Empathy and compassion
We believe in treating all individuals with empathy, compassion, and respect, and recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every human being.
We believe in working with communities to identify their needs and develop sustainable solutions that meet their unique needs and circumstances. We listen to and value community feedback and engage community members as active partners in the development and delivery of our programs.
Accountability and transparency
We believe in being accountable to our beneficiaries, partners, and donors, and strive to be transparent in all our activities and operations. We report on our activities, finances, and results to ensure that our stakeholders can trust and have confidence in our work.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of underserved Iranian communities in Queensland through social care, education, healthcare, and economic empowerment. As a secular organisation, Iranian Society of Queensland is committed to providing high-quality services and opportunities to every person, regardless of their background. We recognise and value the diversity of our community and strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and supported.
Our vision is to promote “One Home, One Community, One Dream”. We welcome all Iranian residents of Queensland and strive to encourage social cohesion, inclusivity, and dignity through a secular approach. Our commitment to supporting the QLD Government Multicultural Action Plan ensures that we promote an inclusive and diverse community that respects and celebrates our differences.
Iranian Society of Queensland is a trusted non-profit organisation established in 1989. Our intention is to foster improved communication and connections among the over 8000 individuals of Iranian-Australian heritage who reside, study, and work in Queensland.
Our primary purpose is to empower individuals and develop a strong, inclusive community in Queensland. We will achieve this by:
Providing early interventions to ensure safety, meet basic needs, and promote active participation in community life, leading to positive outcomes such as education, employment, and well-being.
Delivering human-centred, holistic, and tailored services that are integrated and focused on meeting the needs of those most in need. Our services are grounded in robust policy, are evidence-informed, and aim to proactively address risks, build community resilience, and enable self-determination.
Building strong communities by using evidence to inform services and programs, promoting community development approaches, and maximising inclusion through targeted community-based programs. We align our priorities with government policies and legislation to address community-identified needs.
Fostering inclusive participation by empowering our community members to participate in decision-making, form community connections, and live fulfilling lives. We promote cohesion, equity, and inclusion for all.
Driving collaboration and forming effective relationships with other government and non-government partners to promote our mission and vision.