Top 21 Stories of 2021 from Communities at Work

The past year was anything but normal, with all our lives affected by the impact of COVID-19. Communities at Work has proudly played a leading role in supporting the Canberra community throughout the pandemic. Not only that, we shared stories from across the organisation on our social media and spread some cheer and goodwill!

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We celebrated plenty of stories around the organisation in 2021 on our Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter channels.

Here are the 21 stories that you connected with the most!

21. Our disability clients undertook a Street Library Scavenger Hunt. View the post here.


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20. We couldn’t go to Floriade so we made Floriade come to us. You enjoyed watching the flowers bloom with us. See the photos here.


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19. We won at the ACT Training Awards 2021 for the third year in a row, bagging the Large Employer of the Year award, and you celebrated with us! Check it out here.


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18. One of our educators, Kelly Adams from Richardson, shared her experience working in the sector and with Communities at Work. Read her testimonial here.

17. Our Transport drivers had so much appreciation pouring in, we had to share it. Click here to see the post.

16. We gave a massive shoutout to our Community Pantry staff for supporting the community during lockdown, and you appreciated it. Click here to see the post.

15. We acknowledged R U OK day across the organisation. Watch the wrap-up video here.

14. We shined the spotlight on Caroline Chilshom Out of School Hours Care. Look back here.

13. Book Week was a whole lot of fun and we captured it in a fun video. Take a look.

12. Our Seniors enjoyed an inter-generational program with children from Little Penguins Early Learning Centre. And so did you! Have a look at the photos here.

11. We waived the gap fee for our children’s services families. Read more here.

10. One of the children in our OSHC services, Lawson, shared a beautiful story about his pink boots that touched hearts. Check it out here.


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9. Our Director for Children’s Services, Kellie Stewart, shared her journey of career progression with Communities at Work and you all tuned in. Refresh your memory here.

8. Our educators play a big role in little lives, and shared the perks of the job. Here’s the video again! 

7. We thanked all our educators in a heart-warming video, and they received a ton of appreciation. Watch it here.

6. Our schmick-looking OSHC first aid officers grabbed a lot of eyeballs too! Check out the post here.

5. Palmerston OSHC celebrated Science Week – showcasing how to make a ‘rainbow bridge’. Watch the video here.

4. Our Director for Children’s Services, Kellie Stewart, received a lot of love as we featured her in our #InternationalWomensDay2021 series. Click here to check out the post.

3. Our volunteers shared why they loved volunteering with us – and you loved watching them share their experiences. Click here for the story.

2. Our Greenway Child Care and Education Centre educators became stars as we sat down and learned all about what goes on at the centre. Click here to watch the video.

1. Our Maribyrnong OSHC educators made the most out of lockdown cleaning – with a fun dance! Click here to view the story.

What were some of your favourite 2021 stories from Communities at Work? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Check out our Annual Report 2020-2021 for highlights of the year. 

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