The Community Hubs and Partnerships (CHaPs) Breakfast Forum will explore the benefits and challenges of collaborative and place-based approaches, involving communities, schools, government (state and local), not-for-profit services, and industry in meeting these challenges.

Hear about the renowned and successful ‘Doveton Model’. Doveton College in Victoria has been leading a unique education and social initiative for the past six years.

The ‘Doveton Model’ delivers integrated, evidence-based education and community services in partnership with parents and community and is succeeding in breaking the generational cycle of social disengagement and unemployment in a highly disadvantaged region, one child at a time. 

June McLoughlin, foundation lead of the model, will tell the Doveton story, highlighting the challenges and opportunities, learnings and outcomes for children, parents and the wider community and plans for replicating the model to other sites. 

The panel will explore how government, the community services sector and other industries can work together to deliver more successful models like Doveton here in Queensland.


June McLoughlin M.Ed

June is the CEO of “Our Place” a Colman Foundation initiative that has been developed from the learnings of the Doveton College place-based model. June is a member of the Goodstart Early Learning board and is also member of the WA Early Childhood Development and Learning Collaboration Advisory Board hosted by Telethon Kids. 

Mark Campling

Mark is the Regional Director of the Metropolitan Region, Department of Education in Queensland. 

Gail Ker OAM

A nationally lauded and award-winning visionary, Gail is the CEO of Access Community Services Ltd where, with humility, compassion and a tireless work ethic, she leads her nearly 300 staff in pursuit of their organisational vision; to create social, cultural and economic experiences and opportunities that transform the lives of individuals and communities globally.

Mark Henley

Mark is Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS).  With nearly 600 members, QCOSS undertakes informed advocacy and supports a strong community service sector.  

Matthew Cox

After chairing the working party that established the Logan Together initiative during 2014/2015, Matthew Cox was appointed as its Director in July 2015. 

Belinda Drew

Belinda is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) and has over 20 years’ experience in the community services industry. 

Event details

Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Corner of Merivale Street and Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

When: 13 March 2018, 7am - 9:15am

Cost: $30 + GST, $220 + GST for a table of eight

Contact CHaPs for information on subsidised tickets

Register for tickets here

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