As Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation and the largest provider of Early Education and Care services, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality services to the people of Canberra and reinvesting every dollar we earn right back into the community.

Children's Services

We are the largest children’s services (early childhood education and care) provider in Canberra and the surrounding ACT region. We operate multiple high-quality child care and education centres, out of school hours care - before and after school care services and school holiday programs, as well as support self-employed family day care and in-home care educators.

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Support Services

We offer support services - food, clothing and accommodation assistance - for people experiencing hardship in the Canberra community. Our community food pantries, clothing program, crisis support, homelessness support, etc. programs cater to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community.

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Qualifications and Professional Learning

Our Registered Training Organisation (RTO 88148) - The Centre of Professional Learning and Education (CPLE) - offers nationally recognised qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care as well as Business Administration. We also offer professional development training and workshops throughout the year for professionals in the community services and children's services sector.

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Seniors and Disability Services

In an environment characterised by trust and respect, we deliver community support to seniors and people living with a disability to enhance independence, social inclusion and well-being. We provide support with life skills, as well as social and recreational opportunities.

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Galilee School

Our registered, independent special assistance school is designed specifically for disengaged young people who are yet to succeed in mainstream schooling environments. We support positive learning outcomes for at-risk and vulnerable young people in years 7-12.

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Community Development

Our Community Development program draws people together and encourages them to make longer-term meaningful connections with their communities. We empower people to utilise their existing assets and skills to help build the community they want to live in.

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Best Dressed Store (Op Shop)

Communities at Work’s Best Dressed Store is our Op Shop in Canberra, located on the ground floor of Endeavour House, 1 Franklin St, Manuka (opposite the entry to the Coles underground parking). The op shop sells quality clothing, shoes and accessories, primarily for formal occasions or work, at bargain prices. We heavily rely on volunteers for the store’s day-to-day operations. Find hidden treasures of high quality, pre-loved, special occasion and work-ready clothes and accessories at our Best Dressed Store. Prices start at $5.

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