We believe that community leaders come in all shapes and sizes. You are the people in senior roles; you are frontline workers, you are the volunteers. You are the ones who support us with our health, our wellbeing, our learning, our sport, our hobbies, our finances, our daily living needs and our social connection. You are the ones who care for the animals, and you are the ones who show us how to respect our natural environment.
We know how important you and your organisations are. Your leadership skills help to increase our community's prosperity and each individuals wellbeing.
We want to work with you, our community's current and emerging leaders and support you to achieve your goals.
We have a passion for community leadership, and over 75 years combined experience in the community sector. We are based in Mackay, Queensland and would love to hear from you if you have any questions on how we can assist you.
It is my understanding that the traditional custodians lived in the Mackay Region for thousands of years and Europeans arrived only 160 years ago. These Europeans displayed no understanding or respect for the existing people, their social structures, or how they sustained their livelihood. The Europeans forcibly stole the land and stopped the Yuwi people from having access to their country and their food source. In desperation, due to starvation, the Yuwi people rebelled, and the Europeans massacred them, destroying a society that had existed for thousands of years. Forcing many of the remaining Yuwi people off country and leaving them disconnected from their culture and everything that sustained them. I cannot change what my forefathers did, but I can at least acknowledge that it happened. For this reason, I acknowledge the Yuwi people, the traditional custodians of this land, I pay my respect to the elders, past, present and emerging. I also recognise the resilience displayed in the face of such extreme challenges and the right to determine ones own economic, social and cultural development.