International Women’s Day 2016

Co.As.It. Community Services celebrated International Women’s Day last Saturday 5 March 2016 with a jubilant morning tea event at the Victoria Park Golf Complex. Hosted by Damien Anthony Rossi and Kellie Alderman, the celebration brought together over 300 women, a testament to the unified support and praise shared within the community.

Distinguished guests including the Hon Grace Grace, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Continue reading

Join the celebration at our International Women’s Day Event – 5 March 2016

Once again Community Services is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day. The “Morning Tea” event hosted by Media Personality/TV Presenter Damien Anthony Rossi and  Beauty & Fashion writer/ Stylist Kellie Alderman, will take place at The Victoria Park Golf Complex, Brisbane on Saturday 5 March 2016, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. This year the event will be in support of the Fight Against Domestic Violence encouraging and promoting awareness and affective action. Continue reading

Annual Community Concert 2015

lions denOur Annual Community Concert was held last Saturday 14 November at the Multicultural Community Centre in Newmarket. With over 400 community members in attendance as well dinstinguished guests including  The Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and the Italian Vice Consul for Qld and NT, Dott. Luigi Ficara, the event successfully  delivered on its promise,  presenting an evening of great entertainment, laughs and scrumptious nibbles. “Platters to Popera and Pavarotti”  showcased some amazing performances with guests delighted to sing along to some of the  more popular Popera Classics. The evening concluded in style with a grand finale performance followed by refreshments. Continue reading

CO.AS.IT. attends Hesta Aged Care Awards Ceremony 2015


Hesta Award Ceremony 2015

From upper left: Treasurer Tony Brown, Anna Muscio, Maria Reggi, Silvana Stebel, Assistant Director Tanina Softa. From lower left: Director Dina Ranieri, Nella Alba, Sharon Smith.

Hesta Finalist AwardAs a finalist in the Outstanding Organisation category in this year’s Hesta Aged Care Awards,  Co.As.It. was excited to attend the awards ceremony dinner in Canberra on the 27th August.  Although it was not our turn to share in the winning prize, we were proud to receive a trophy in recognition of the outstanding achievement in developing the “Because we care – A humanistic approach” program.

CO.AS.IT. named as Finalist in Hesta Aged Care Awards 2015

logoCo.As.It named as Finalist in Hesta Aged Care Awards for Outstanding Organisation.  Winners will be announced on 27th August in Canberra.

HESTA Media Release- 2015 Finalist Co.As.It. “Because we care – A Humanist Approach” Program  (PDF)

QLD aged care agency recognised for its ‘humanistic’ approach.

team-dinaAn agency providing aged care services to people at home has been recognised for adopting a ‘humanistic’ approach that has resulted in clients gaining a greater level of independence and control over their daily activities.

Co.As.It Community Services in Albion has developed “Because we care – A humanistic approach” program that goes beyond just providing services to enable older people to live on a day to day basis to include helping the person achieve their personal life goals.

Co.As.It. Community Services is one of five finalists in the Outstanding Organisation category of the 2015 HESTA Aged Care Awards.  The Awards recognise those in the aged care sector who made an exceptional contribution to improving the quality of life for older Australians.

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Winner: Premier’s Award

dina-award-acceptanceCo.As.It was recognised as an Outstanding Community Organisation under the Queensland Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards 2014.

The Queensland Premier’s Cultural Diversity Awards honour the contributions and volunteering efforts from Queenslanders who support, promote and embrace our cultural diversity.

Since Co.As.It.’s inception in Brisbane in 1978, Co.As.It has expanded their support solely from the Italian community to incorporate other culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Much of the organisation’s initiatives are the result of the efforts and work of a dedicated team of volunteers and staff who promote multiculturalism through the aged and community care support services.

Co.As.It. now offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at assisting families and individuals including crisis intervention, advocacy, community education, counselling, and support for frail elderly and people with disabilities and their carers.