Key stakeholders in this conference are Mission Australia, The Benevolent Society, Act For Kids, Education Queensland, Queensland Health, Wuchopperen Health, the Department of Children, Justice, Youth and Multicultural Affairs, and The Cairns Institute. Representative committee members are excited to see this conference going ahead, despite being thwarted by the 2020-2021 challenges of the pandemic and postponements.
For the first time in 13 years, there will be two co-convenors who will share the emcee role. They are Dr Karen Struthers from Screaming Birds Consultancy and Cairns local Ms Rowena Bullio. Both having had long connections and experience in the early years sector and are most suited to present this year’s conference themed “It takes a village to raise a parent”.