The National Association of Citizens Information Services

Philip McCabe, Chair, NACIS at the National Volunteer Awards Day and Yvonne McKenna CEO Volunteer Ireland

The National Association of Citizens Information Services is the national representative body of Citizens Information Services and Citizens Information Centres and was established in November 2006. NACIS is a registered Company Limited by Guarantee and is governed by a Voluntary Board of Directors.

The main object for which the company was established is:

  • To represent the collective views of CIC\CIS (Citizen Information Services) nationally.
  • To inform policy and strategic planning in regard to those services with a view to benefiting the individuals and communities serviced by CIS, promoting social inclusion and tackling disadvantage.

In addition, the National Association will seek
a) To act as a voice for the CIS to enable them to highlight both to the Citizen Information Board (CIB) to other relevant agencies the issues affecting the delivery of services in CIS.
b) To inform and represent CIS nationally and internationally.
c) To inform the policies, strategies and overall decision making processes in CIB and all relevant policy making agencies.
d) To secure representation on various planning committees within CIB.
e) To observe, review and monitor the provision of information and feedback to and
from CIB in relation to policies and initiatives, thereby ensuring that the concerns of individual services and regions are heard at a national level.
f) To foster a positive working relationship between CIB and the NACIS.
g) To promote the pooling of information and skills between individual CIS and the regional
networks.