Our Vison

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.

Annual General Meeting 2019

Every Child CQ is pleased to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 11, 2019 at the Rockhampton Regional Library.

We would like to share our achievements to date and launch “Connecting the Dots,” our document updating the community about who we are and what we do and how we intend to continue to operate as a backbone organisation supporting the regional communities of Central Queensland.

Our guest speaker Matthew Cox will share his journey as the Chief Executive Officer of a large backbone organisation, “Logan Together”, the ups and downs but most importantly what can be achieved when a community truly works together with the support of a backbone toward a common agenda.

An important part of our AGM is inviting people to join us, to become a member of Every Child CQ and joining us on our CQ journey where together we can shape the future for our children, young people and their families to lead healthy, thriving lives.

We will have membership forms available on the day or alternatively you could join us online as a member and or a volunteer.

We look forward to meeting with you on December 11.

Please feel free to bring along friends and family that might be interested in learning more about Every Child CQ Inc and how we can work together towards a brighter future for all across the wider CQ region.

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.