Greyhound Transition Program

Adobe Spark 3Woden Community Service (WCS) is providing a new support service for people exiting the ACT greyhound racing industry.

This service is provided through funding from the ACT Government’s Greyhound Industry Transition Taskforce.

It will be provided free of charge to people eligible for the scheme and aims to support people as needed into counselling, training opportunities and new employment opportunities or other areas of assistance identified.

“We are here to assist people exiting the greyhound racing industry. We will support them by connecting them with the right services and supports so that they can move forward with their lives,” said WCS CEO, Chris Redmond.

“WCS is known for its work in responding to issues of concern within the ACT community, such as our recovery work with people, communities and government following the 2003 bushfires and the Mr Fluffy loose fill asbestos issue,” he added.

A free counselling service is also available to all people affected by the end of the greyhound racing industry in the ACT, whether or not they are exiting the industry and pursuing a Transition Support Package.

Those wanting to access this service or develop a Transition Support Package can call WCS Case Manager, Michael Elwan at  (02) 6181 2895 or 0448 637 990 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information about the greyhound industry transition is at www.act.gov.au/greyhoundtaskforce

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