Indigenous communities

Louisa and her painting at ChangeFest with Karen and Joyce

Embedding Cultural Practice in OC’s work: Louisa Whettam joins as Cultural Practice Advisor

Those that attended ChangeFest last month were part of the presentation of the ChangeFest Statement. It was a powerful reminder of the importance of applying a cultural lens across everything we do at Opportunity Child.

A key player in those conversations was Louisa Whettam, who spoke powerfully for indigenous community culture and interests. She worked closely with our CEO Dianne throughout the ChangeFest statement development process and now brings her rich cultural understanding and life experience to Opportunity Child two days a week as Cultural Practice Advisor.

Strong Kids Strong Centre child hand painting

Collective impact in action: involving residents

Alice Springs collective impact backbone leader Sarah Brittle says a newly launched project is capturing the stories of grandparents caring for young grandchildren

Taking the time to learn how to work together differently

Our Executive Director, Michelle Lucas, has a deep commitment to collective impact work. She has worked in the collective impact field for more than a decade and recently authored a paper on the subject for the Australian Professional Educator journal.