Mission Australia Communities for Children Cairns

Various projects since 2007

From 2007 I have provided specialist advice and consultancy services to senior managers at Mission Australia (MA) Queensland and in particular to the Cairns region office. For MA I have delivered human centred design workshops primarily focussed on the Communities for Children (CfC) program which MA is a Facilitating Partner of for the Federal Government department of Human Services.  I have assisted with funding and grant writing for various community sector projects for MA Cairns, Queensland and at a National level.

State of the Children Baseline Data Report – Cairns South and Yarrabah 2016

In 2016 Mission Australia commissioned Working Visions to develop the inaugural State of the Children 2016: Children and Young People in the Cairns Southern Corridor (SOC) Report. The report provided a snapshot in time of the state of children and young people 0 to 19 years of age living in Cairns South and Yarrabah. It established baseline data for government, the community sector and NGO’s and also provided a crucial data gap analysis. The Report has also been used to inform the work of James Cook University (also commissioned by Mission Australia Communities for Children (CfC) Cairns South), on a collective impact project for the southern corridor of Cairns.  Working Visions partnered with Dr Scott Davis and Kristy Hill on the 2016 SOC.  The report is being updated in 2019 with a focus on Cairns southern suburbs.

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