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Serving Communities with Courage and Compassion

Wednesday 26th - Friday 28th February 2020

The 2020 Catholic Social Services National Conference at the Catholic Leadership Centre in East Melbourne aims to strengthen and advance our work in Catholic social services through a shared, critical, forward-looking focus on our mission and on the key issues of the day. It also aims to celebrate the good work achieved collectively and to be inspired and encouraged to continue our important work. It will address key issues facing our society and our sector, at each stage looking at the implications for us as individuals, for our organisations, and for our sector as a whole.


The program includes:

Francis Sullivan delivering the opening keynote on Margin Call - The Risk of Integrity

Dr Ursula Stephens presenting the Mary MacKillop Oration at the conference dinner

A panel with young Catholic professionals sharing their perspectives of working in the sector.

A forum focussing on how to harness media to advance mission and powerful advocacy
Catholic social services challenged to advance Indigenous recognition

Workshops on the key issues facing our sector and our organisations.


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Further enquiries: please contact Lucia Brick, Tel: (03) 9287 5566 or email: