We are very excited to announce the next stage of the QCOSS Movement for change – a series of Changing Lives, Changing Communities events in 13 locations across Queensland. These events will build on the knowledge gained and actions developed on the second day of the QCOSS State Conference - Movement for change that was held in Brisbane in May.
While we had originally planned for five one-day workshops, we quickly realised that we want to offer communities more. We are working with a range of like-minded partners to ensure we can go to as many communities as possible and spend as much time as needed working with those communities as they build their movement for change. The QCOSS Board has also approved new investment, representing a very real commitment by QCOSS to drive change across Queensland communities.
Continuing the momentum of Movement for change and QCOSS Pulse conversations, we will kick off the first three of these events in Capricornia, Fraser Coast and Townsville. Additional events will be announced in the coming weeks as we work closely with Queensland communities.
We invite you to join us at a location near you for a free, two-day event where we can work together to create a community where everyone contributes, matters and belongs. We will work with you to develop a shared vision for your local community and you will leave with actions that you can take both individually and collectively to make real social change. The insights and experience you gained at the QCOSS State Conference will be invaluable to others in your community as we continue this movement beyond Brisbane.
During this event we will host a Community Marketplace to bring together people, service providers and businesses to connect, network, discover and learn about what is available in their community. The Marketplace will be an opportunity for government agencies, providers and businesses to showcase their inclusive services and products. Social enterprises are welcome to participate.
The Marketplace will be held on the first day of each two-day event, from 4:00 to 6:00pm. All event participants will be invited and an invitation will be extended more broadly throughout the community.
If you are a provider, service or business and would like to be a part of the Marketplace, you can register your interest here.
As funded supports for people with disability increase due to the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) and people are looking for services, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Places are limited so register soon to secure your spot.
We appreciate the commitment of Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN); Townsville City Council; Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ); Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) and Energy Queensland.
Changing Lives, Changing Communities – building a movement for change across Queensland – play your part.