Dear Members and Valued Supporters,
WACOSS has rescheduled the 2020 Conference Finding Ground: Building a better way together.
The conference, originally planned for May, will now take place 26-28 October 2020.
Government health modelling has indicated that there will be a potentially higher risk of COVID-19 spreading through WA by late April or mid-May, the period within which the conference was originally scheduled.
Our members, supporters, and stakeholders within the community services sector work with some of the most at-risk groups of people in the state. We have a responsibility to support the sector, who in turn may need to prioritise their organisation’s response to COVID-19 during this time rather than spare resources to attend the WACOSS conference.
It is important that we in turn prioritise our support to the sector, and during the coming days, weeks, and months we will share information, resources, and best practice examples with our members and the sector via our regular communications channels.
If you have registered for the conference or the Community Services Excellence Awards, we will be in touch with you soon with a couple of options. Firstly, you can transfer your registration to the October dates, or if this doesn't suit, we will provide a full refund. We are also working with all conference speakers with the hope that they will be available in October. Updates on the program will follow in coming weeks.
The Community Service Excellence Awards have also been deferred to October, and we are extending award nominations until Tuesday 30 June 2020. Nominations can continue to be made via the nomination portal at www.cseawards.org.au/nominations until this date.
If you have already submitted your award nomination but would like to take advantage of this extension, please contact WACOSS on 08 6381 5300 to arrange re-submission of your nomination.
We thank you for your support, and if you have any questions you are most welcome to get in touch via phone, or email to email@example.com
Chief Executive Officer