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Strengthening social cohesion: Meeting community needs

A closer look at improving services for multicultural communities

The findings of a recent report by the Victorian Multicultural Commission have revealed valuable insights into how we better support multicultural communities to reach their potential.

Strengthening Social Cohesion: Meeting Community Needs details the results of the Commission’s consultations with service providers and peak bodies across metropolitan and regional areas of Victoria in 2015.

Aimed at gathering the voices of a wide range of organisations, the Commission sought their feedback in consultations that included at a major event in Melbourne and two forums in Narre Warren and Bendigo.

As experts working on the frontline, organisations were asked to detail their experiences through four key topics concerned with the role of services in assisting integration and social cohesion with multicultural communities.  

Read our story.

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Major events attended by Chairperson Helen Kapalos

·      Feeding Community Spirit - 6 September 2016  
       A fundraiser for Nourish program (Father Bob MacGuire Foundation/Temple Beth Israel)

·      ANZSOG India Advanced Leadership Summit - 2 September 2016

·      Korean Film Festival - 1 September 2016

·      Uruguayan Independence Day - 28 August 2016

·      The Right to Belong - Melbourne Writer's Festival - 26 August 2016

·      Gender Equality Strategy Consultation for culturally diverse women - 23 August 2016

·      Volunteering Victoria Connecting Communities through Active Citizenship
       Conference - 23 August 2016

·      Architecture of Faith exhibition - 9 August 2016

·      Australian Human Rights Commission and PriceWaterHouseCoopers and Launch:
       Leading for Change: A blueprint for cultural diversity and inclusive leadership
       - 9 August 2016

·      Assyrian Martyr Day celebration - 7 August 2016

·      Singapore  National Day Celebration - 6 August 2016

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.       New post-settlement survey of migrant and refugee women

.       Kids can help give a welcome to newly arrived families

.       Applications to volunteer with CMY's Settle Smart program now open

.       Migrant Sexual health forum, La Trobe Valley

·       Fire Awareness Awards - applications now open 

·       Israeli film festival gets a refresh

Events Calendar

·        Bilingual language competition final - 15 September 2016

·        Architects of Social Bridges - an evening of multicultural discussion - 15 September

·        2016 Multicultural Eid Festival - 17 September

·        UN International Day of Peace - 19 September 2016

·        Wings of the Sky Exhibition -  19-30 September

·        Flying High Exhibition - 19-30 September