We provide a wide range of early education and care services and community services in the ACT and Capital region, delivering high quality services that support positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship, enhances quality of life and leads to positive social change.
Communities@Work is a public company limited by guarantee and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We employ almost 650 employees, engage nearly 100 self-employed Family Day Care educators and harness the passionate commitment of 114 volunteers.
Our size enables us to deliver affordable, innovative and flexible services that respond to changing community needs, and importantly, we invest every dollar right back into the Canberra region, including the provision of much needed services for the vulnerable and disadvantaged. With over 43 years working and living in the Canberra community, Communities@Work and our team of passionate employees know and understand our community and are dedicated to building a better Canberra community.
Child Care Services
Our experienced team of qualified educators specialise in responding to the educational and care needs of all children, including early childhood education and care (long day care) , out of school hours care, holiday programs, family day care and in-home care.
Services for Seniors and People with a Disability
We deliver transport, social inclusion, recreational and skills development programs for seniors and people with a disability through in-centre, in-home and in-community settings.Read more
Services for People Experiencing Hardship
We provide food, accommodation, clothing and other essential services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the community, with a focus on empowering them to create better futures.Read more
Qualifications and Professional learning
Our registered training organisation specialises in delivering a variety of education and care qualifications as well as professional learning and support for children’s services.Read more
The Galilee School
Our registered, independent secondary school is designed specifically for disengaged young people who are unable to access the mainstream schooling system.Read more
While some community services are provided on a fee-for-service basis or funded through government contracts, our charitable programs rely on strong corporate, philanthropic and community support; and we are endorsed to receive tax deductible donations.
We value productive partnerships and invite you to support our efforts to make a difference in our community by donating, volunteering or spreading the word.