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.

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The Rockhampton Community Based Crime Action Committee (CBCAC) that has taken a lead role in building strong collaboration and understanding to address youth crime in the Rockhampton area. Several activities have been funded by CBCAC and auspiced by ECCQ, including the following initiatives:

Our Space – a place to connect

  • Our Space is an exciting and innovative initiative, supported by Stockland Rockhampton providing a shop front where services can connect with community in a safe space. CBCAC have funded a Coordinator for this initiative and are seeking further support from anyone interested in contributing beyond the funding period.
  • The aim of the space is improving health and well-being outcomes for our children, youth and families with a primary focus on vulnerable and at risk youth.
  • The target group for the space are the at risk and vulnerable youth and families that can be hard to reach via regular service delivery models.

Community Development Model & Tools – Funded jointly by CBCAC and Communities for Children (CfC) through the Smith Family, and undertaken by Geoff Higgins, Performance People

  • This activity is aimed at contributing to the Rockhampton CBCAC “priority gap” of Agency Collaboration. Further, it will provide the following community benefits in support of addressing disadvantage and reducing youth crime
  • 1. A documented approach to doing place-based community development.
  • 2. A blueprint for undertaking community development projects, including milestones.
  • 3. A common language around community development.
  • 4. A set of practical tools with clear instructions.
  • 5. A local cohort of trained people with an understanding of community development, and the ability to use the model and tools.
  • 6. A set of training materials for use again in the future.

Uniting Effort Project in partnership with Mindhive

  • Using successful crowd sourcing collective experience intelligence to develop a framework for structured, coordinated, whole of community response to youth crime.
  • Gathering global expertise, through an respected online platform, to seek and discuss what has/has not worked elsewhere and provide opportunities for our region.

Life Choices Level UP

  • Provide opportunities and resources for young people to explore, experience, connect and engage in pilot program that includes, support and pathways to making better choices, positive personal growth, develop goal setting, and grow to their fullest potential. Increasing positive youth engagement, reducing unhealthy activities and reducing youth crime.
  • Courses are held 3 days per week for 10 weeks and include Wellbeing, Personal Care, Dressing for Succes, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Alcohol & Other Drugs Session, Nutrition & Exercise, Low budget health food, Hair, Healthy Relationships, Social Media Use and Safety, Self Confidence.
  • Provide resources for other disadvantaged young people who are not in the course but visit Our Space.

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.