Rainbow Pet Parade: CBR Fair Day 2017

The Rainbow Pet Parade will return to Fair Day in 2017!

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Hosted at Gorman Arts Centre, the finest and fluffiest (or not!) of Canberra's pups will come together to strut their stuff.
Does your puppy have the waggiest tail? Or have the most fashionable outfit?
Register your fur baby by downloading the attachment below and returning it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 26 October. You can also return a hard copy of this form to the Northside stall at CBR Fair Day on the day!
Registration cost: gold coin donation. All proceeds will return directly to Northside Community Service to fund the PAWS Program. Help keep Canberra's vulnerable pets healthy and happy!

Speaking Up, and Accessing Support

“Allies of LGBTIQ people have been asking what they can do to show their support for friends, families and colleagues while the postal survey is being rolled out” Philippa Moss, Executive Director of the AIDS Action Council said today.

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CBR Fair Day 2017

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Applications are now open for CBR Fair Day 2017 at Gorman Arts Centre

Performers, stallholders and sponsors are the back bone of this wonderful annual event, and we encourage you to take a look at the information packs below and decide how you or your organisation can get involved! In 2016 we saw 40+ stallholders, 7 amazing performers and more than 10 organisations sponsoring and lending support to bring CBR Fair Day to life. This year we are going bigger, louder and brighter and we want to bring you along for the ride! 

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Change is never easy, but change is here to stay

Many people say they are going to do things and then never do them. I am guilty of this as much as the next CEO. However, as we approach the end of another financial year and an ever changing political environmentt with uncertain funding we have many things to achieve and the Council is well-placed to achieve them.

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LGBTIQ Aged Care Training Free Workshop

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The AIDS Action Council in conjunction with COTA and the LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Committee are holding a workshop for people interested in the aged care sector and in gaining a better understanding of the needs of the older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community members. The workshop covers a historical perspective and explains the current legal and human rights situation for the LGBTIQ community.

This workshop will be relevant for anyone interested in aged care, implementation of the National Initiatives and how inclusive practice and a Person Directed Care framework can benefit everyone.

These free informative and interactive workshop will to promote a better understanding of the needs of ageing LGBTIQ people and how to meet them.

This workshop can assist services meet the priorities for the National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Ageing and Aged Care Strategy.

In the ACT, these National workshops are delivered as a partnership between lead agency The AIDS Action Council, COTA, Northside Community Service & the LGBTIQ Ministerial Advisory Council.


2nd of May at COTA Hughes Community Centre 9.30 to 12.45
3rd of May at Northside Community Service 9.30 to 12.45
10th of May at Northside Community Service 9.30 to 12.45

Morning Tea provided. Everyone is welcome. If you’re interested in coming along, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (or call 6257 2855).

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services through the National LGBTI Health Alliance: A National Initiative for the Aged Care Sector.

LGBTIQ Community Consortium Report

The Canberra LGBTIQ Community Consortium (the Consortium) is pleased to present you with a report of the findings from a series of complex consultations undertaken by the Consortium over the last few months.

The Consortium is a partnership of four agencies brought together by the common goal of ensuring health, wellbeing, access, social inclusion and equity for Canberra’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities.

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