News and Events
Illawarra Multicultural Services (IMS) organised a fun trip to Mosman in North Sydney in October.
Advance Diversity Services collaborated to bring Water Safety Week online this November-December to help save lives this summer.
Arabic and Bangladeshi parents and parents-to-be are finding support and encouragement thanks to a free parenting program run by Advance Diversity Services in partnership with South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD).
The NSW Settlement Partnership has strong representation from settlement providers in regional areas of the state.
Settlement Services International (SSI) and its Youth Collective, which includes the NSP Youth Workers Network, recently launched a campaign in partnership with NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS).
SydWest Multicultural Services has a longstanding partnership with Western Sydney University (WSU), and has been collaborating with the university on many youth development programs.
Over 200 participants attended daily water safety sessions held online during National Water Safety Week (November 29 – December 3).
Community Northern Beaches (CNB) has collaborated with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to reach out to the local Tibetan community to raise awareness about the census and its importance.
The Order of Australia Association (NSW) Branch has awarded Luiza Knijnik, a youth leader at Gymea Community Aid and Information Service (GCAIS), a Youth Community Service Award due to her extensive community work and social justice advocacy.
Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) has been supporting Afghans to resettle in Sydney for over 20 years – including those from Pashtun, Tajik, Uzbek, Hazara and Almak communities.
The Youth Workers Network, consisting of youth workers across the NSP consortium, on September 15 participated in a workshop facilitated by consultant Naomi Nash, who is working with the NSP on the Exploring Settlement project.
Settlement Services International and Western Sydney University presented the Foundations for Belonging 2021 research findings on September 9 during an online session as part of the ACOSS Policy Webinar Series.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Blacktown Community Leaders Forum established a Community Leaders COVID-19 Emergency Taskforce to bring the community together to create awareness of COVID-19 safety measures, lockdown and vaccination.
Metro Assist has engaged with nearly 8500 community members and representatives, primarily from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and empower individuals with information to encourage vaccination.
Chinese traditional dancing sessions, meditation and mindfulness classes, and bilingual information forums are just some of the activities that will soon be enjoyed by socially isolated seniors from Chinese backgrounds in the Sutherland Shire thanks to Advance Diversity Services (ADS) following a successful application to ClubGRANTS.
Between July 19 and August 15, Advance Diversity Services (ADS) staff targeted more than 1500 COVID-19 health messages to ensure people in CALD communities were well-informed about the dangers of the coronavirus and the importance of vaccination.
In response to the government's call to act quickly to the Delta outbreak, which began in mid-June, Karen Lin, the Chinese worker at Accessible Diversity Services Initiative (ADSI), contacted a GP and a staff member from the Western Sydney Local Health District.
The NSW Settlement Partnership (NSP) has postponed the launch of its report Insights into Regional Settlement in Practice, originally scheduled for August 17.