QEC is proud to present our first Reconciliation Action Plan – a formal commitment to reconciliation that recognises the strength, diversity and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and their families. In looking to the future, we acknowledge the past and seek to better understand and respect the histories, cultures and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. QEC recognises that improved outcomes in health and well-being can only be achieved if effective and respectful partnerships are established with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations. QEC believes that it is the right of every child to be immersed in their culture - including family, community, cultural practices and identity - and to maintain their distinctive spiritual, material and economic relationship with the land and waters with which they have connection under traditional laws and customs. Reconciliation Action Plan
Over the past 12 months, the QEC Board worked hard to develop a new Strategic Plan to guide and support our work over the next 3-year horizon.
We have strengthened our commitment to inspiring confident, capable communities that enable children to experience the best start in life. Four key directions shape our work:
I. Children, Families & Communities: infants, children, families and their communities are at the centre of everything we do;
II. Leadership & Collaboration: our leadership and partnerships ensure all children are afforded the best start in life;
III. Sustainability: we are able to provide enduring support to families now and into the future;
IV. People & Culture: our people are essential to providing, innovative, high quality care that enables children to thrive. Our new Strategic Plan can be found here
QEC was extremely proud to host our 101st Annual General Meeting on November 13th 2019.
We were entertained by young students from the Noble Park English Language School. We launched our Annual Report and we unveiled our new Strategic Plan!
We were also very pleased to have Sheena Watt release our first Reconciliation Action Plan. We acknowledged many contributions to our great organisation – including Ian Ross as our new Life Governor and a number of staff who have contributed many years of service. Click here to view Annual Report.