Celebrating World NGO Day

Published:

Non-government organisations (NGOs) across Queensland are being feted today (27 Feb) on World NGO Day for their work protecting some of the youngest and most vulnerable Queenslanders.

At a meeting with community partner PeakCare today, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women Di Farmer praised their membership base of close to 60 community organisations.

“I’m delighted to be able to thank our community partners in person for the important work they do,” she said.

“Their knowledge and expertise strengthens our response and ensures families are able to access the right kind of support at the right time they need it.

 “During these unprecedented times of demand for services, their work is all the more significant.

 “I am proud of the fact that since 2015, the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has funded the creation of over 1500 jobs in the NGO sector.”

 Last financial year more than 29,000 people used community-based Family and Child Connect services and Intensive Family Support or Family Wellbeing Services with several thousands of families also accessing a range of additional family support services.

 “We invested $660 million in NGOs last year,” Ms Farmer said.

 “This investment shows that together with community partners the Queensland Government is committed to building a state-wide family support system that helps families in need earlier.”

 World NGO Day is an annual celebration recognising the founders, employees, volunteers, members and supporters of organisations independent of government. Along with PeakCare, Ms Farmer met today with other NGOs including Micah Projects, the Immigrant Women’s Support Service and CREATE Foundation.

 “NGOs are the backbone of our communities and we rely on their local relationships in communities to provide the right support when families or individuals need a hand,” Ms Farmer said.

 “They are advocates for community and allies in partnership to help us build a stronger and better Queensland.”

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Di Farmer

 
Charity & Not For Profit Community Familes Political Queensland Government
Social:   

Dianne (Di) Farmer MP ~ Queensland Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence :
GPO Box 806, Brisbane QLD 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3719 7330
Dianne (Di) Farmer MP ~ Queensland Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
New grants launched to combat cyberbullying 23 March 2020 | An expanded grants program for young Queenslanders and community organisations designed to stop cyberbullying in its tracks has launched today (23 March 2020). More information...
Grants to bring domestic violence into spotlight 16 March 2020 | Thirty-one organisations across Queensland will highlight the scourge of domestic and family violence with their share of $150,000 in grants as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May. More information...
New grants tackle impact of domestic violence on multicultural communities 11 March 2020 | Organisations from across Queensland are being encouraged to apply for their share of $50,000 in grants for projects to raise awareness and provide better support for victims of domestic and family violence in... More information...
‘Boys to men’ pledge to equality and respect 06 March 2020 | “On the verge of young adulthood, you can do that simply and effectively, through your own behaviours,” Ms Farmer said. More information...
New Triple P to tackle cyberbullying 04 March 2020 | Queensland parents, carers and school students will soon have access to more information and advice on how to deal with cyberbullying. More information...
Applications for young Indigenous leadership program open 02 March 2020 | Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from across Queensland are being urged to put their hand up for this year’s Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (QIYLP). More information...
Celebrating World NGO Day 27 February 2020 | Non-government organisations (NGOs) across Queensland are being feted today (27 Feb) on World NGO Day for their work protecting some of the youngest and most vulnerable Queenslanders. More information...
No place for bias in Federal inquiry 24 February 2020 | Queensland’s Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence has called on the Prime Minister to dismiss Senator Pauline Hanson as Deputy Chair of a Federal inquiry into family law. More information...
Chance for more young Queenslanders to have their say 12 February 2020 | Young people from across Queensland who are interested in being a voice for youth and shaping Queensland’s future can apply now to be a member of the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel (QYEP). More information...
Nominate nowfor YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament 2020 11 February 2020 | Young Queenslanders who want to make their voices heard can apply to participate in the 2020 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service