Healthy and active communities are composed of healthy and active community groups, which can take on the form of incorporated not-for-profit associations or informal groups with their own set of guidelines.
Community-led groups play a crucial role in our society by fostering connections and providing opportunities for collective exploration and enjoyment, while also serving as a source of resilience in the face of adversity, such as natural disasters.
Community led groups serve as a reflection of the identity of their members.
The governance and boards of these groups bear the weighty responsibility of ensuring that their group’s mission and purpose are fulfilled, which is no easy task, particularly in light of the constantly changing legislative and governmental landscape that can impact funding, compliance, and support availability.
To support these boards, the Coalition of Community Boards (CoCB) was founded in response to governmental changes in Queensland. The CoCB members collaborate to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and connections of board members, participate in policy and planning discussions, and work with governments and larger organizations for the benefit of our communities.
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To support the boards of these groups, the Coalition of Community Boards (CoCB) was founded in response to governmental changes in Queensland.
Our various members continue to collaborate with other board members to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and connections, participate in policy and planning discussions, and work with governments and larger organisations for the benefit of our communities.
Save the dates: Events for 2023
It’s been a long summer but can you believe it, we are only a couple of weeks away from autumn. To give you an idea of what the COCB is offering in 2023 here’s a proposed program of activities for the first half of the year. As you can see the actual dates have not […]
Event: Sharing for social good: Creative Commons and Not for Profits
As part of the Changemakers festival, the Coalition of Community Boards are pleased to be hosting an online event that will explore potential of Creative Commons—the international open licensing rights management legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation—for the Not for Profit, community organising and social enterprise sectors.
Stories from the Coast: Why hadn’t we thought of this before? (Part 3)
Written by Natalie Alexander Continued from part 2: After identifying and assessing the needs of parents with young children, members of the library committee engaged in some collaborative discussions with the local kindergarten and primary school to develop some educational workshops for parents. Benefits multiply Thousands of dollars were saved thanks to the dedication of the […]
Stories from the Coast: Why hadn’t we thought of this before? (Part 2)
Written by Natalie Alexander The practice of community building is one that creates a sense of place through the joint action of citizens who work together with a common interest. Community is all about the people and a healthy community is socially connected. The ongoing commitment to build community through joint action is a credit […]