Community Development & Education

Care's community development and education program has been operating since the late 1980s. The focus on our community education program is to provide people with information, awareness and practical tools on a range of money management topics such as budgeting, managing credit, dealing with debt and understanding consumer rights and responsibilities. Our community education program, provides the following support: 

Our workshops are designed to empower individuals so they are in the driver's seat when it comes to their financial and consumer literacy.  We also provide training for organisations on a range of topics.  Click here for more details

We can provide individual financial capability coaching appointments tailored to suit your needs.  Click here for more details 

We provide the Energy Support Voucher Program in conjunction with the ACT Government and ActewAGL. The program is designed to help anyone experiencing energy stress as well as empower individuals to take control of their energy needs.  Click here for more details. 

Do you have fines?  We run a Budgeting for Life for the Work or Development Program. Click here for more details. 

We are also available to attend expos, community days or run group sessions at venues and services across Canberra.  To book any of our workshops or to request more information about our education program, please call us 02 6257 1788 or email

Meet the Community Development & Education Team

From left to right: Aoife, Vicki, Mrad & Nailah

Care's Community Development and Education team can deliver a range of workshops and training to meet individual and organisational needs. Our community education team include: 

Vicki (Community Education Program Co-Ordinator): I have been working at Care for over 9 years. What I love most about my job is the diversity of people who we connect with through our education program. 

Aoife (Financial Capability Worker): I have been working at Care for just over 4 years. What I love most about my job is joining people on their financial journey. 

Nailah (Community Education Officer): I joined Care in March and I love the flexibility of our programs to reach people face-to-face or online. 

Mrad (Services Engagement and Promotions Officer): I have worked at Care since February and joined the CDE team 6 months ago. My favourite part about my role is engaging with great people from across the community sector.