About

Q Co-Lab is a newly established organisation focused on reinventing how LGBTQIA+ young Australians find health resources using new formats and channels such as AI and social media.

Our goal is to provide crisis support, resources and referrals to LGBTQIA+ young Australians using an innovative chatbot that eliminates wait times and ensures confidentiality.

Our Mission

Technology for social justice in the LGBTQIA+ community

We have a vision of technology being used to its full potential to improve the lives of Australian queer people and to deliver a more significant impact for the organisations that support them.

Our mission is to strengthen the LGBTQIA+ community using technology to create positive social change.

Our Values

  • Collaboration – When we work together and with – not for, our work is more meaningful.
  • Compassion – Trauma-informed practice, learning, empathy and hospitality are required to create impact. People first, tech second.
  • Elevation – Elevating the voice and contribution of lived experience to change how expertise is perceived.
  • Ambiguity – Finding comfort in ambiguity is how we make real change.
  • Innovation – We create opportunities for Australia’s LGBTQIA+ community to thrive through passion, creativity and iteration.

Board

Our board of directors will be in charge of administering Q Labs:

  • Dani Sutherland – Secretary, public officer, director, treasurer
  • Ella Sutherland – Director
  • Andy Sutherland – Director
  • Nel Staite – Director
  • Max Lay – Director

We hope to soon engage more people to act as directors and support the project. Get in touch on [email protected] if you’d like to join as a member or director.

Our Supporters

Thank you to our supporters, we wouldn’t be able to create Snowglobe without you.

The organisations and companies below have provided us with in-kind, monetary, consultancy and other contributions.

In-kind software subscription donation

In-kind software subscription, design consultation, promotion

In-kind software subscription donation

In-kind software subscription donation, advertising credits, cloud platform credits, donated hardware

Reduce processing fees

Technical consultancy, donated cloud platform credits

In-kind donated domain names

Conference scholarships

Hardware and software donations and discounts

Hardware and software donations and discounts, conference scholarships, in-kind consulting

In-kind software subscription donation

In-kind software subscription discounts

Technical consultancy, donated advertising credits

Awesome Foundation – grant funding

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