The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) works extensively with young people in the City of Greater Dandenong. This video features three of our programs that operate in the area and the stories of six resilient young people and their dreams for the future.
CMY's response to the Victorian State Government's budget 2013-2014
The following release outline's CMY's response to the key investments within the youth and multicultural portfolios in this year's budget announcement.
Welcome inquiry into racial discrimination of migrant and refugee young people
The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) welcomes news of a Victoria Police inquiry into how it works with ethnic groups after the settlement of a civil case over racial profiling of African-Australian men.
CMY understands that young people can encounter significant barriers as they try to settle in Australia. Their sense of well-being and belonging can be considerably diminished by factors such as racism and discrimination.
We believe that the impetus for the inquiry illustrates a real need for cross-cultural training to become an embedded core competency of police work.
The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) has released its latest annual report for 2011-2012. The year marked a new phase in the history of CMY, as we saw significant developments in our activities while tracking well against budget.
Not only did we bring out our most ambitious strategic plan to date, but thanks to the Baillieu Government, also started to deliver services in the Gippsland region of Victoria. The office is one of two new regional/rural presences that will work with young people and their communities to improve services and provide opportunities for greater participation.
As convenor of the Multicultural Youth Advisory Network (MYAN) we were pleased to see the further development of a national voice on multicultural youth issues.
Additionally, as part of testing a new approach to the settlement of 16 and 17 year old Unaccompanied Humanitarian Minors, we embarked on a significant pilot program for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship – the Refugee Youth Support (RYS) program. This work has provided many new insights into the settlement journey of young people and will inform our work over the coming months and years.
The 2011-2012 financial year saw us develop three innovative programs and strengthen our relationships with local, state and federal governments, while establishing new relationships with philanthropic trusts and foundations. We would like to express sincere gratitude to all of our community partners, sponsors and supporters and look forward to working with you in the future.
Future Priorities for Young Australians - CMY Strategic Plan 2013-2017
The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) recently launched its strategic plan for the next four years. Our aim is to ensure that young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds are connected, empowered and influential Australians.
Take a look at this short video to discover our main objectives over the next four years.