Canberrans are continuing to work together to make sure everyone is supported over the festive season.
Through the Support CBR – Christmas Appeal, GIVIT is providing Canberrans the opportunity to support local families experiencing hardship and local business at the same time, in a way that is more sustainable.
By purchasing local experiences and gifts from participating businesses that are donated to local charities and organisations - from movie vouchers, bowling, and Jungle Golf to beauty experiences and Questacon – your gift will go directly to someone in need.
Hardship Isolation Payment
Casual and part-time workers have been among the hardest hit with widespread unemployment across a range of sectors.
A COVID-19 Hardship Isolation Payment for workers experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic has been created to support Canberrans who are unable to temporarily work under a COVID-19 direction or health guidance.
Strengthening community connections part of Canberra community’s next steps in recovery
On 18 June 2020, Minister for Community Recovery Suzanne Orr announced further steps in Canberra’s recovery with a focus on supporting community connections and grassroots activity.
While restrictions are easing there are still Canberrans who will feel the effects of COVID for a long time to come. The highest impacts felt by our young people, those experiencing social isolation, and those who have lost work.
The ACT Government will be implementing a broad range of activities over three phases under Canberra’s Community Recover Roadmap and we will be working closely with community partners, to rebuild an inclusive community where Canberrans feel they belong, are valued and can contribute.
The ACT Government is committed to ensuring that all Canberra residents, regardless of their background, have equal access to its programs and services. It is ACT Government policy to use professional interpreters when speaking with people who have difficulty communicating in English. You can find out more about accessing the Translating and Interpreting Service for your language here.