News and Events
Thirty young people from diverse backgrounds participated in the Learn to Swim Youth Development program over three days in January 2021 at Mt Druitt Swimming Pool.
SydWest Multicultural Services, in partnership with Mt Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency (MECA) and Blacktown City Council, held two special online events during Harmony Week 2021.
In Dubbo, Connecting Community Services celebrated International Women’s Day at the local Rotunda with four other agencies, including Mission Australia. Denise Olmi, Settlement Support Worker at Connecting Community Services, helped organise the event.
The Reimagining Settlement/NSP Systems Change project has been rebranded as “Exploring Settlement: Life in Australia”.
One hundred and fifteen people attended the Australian premiere of Goodbye Mother on February 24 – a community screening Advance Diversity Services held with Queer Screen as part of the 28th Mardi Gras Film Festival (MGFF21).
Metro Assist has delivered Governance and Financial Management Training and Leadership and Time Management Training for newly arrived community leaders in Lakemba.
Sydney MCS’s 4th Annual Multicultural Youth Employment Program, April 12-15, was attended by eight young people from Bangladeshi, Indian, Assyrian and Indonesian background.
Northern Settlement Services (NSS) family worker Miza Torlakovic was awarded the CommBank Regional Unity Medal at the 2021 Premier’s Harmony Dinner on March 13.
Young people from the Sutherland Shire and St George area have been meeting and working together on the Changing the Narrative (CTN) Film Festival Project.
For many young people today, meeting new people is a challenging task. While online platforms have created new spaces for people to connect, they often aren't the same as meeting in person.
The Community Migrant Resource Centre, in partnership with NSP member SydWest Multicultural Services and Western Sydney University, has begun a 2-year therapeutic arts intervention and comparative study, The Parallel Lives of Women.
Manning Valley Neighbourhood Service (MVNS) completed two employment training programs this past July. Both programs were funded through the Fostering Integration Grants.
Advance Diversity Services (ADS) was awarded HWEI Gold Employer and HWEI Service Provider of the Year at the Australian LGBTQ Inclusion Awards!
Community Northern Beaches’ Multicultural Service organised a maths clinic during the summer school holidays for Tibetan students in grades 5, 6 and 7.