We believe that every child in our community deserves every chance to reach their full potential.
Every Child CQ Inc. is creating social innovation in local communities by using the principles of Collective Impact to bring about systemic and long-lasting change to health, wellbeing and life outcomes for children in Central Queensland. We are committed to partnering and working with like-minded organisations and people.
Message from the President of Every Child CQ Inc.
It is a privilege and pleasure to be elected as the President of Every Child Central Queensland Inc. This opportunity is both exciting and challenging and offers me a great sense of purpose in my retirement. I have a great team and am excited to be moving forward at a time when ECCQ is in a huge growth phase in local communities. The communities that take ownership of the matters that concern them and collectively work at solutions are more resilient and are more likely to thrive. The ‘it’s government’s problem’, ‘the school’s problem’, or ‘someone else’s problem’ attitude achieves little and usually results in short-term fixes and long-term pain for communities…
Amazing opportunity for Central Queensland…
Masterclass: Communities leading change
Every Child CQ is pleased to announce we have secured, in conjunction with our partners QCOSS & Collaboration for Impact an amazing Masterclass presented by Paul Schmitz and Kerry Graham, Friday 7th September
Paul Schmitz (USA) is the Senior Advisor to the Collective Impact Group and is the first Innovation Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact. He is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, a board member of Independent Sector and The United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and the former co-chair of Voices for National Service. Paul co-chaired the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign’s Civic Engagement Policy Group, was a member of The Obama-Biden Transition Team, and was appointed by President Obama to The White House Council on Community Solutions.
Co-Chair Barack Obama’s Civic Engagement Group
Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions. Evidence and practice shows that the participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbours, and trusted leaders can be critical to collaborations achieving impact. And a shift in power where community members own and help produce the result will lead to greater impact. Yet we don’t so this well.
This workshop will address this head on. You will leave inspired and informed about the benefit of community mobilisation and leadership and with the confidence and tools to improve your practice and the work of your collaboration.
Our role as a backbone organisation
Every Child CQ is unequivocally committed to using the principles of a Collective Impact approach to inform and guide our endeavours.
Watch the video to learn more…