The Foundation runs innovative programs for professionals, parents and educators to actively engage with the creative
process in education and life.

The Foundation was established in 2007 to help alleviate the increasing levels of children experiencing anxiety, stress and depression.

In 2019 the Foundation is focusing on two new programs for parents, families, students and schools.


This includes study guide, App and interactive workshops for teachers, parents and students to develop their own personalized set of values and to implement their values on a regular basis supported by quality tools and resources.

The App that accompanies this toolkit has been designed.  The School Action Toolkit helps participants develop transformative competencies – to create new value, reconcile tensions and dilemmas & take responsibility for their own actions.

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Meaningful Values in Action was one of the innovative programs showcased in the Meet the Principals, Northern Rivers NSW
The Meaningful Values in Action Toolkit showcased at the ‘Meet the Principals’ Social Ventures in Goonellabah.
Meaningful Values in Action School Toolkit helps families and communities create wellbeing and build resilience.
Jane Hanckel at Social Venture’s Meet the Principals Event, Goonellebah Primary School, Lismore, Northern Rivers NSW.  The provided an opportunity to meet with schools interested in increasing children’s wellbeing and resilience.

Connection and Creativity Programs

A Love of Nature 

The Connection and Creativity programs have run at seven settings across Australia including Aboriginal Medical Services and Family Support Programs.  The seven key enrichment elements of the program create positive outcomes for children and their families.  The program provided support for families and children aged 0 – 7 years.

Outcomes of the programs include improved parenting capacity; improved child behaviours; improved nutrition, increased independent and self directed play; increased creative and independent play, increase in positive behaviours of parents and children.

In 2014 the  Foundation introduced the Rainforest Kindergarten Project, a Nature Early Childhood Education early childhood education and training program.

The Rainforest Kindergarten Project program promotes and support children’s connection to nature for ongong wellbeing and resilience. ‘Dreaming the Forest’ is a short video about the program.

In 2018 the Foundation changed it’s name to The Foundation for Creative Intelligence.

The Foundation for Creative Intelligence and InspirED is part of the Alliance for Childhood,  an international community of people working for Improving the Quality of Childhood.

Improving the Quality of Childhood
Improving the Quality of Childhood – the Alliance for Childhood


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