Canberra Mothercraft Society,

Mission and values


The ACT community knows, values and supports the Canberra Mothercraft Society to:

  • expand programs
  • maintain and develop existing programs
  • strengthen links with government and non-government organisations.


As a major stakeholder in child and family health for the ACT and surrounding NSW region, we operate under a set of values.

In relation to children and families we place high value on:

  • promoting the physical, emotional and psychosocial wellbeing of children and their families and strengthening family resilience
  • enhancing maternal confidence and infant health, whilst supporting new parents and carers
  • achieving effective outcomes.

In relation to service provision we place high value on providing a safe, caring and supportive environment that:

  • respects individual and cultural differences
  • promotes equity, access and empowerment
  • enables staff to achieve the highest professional standards that reflect best practice and research
  • promotes cooperation and collaboration with other service providers
  • advises government on health needs of families with young children.

Focusing on families with young children

We wish to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which CMS and its service are located, and their Elders past and present.