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Meet our amazing ACT Community Sector Ambassadors, learn about their career journey and share their passion for supporting the Canberra community.

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Name: Cathi
Pronouns: She/Her
Role: Board Member
Sub-Sector: Advocacy|Children and Young People|Family Services|Housing and Homelessness
History: Career change community

Cathi currently works part time in mentoring and community consultation in the ACT and is a Company Director. Cathi has had extensive experience in governance and volunteering in the non-government sector.

Since the mid-1970s Cathi has worked and volunteered in the Community sector. Cathi has a wide range of experience in social policies and programs and housing policy. Cathi began volunteering as a member of ACTCOSS and has volunteered in governance roles and as a fund raiser for community organisations.

Cathi has had experience in reviewing and writing policies and procedures in the non-government sector.

Cathi is currently a Director of Community Housing Canberra, President of Parentline ACT, Assistant Treasurer of the Marymead Auxiliary and a Life Member of the YWCA of Canberra and YWCA of Australia. Cathi is a Director of the Board of ACTCOSS. Cathi is also a member of the Legal Aid Commission of the ACT.

Cathi was appointed ACT Senior Woman of the year in 2018.


You contribute time and effort and skills to change people’s lives and I think that the community sector’s very good at being in the front line of where need is. Government’s often a long way behind where the interventions really needed and I think it’s fulfilling. You get joy out of it, sometimes you get heartache, but you are helping improve people’s lives.

ACT Community Sector Careers Gateway (ACTCSCG)

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