Sector building is about supporting a service system that reflects the community in which it operates.
A strong, capable community services sector is critical to build inclusion and ensure equality, opportunity and wellbeing for every person in Queensland.
QCOSS is committed to working in partnership with the community services sector in Queensland to deliver innovative, sustainable and more targeted services to better respond to the needs of their communities – particularly in the rural and remote areas of Queensland.
We endeavour to use our knowledge, skills and resources to help build the capacity of community organisations to deliver on their vision and mission and ensure the experience and expertise of the sector is built into our shared policy and advocacy work.
As the state’s peak body for the community sector, QCOSS is uniquely positioned to support sector building across Queensland. We support good quality practice, systems and governance; build networks and opportunities for partnerships and collaboration; work with the community services sector to promote social justice; support adaptive and responsive service delivery through co-designed, citizen-led practice; offer and share relevant training opportunities; raise awareness of relevant information; and build capacity and identify opportunities to collaboratively advocate.
QCOSS is committed to ensuring that community service organisations stay informed and connected so they can play an active role in helping to shape the future of the sector, and the services and programs on offer.