Purpose, Mission & Values

Communities@Work has a long history in the Canberra community, and we pride ourselves on the positive contribution we make. As Canberra’s largest not-for-profit community organisation, we work with our community to build resilient, sustainable and socially inclusive communities.

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Together with the Board, I am delighted to introduce Communities@Work’s 2019 – 2022 Strategic Plan. It sets out the priorities and themes for the organisation over the next three years. In our new Strategic Plan, we embrace ongoing inquiry, reflection and action with an eye toward future goals and the journey to excellence and positive social change. This plan is a living document, so in addition to identifying strategic priorities, we maintain a flexible approach that allows us to take advantage of opportunities that arise during the execution of the plan.

Lee Maiden
Communities@Work Chief Executive Officer


Communities@Work Strategic Plan 2019-2022 Updated

Download Communities@Work’s Strategic Plan Here (PDF download)

Our Purpose

Communities@Work is responsive to the needs of the community, delivering high-quality services that support positive educational outcomes, assists in alleviating hardship enhances the quality of life and leads to positive social change.


Our Mission

To enrich the lives of people in our community in life changing ways.


Our Values

  • Integrity

    We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all our actions.

  • Respect for All

    We respect everyone, and value difference and diversity.

  • Progressive

    We are adaptive and agile in pursuing the mission of Communities@Work, with a proactive approach to change and progress.

  • Quality and Innovation

    We are committed to excellent service delivery, underpinned by continuous quality improvement.

  • Sustainability

    We ensure our services are relevant and appropriate as we build our capacity for a sustainable future.

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