3 key insights

OC Connect whets appetite

3 key insights OC Connect revealed, as observed by those present…

Straight Up: interviews with backbone leaders: Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox has particular experience in applying collective impact methodologies in the local context, and is our latest backbone leader to be interviewed for this series.

Counting down days to OC Connect

Opportunity Child is humming with the energy our communities, core team and our partner agencies are generating.

OC Connect will be held next week and we’re working hard with our team of codesigners from across our national collective, to add the final touches.

Q1 2017: Opportunity +

This Quarter — a message from Michelle Lucas

2017 is well advanced and at the end of this first quarter I am so pleased to have connected with many of you already this year.  By way of update, Opportunity Child (OC) is sharing how to ‘Mobilise. Measure. Sustain’ with the Department of Social Services and I am thrilled to have been invited recently to attend the DSS Policy Hack where the new Try, Test, Learn thinking was being applied.

NT partner communities outline collective impact benefits for Minister

The Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, recently spent time visiting our partner community in the Opportunity Child initiative, the Sanderson Alliance, during a trip to Darwin.

Kind and brave: Focus on positive relationships at Sanderson Alliance

Hundreds of beautiful images created by children to celebrate positive relationships were exhibited last weekend in Darwin, as part of the inaugural Sanderson Alliance Art Awards held by our wonderful partner community in the Northern Territory, the Sanderson Alliance.

Focus on our youngest citizens on International Youth Day 2016

Today is International Youth Day 2016, a day when all of us at Opportunity Child increase our resolve to continue to work towards creating the conditions for all young children in Australia to live happy and productive lives.

They can be superheroes: Working with communities to enable children’s aspirations

In our collective impact work, we hope to shift the system so all children have a chance to work towards their aspirations, at the same time as TV shows like Cleverman are contributing to a shift in the way First Nations people are represented in popular culture.

The green sheep comes to Logan with Mem Fox visit this week

Children’s author Mem Fox delighted audiences at three filled-to-capacity events at the Logan Entertainment Centre this week, sharing her love of reading and bringing imagination to life.

Strong Kids, Strong Centre emerging in Alice Springs

Last week, at the Pre-birth to 4 workshop in Alice Springs, (who with the Sanderson Alliance make up the NT Collective, an OC partner community), something special emerged: Strong Kids. Strong Centre.