Pride Month

This Pride Month, we come together to celebrate love, diversity, and the beautiful tapestry of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a time to honour the courage and strength of those who have fought for the right to be their true selves.

Every person deserves to live with dignity, free from discrimination, and to love without fear. TASC joins this celebration by advocating for equal rights and representation for all in the communities where we operate. If you or someone you know in Toowoomba, Ipswich, or surrounding areas is experiencing discrimination, contact TASC Legal and Social Justice Services at 07 4616 9700.

World Refugee week

In a world marked by displacement, the theme of this year’s World Refugee week, “Finding Freedom” – focusing on family – highlights the resilience, strength, and unity that define the refugee experience. We aim to shed light on the transformative power of familial and chosen bonds in adversity, emphasising their crucial role in providing solace, support, and belonging. The resilience of families torn apart by conflict or persecution inspires communities to come together in solidarity.

Our TASC Team assists refugees with legal proceedings, striving for justice. To all seeking safety in our region, we say welcome and hope you find hope and inclusion in our community.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The solicitors and social workers of our Seniors Legal and Support Service (SLASS) in Toowoomba and Ipswich ran information booths at Clifford’s Shopping Centre and Riverlink Shopping Centre this week to coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD).

WEAAD is celebrated each year, globally, providing an opportunity for communities to stand together against the abuse, mistreatment, and neglect of older people.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to learn more about our services and support our mission to protect and advocate for our seniors. 💪💜

TASC Talk Winter Edition

Tasc Talk – Winter Edition

Stay updated with the latest news and events from TASC National!

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TASC wins silver at the Australasian Reporting Awards

For the third year in a row, TASC has received a Silver Award in the General Award category at the Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) for its 2023 annual report.

The ARA is open to organisations located in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, providing companies with an opportunity to benchmark their reports against specific ARA criteria based on world’s best practice. This includes an overview of the organisation, its context and objectives, a review of operations with a focus on progress towards achieving objectives, coverage of the organisation’s governance approach and its effectiveness, human resources management, financial performance, and presentation.

The standards each year are increasing, and there is a high level of competition from both the private and for-purpose sectors across Australia and the Pan Pacific region.

Congratulations to everyone at TASC who contributed to the annual report!

Keeping pace with technology in the community sector

Last week our CEO, Frances Klaasen, and Quality Assurance Officer, Kerry Durrand, attended The Technology for Social Justice Conference organised by Infoxchange. This event is focused on equipping charities, social enterprises, and not-for-profits with the latest in technology and social impact.

Pictured are Frances (right) with friends from Community Legal Centre’s Queensland who also attended the conference.

Over two days, Frances and Kerry participated in discussions on important trends and challenges for 2024, including cybersecurity, digital inclusion, and the responsible use of AI in the nonprofit sector. The conference provided valuable opportunities to connect with peers and experts.

The sessions offered practical knowledge in areas like cyber security, data strategies, and digital marketing, which are essential for enhancing our initiatives.

We’re excited to apply what we’ve learned to further our mission and to continue making a positive impact.

TASC will attend the Bundaberg Regional Disability Expo

Come talk to TASC at the Bundaberg Regional Disability Expo on Friday 19 April.

Our disability advocates will be on hand to answer your questions about how we can help around topics like NDIS applications, discrimination and knowing your rights – or just pop in and say hello.

Disability expos are a great opportunity for us to connect and see how we can support each other – so we hope to see you at the Expo!

#TASCNational #DisabilityExpo #NDIS #Support #Community #Advocacy #MentalHealthAwareness

National Values Review Day

Wednesday was a special day for the TASC team as we came together for our Professional Development Day. It was a great opportunity for our geographically diverse team to connect and focus on the behaviours that reflect our values and contribute to our success as an organisation.

With consultant Joan Wilson-Jones leading our workshops, we dove into discussions about effective communication, understanding, and reflection on the impact our words and actions have. We looked at how these behaviours lead to better outcomes for our clients, our team, and ourselves, and brainstormed ways to incorporate them into our daily work.

It was a productive day filled with learning and sharing, and we left with a clearer vision of how to support each other and our goals moving forward. Here’s to putting these insights into action and continuing to grow together.

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