About us



The Communities for Children initiative is funded by the Australian Government to improve the health and wellbeing of families, and the development of young children aged from before birth to 12.



Communications Consultation 2016



During April and May 2016 Communities for Children contracted Fishbowlpr to undertake a Communications Consultation with current service providers, clients and the wider community to find out about communication preferences and to help guide our Communications Strategy going forward.


Click here to see a summary of the results: CfC Communication Consultation results pdf


Click here for the full report: CfC Communication Consultation Report


Your feedback was invaluable to us, and as a result, over the next 12 months, Communities for Children will be:

Upgrading our website to make it more relevant , accessible and user-friendly

Engaging more broadly with key stakeholders

Updating our Communications Strategy to align with community need and preferences

Developing a media plan to promote services and programs in our community


Communities for Children would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey.


If you would like more information about the Communication Consultation, please call Maryanne on: 03 58 200 444,  or email: maryanne.stivactas@ccds.org.au





Our Vision is:

That all families and children in the City of Greater Shepparton have the opportunity to develop and grow in a supportive and nurturing community.


Our Mission is:

To work strategically to improve service accessibility, responsiveness and outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged families and children through family-centred practice.


The Communities for Children program operates with the following Values:  

  • We will hold integrity at the forefront of all our work with families and children
  • Collaboration and integration of services will be our focus
  • Decisions and processes are transparent
  • We will celebrate and embrace cultural diversity in all the work that we do as individuals and as a collective
  • The voice of families and children is taken into account when designing and creating service systems
  • We will use evidence based data to determine best practice and outcomes.