Our Vision

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.

Connecting the Dots

Every Child CQ is pleased to invite you to attend CONNECTING THE DOTS on January 29, 2020 at the 16 Bolsover St, Rockhampton (Centacare Building).

We invite you to join us from 10am to 12pm for a facilitated session involving community members, representatives from community groups, all major service providers and government.

We will inform community about the next steps for Every Child CQ as a backbone organisation and seek commitment from our community to come together and collaborate to improve the health and wellbeing of our whole community.

President’s update: Past achievements and the year ahead

Welcome to 2019.

As we look ahead to what the New Year offers, I thought it useful to reflect on our achievements over the past 18 months.

Work progressed in late 2017 and the early part of 2018 to formalise governance structures, develop and refine business processes and strengthen the operational capacity of Every Child CQ. This work is ongoing but the attainment of Incorporated status in August 2017 was a milestone as it provided the capacity for Every Child CQ to stand alone as an entity, independently transact business, administer finances, and position for future growth. Every Child CQ Inc as a fully-fledged, independently operating entity has also obtained an ABN, sorted taxation, finance and insurance requirements and is continuing to seek charitable status to further enhance investment opportunities.

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Presentation from CQ Health Youth Connect Forum

Director of Operations at Every Child CQ, Rosemary Brown, recently had the opportunity to present at the CQ Health Youth Connect Forum. The forum was a great day, where the audience heard many speakers discussing issues and opportunities in our local communities for youth. ‘Youth Leading Change’ is the next generation of finding opportunities for change within the complex youth issues local communities face. Our youth are an asset and it is a challenge for service providers and others to start to integrate youth into their service design, development and delivery, ultimately climbing the Ladder of Youth Participation to the top rung, where youth are leading activities, in which decision making is shared between youth and adults working as equal partners (www.freechild.org/ladder.htm).
Amazing opportunity for Central Queensland…

Masterclass: Communities leading change

Community engagement is about ensuring that those most impacted by social challenges have a say in designing and implementing solutions.

Evidence and practice show that the participation of intended beneficiaries and their families, neighbours, and trusted leaders can be critical to collaborations achieving impact. We have had a great response to the Masterclass Paul Schmitz is holding in Rockhampton on 7th September, 57 participants will come together for the day and will enjoy upskilling, adding new ways of thinking and practising the tools Paul will present in his Community Engagement Tool Kit. Every Child CQ is looking forward to hearing from participants and getting their comments and feedback on the day – these will be posted on the website after the event.

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
Co-Chair Barack Obama’s Civic Engagement Group

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.
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We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country and recognise their connection to land, wind, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures, and to the Elders both past and present.