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Developments
Better outcomes for people who are disadvantaged; a resilient Catholic Social Services sector that responds effectively to its changing environment; Catholic Social Teaching making a difference; prevention and response to child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and organisations; and effective communication and engagement with Church and communities are among the priorities laid out in the Catholic Social Services Victoria's Council strategic plan for 2017-2019, which was recently finalised.
The St Vincent de Paul Society is urging the federal government to increase Australia’s annual intake of refugees to 30,000,
as world leaders convene for two special summits on refugees in New York.
This conference, to mark Anti Poverty Week 2013, provided great input and good discussion on
2013 Commissioning Mass and Annual General Meeting
 
Fr Joe Caddy’s homily on our calling as Catholic social services agencies, and Cath Garner’s presentation on ‘Partnering for Mission’, were memorable aspects of our 14 March Commissioning Mass and AGM.  Julie Edwards of Jesuit Social Services and Jan Horsnell of Southern Cross Care were welcomed to the Council of Catholic Social Services Victoria.
In early October 2012, Catholic Social Services Victoria submitted a response  to a Victorian
In a faith-based mission-driven organisation, leaders and staff need to learn and develop to enable them to play their part in making the mission come alive.  A new section of this website - http://www.css.org.au/Mission-Formation/Mission-Formation.aspx - now presents resources to enable such 'Engaging with Mission'.  These resources relate to recruitment, induction, leadership formation, and deeper engagement.  Any feedback on this material, or ideas for further development of this repository, would be most welcome:  contact Peter Hudson, tel 9287 5570.


 
Catholic Social Services Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Elders in each of the Communities where we work.
 
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