Vision Australia is a living partnership between people who are blind, sighted or have low vision. We are united by our passion that in the future people who are blind or have low vision will have access to and fully participate in every part of life they choose.
CYA is a not for profit NGO with a core focus on housing and support for young people with high and complex needs between the ages of 14 and 25. CYA is committed to reaching out and supporting marginalized and at risk young people and families. We believe all young people have the right to participate, contribute and be valued in our community.
The Multicultural Development Association Inc.(MDA) is a non-profit community organisation which promotes multiculturalism and supports people from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Services include: settlement support for refugees; advocacy on behalf of refugees and migrants; support for emerging ethnic communities; education, training and employment assistance. We work with many highly talented job seekers from all over the world, so please call us to discuss how we can help.
Variety Queensland - the children’s charity,works directly with individual families and organisations. Our mission is to empower Queensland children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. Last year with the help of our generous supporters, Variety Queensland was able to provide services and equipment with a value of $2.5 million and have a positive effect on the lives of over 55,000 special Queensland children.
The Tertiary PLACE Inc (TTP) is a not-for-profit, tax deductible gift recipient providing post-secondary, lifelong learning opportunities for adults with disability. Our educational, creative and physical activity programs incorporate the performing arts, support for families, physical fitness, social inclusion, animal studies, cultural studies and more.
Upon completion of their schooling, adults with disability vie for government funding to access post-school programs. With limited money to go around, funding is rationed; most school-leavers with intellectual or cognitive impairment miss out on funding altogether. As a result, while robbed of funding, individuals are simultaneously deprived of the opportunity for further learning and development. TTP wants to change this.
At TTP, our practice is guided by the belief that people with disabilities: have a right to funding; make valuable contributions to society; and can achieve, learn and grow throughout their lives.
The Tertiary PLACE has developed a ‘Scholarship Fund’ to benefit individuals who do not win the funding ‘lottery’. Contact TTP for more information.
The Smith Family and the School Business Community Partnership Broker Program:
Building relationships to help achieve better educational outcomes for all young Australians.
The Smith Family is a facilitating partner for the Australian Government’s School Business Community Partnership Broker Program in six regions across Australia. The program aims to build partnerships that will provide the necessary support to improve education and transition outcomes for all young people, with the goal to lift the current Year 12 (or equivalent) attainment rate from 75.9 percent* to 90 percent by 2015. Our staff will broker partnerships with four key groups; Education and Training providers, Business and Industry, Parents and Families, and Community Groups; to improve education outcomes and ensure all students engaged in Secondary school and Tertiary studies have the same opportunity to realise their potential.
Open Minds is a not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of community based support services to people with disability, mental illness, and acquired brain injury in South East Queensland. Formally known as The Queensland Wattle League, Open Minds has been providing services to the community for 100 years, with 2012 marking our Centenary of Service.
Based in Woolloongabba and with offices in Ipswich, Caboolture, Capalaba, Logan and the Gold Coast, our 250-plus staff work alongside over 800 individuals through a range of programs including: lifestyle and residential support services, specialist acquired brain injury support and rehabilitation services, specialist disability employment services, mental health outreach and mentoring services, lifelong planning and respite services, youth transition services and peer led community access programs.
The Mater Foundation challenges, inspires and engages people, organisations and businesses to partner with the Mater Hospitals and Mater Research, to extend the boundaries of health care and medical research.
The Mater Hospitals were established by the Sisters of Mercy in Brisbane in 1906 and now care for more than half a million babies, children and adults each year. The Mater is committed to providing compassionate health care with an emphasis on the founding values of the Sisters of Mercy - dignity, mercy, care, commitment and quality.
Donations to the Foundation help purchase life-saving medical equipment, improve patient care and ensure our research teams continue to find better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately cure life-threatening diseases.
Date: Tue 4 Jun 2013
Guest speaker: Dr Jacqueline Drew School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University.
Venue: Colmslie Hotel, Wynnum Road, Morningside
Time: 6:30am Networking and Registration 8.30am Close
Cost: Members $30 - Non Members - $40
RSVP by: Wed 22 May 2013
Date: Fri 21 Jun 2013
Venue: Norman Hotel
Time: 12 Midday
Cost: Pay as you Order
RSVP by: Wed 19 Jun 2013