Families ACT
Our vision is a Canberra where all families thrive

About Us

Our Purpose, Objectives
& Values


Our Purpose

Families ACT is a territory peak, not-for-profit, organisation which aims to represent the interests of children, young people and families and the continuum of services which support them, in the ACT and surrounding region. We take a broad and inclusive view of what constitutes a family and strive to improve the wellbeing of all families in the ACT and surrounding region. 

    Our Priorities

    • Advocacy and awareness – Be the voice of organisations supporting children and families.
    • Research and policy – Facilitate research to inform policy that improves outcomes for children and families. 
    • Sector development – Strengthen the capacity of organisations providing services to children and families.


      Our Values

      • Social Justice – We believe that equity is essential to achieving thriving families and communities.
      • Diversity – We acknowledge and support families in all their diversity.
      • Collaboration – We work with our members and other like-minded organisations to achieve change.
      • Leadership – We provide strategic leadership in advocacy, research, policy and sector development.
      • Integrity – We work with integrity, transparency and accountability.
      • Inclusion – We believe in equality of opportunity, rights and social, cultural and economic wellbeing.