About Us

Communities at Work is the largest provider of children’s services and the largest not-for-profit community organisation in the ACT region, with a proud 43-year+ history.


Communities at Work provides a range of early education and care services and community services in the ACT and Capital region. Our services and programs make a positive contribution to the lives of Canberrans and create a social impact in our community. People are at the heart of everything we do. We go above and beyond in delivering high-quality services so that you can experience positive educational outcomes for your children, find a helping hand in times of need, enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and engage with positive social change.

Communities at Work is a public company limited by guarantee and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We employ over 600 employees, engage around 70 self-employed Family Day Care and In-Home Care educators and harness the passionate commitment of almost 100 volunteers to help us carry out our mission of enriching lives today and shaping better futures tomorrow.

As a people-focused for-impact organisation, Communities at Work is committed to creating a sustainable future for the Canberra community. Our surplus-for-purpose philosophy enables us to invest every dollar we earn right back into the Canberra community, including the provision of much-needed essential support such as food, clothing and accommodation assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.

The following program areas provide important services for everyone in the Canberra and ACT region.

Our Services

Our Policies

Communities at Work has adopted the following policies, applicable to all our employees, clients, volunteers, and members of the Canberra community:

1. Communities at Work Privacy Policy 

2. Communities at Work Whistleblower Policy

3. Communities at Work’s Social Media Policy

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