Working with others

Collaboration for Impact

Collaboration for Impact (CFI) is Australia’s leading organisation for learning how to respond to complexity through effective collaboration.

CFI will be working with ECCQ in 2018 and beyond to build capacity to address the complex issues facing the children of Central Queensland.

CFI builds skills and capacity across the social sector in Australia, to shift the conditions that hold social problems in place by:


Providing “embedded” support for initiatives and groups seeking to bring about improved outcomes in social complex challenges, through systems change and place‐based approaches;


Delivering an annual CFI learning calendar – including a range of face‐to‐face and online learning events and programs – and an annual National Conference


Developing the capability to convene, design, lead, use data, facilitate learning and measure progress and impact; and


Convening an Australasian collaboration community of practice and a network of collaboration and system change practitioners.

We are pleased to have been associated with ECCQ in the past year providing training opportunities, mentoring and working together on possibilities for Collective Impact and Community Engagement

For more information about CFI’s work, visit

The Queensland Council of Social Service

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is the state‐wide peak body for individuals and organisations working in the social and community service sector. QCOSS’ key activities focus on providing effective policy advice, working to strengthen responsive community services and having productive partnerships with the community sector, government, private sector, academia, media and the broader community.

QCOSS’ vision is a Queensland free of poverty and disadvantage, so being part of a change that supports Central Queensland children to reach their full potential is something we are proud of. This vision aligns well with Every Child CQ’s commitment to ‘every child having every chance to reach their full potential’ and Collective Impact aligns with our commitment to place‐ based work as an approach that provides citizens a place at the table. This approach offers opportunity for genuine and longstanding change in communities.

QCOSS and Every Child CQ are committed to partnering in activities and projects across Central Queensland, where it is mutually beneficial to do so

For more information about QCOSS’s work, visit

Livingstone Shire Council

Every Child CQ and Livingstone Shire Council have cemented a commitment to work together to build collective initiatives, as appropriate, in the Livingstone Shire area. Our first collective project is in the early stages of emergence, exploring the opportunities for a community led Zilzie project.

Livingstone Shire Council brings many assets to help their local communities to create an environment where children, families, senior residents and others have opportunities to come together, to be supported and to be heard.

Some of the ways council support children and families:


Events and engagement opportunities


Active community centre in Yeppoon


Facilitation of community network and advisory groups


Offering a space to enable the ICare Community Project


Strengthening Family Connections – providing parenting support, Information & Education, a free and confidential counselling service for individuals & families, linkages & referrals to other agencies & support


Yeppoon Community Patch – a meeting place for young and old alike – with lots of opportunities for collective involvement

We are pleased to be associated and working with ECCQ ….

For more information about Livingstone Shire Council

Connections that influence our work

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.