Social Innovation

Social innovation will take us from common goals to uncommon results

Improving life outcomes for Central Queensland children

Social innovation is a commitment to doing things in a way they have never been done before – to achieve results that have never been achieved before.

Many skilled professionals are working to help our kids thrive and we believe we need to be innovative in our thinking and design to build an approach that will get the best results.

Central Queensland records percentages above the Queensland state average for:


Low birth weight babies


Low educational attainment


Teen pregnancy


Jobless families


High rate of domestic violence


High child protection rates.

What is Social Innovation

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Every Child CQ is not just a slogan – it is an Innovative Call to Actions

Traditional methods for solving social problems aren’t working. Those kids who suffer abuse, who live in poverty, who struggle to fit in, who have poor health, who find learning difficult, who feel like they don’t matter or who lack the adult support they need to thrive, are the ones who have most to gain from this initiative.

Collaborative action is required, community leadership is essential and collective effort is crucial to success. Every Child CQ is premised on the belief that every adult has a responsibility to ensure that every child has the best chance to fulfil their potential. Every child – rich or poor, girl or boy, infant or teenager, in urban or rural settings. By focusing on improving the chances of every child, we disproportionately advantage those who are inherently disadvantaged.

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.