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CEO Message: CMY’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan
Last week we had the pleasure of receiving formal endorsement of CMY’s inaugural Reflect Reconcilliation Action Plan (RAP) by Reconciliation Australia, and we are now delighted to share this important piece of work.
CEO message: Refugee Week
We celebrated Refugee Week from Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 June, with the theme for this year being one of ‘Healing’. It was an opportunity to raise awareness about the refugee experience, and to come together to celebrate the contributions people from refugee backgrounds make to the Australian community.
Youth Justice Reform Act Review final report release
The Youth Justice Reform Act Review Report was tabled in Parliament last month. CMY is committed to advocating for multicultural young people in youth justice settings, and contributed to the Review as a key stakeholder.
A night of appreciation for our dedicated volunteers
For National Volunteer Week 2022 – which fell on 16-22 May – various teams across CMY joined together to organise a Volunteer Appreciation Night. The aim of the event was to celebrate and thank our wonderful volunteers who are very much at the heart of everything we do at CMY.
CEO Message: Federal Election 2022
Targeted investment in young people is critical for Australia’s prosperity. We are now entering the final days of the election campaign. Like many of you, through our National body MYAN Australia, we have been busy advocating to all Parties to give greater focus and attention to multicultural young people.
2022-23 Victorian State Budget handed down
Today, the Victorian Government handed down the 2022-23 State Budget. Certainly, this government has delivered a budget with a strong and important focus on COVID management and recovery to support devastated communities and the economy, with significant investment in health services. CMY welcomes the continued maintenance of place-based initiatives to support multicultural communities in COVID […]
Young women get a life-changing opportunity to excel in their career
Seat of the Table, a program funded by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, was officially launched in February 2022. The program is an exciting leadership opportunity for young women from refugee and migrant backgrounds..
CEO Message: Reflections on the inquiry into Victoria’s criminal justice system and the Federal Budget
March was a busy month reconnecting with community as we continue the post lockdown period. It was wonderful to be out and about seeing people in person again. With Cultural Diversity Month drawing to a close, like hundreds of others, CMY was at Victoria’s Multicultural Gala Dinner..
Western community members reflect on COVID-19
A partnership between the Hobson’s Bay City Council, the Centre for Multicultural Youth and the Western Young People’s Independent Network, “Living With COVID-19” is a first-hand look at the experiences of community members of Melbourne’s West during the pandemic. In an age where we are flooded daily with numbers and statistics, there is no more […]
Inquiry into Victoria’s criminal justice system: Final report released
CMY welcomes the tabling of the final report of the Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee Inquiry into Victoria’s Criminal Justice System. This is an important opportunity…
Multicultural youth inform the Victorian Anti-Racism Strategy
In November 2021, Multicultural Affairs, who support the Victorian Government to promote its multicultural vision and priorities, approached CMY to hold consultations with multicultural youth to inform the soon-to-be-released Victorian Anti-Racism Strategy. Young people from throughout the CMY network were invited to attend including connections from our Youth Leadership, Le Mana Pasifika Project, South Sudanese Community Support Group and our Regional […]
CEO Message: Annual Report 2020-21 Launch
This report highlights the determination and agility of the CMY team in our work to support the ever-changing needs of multicultural communities, as well as the immense resilience and heart of the young people who inspire us.
CEO Message: Changing the Date
“As a multicultural community, we can have pride and gratitude to call Australia our home. However, we need also to observe that we are beneficiaries of an Australia built on a suffering and inequality that undoubtedly continues today.”
CEO Message: Thank you for all of your support this year
As 2021 draws to a close, we thank you for all of your support this year. What a year 2021 was!
CEO Message: Mental health post-lockdown and Target Zero project launch
Mental health and wellbeing has always been an issue in our communities, but having access to support and information to assist us has never been more important.
Targeting ‘zero’ to address criminalisation and overrepresentation of multicultural young people
CMY is proud to announce our support of an important new project; TARGET ZER0. This project has been established with the bold and ambitious objective to eradicate youth criminalisation and the overrepresentation of multicultural young people in the justice system. Specifically, TARGET ZER0 aims to address the criminalisation and the overrepresentation of young people of […]
CEO Message – Our Youth Justice Position Statement
One piece of work that is ongoing for us is the advocating of equitable justice for multicultural young people. CMY is committed to promoting young people’s rights and reducing their involvement in the justice system.
CMY’s Welcome Football Program to participate in AC Milan competition
Welcome Football program has been selected to feature in a competition put forward by the Italian football club AC Milan and Fondazione Milan; called “From Milan to the World.”
CEO Message: Introducing our new initiative CMSport
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, CMY celebrated an exciting new chapter with the launch of CMSport, a new initiative aimed at driving social change through sport. While it would’ve been nice to gather in person at a local sports venue to mark this significant moment, we were joined by over 180 people at an online […]
Honoring the contributions of OSHLSPs at the 7th MY Education Awards
The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of students, volunteers and Out-of-School-Hours-Learning-Support Programs (OSHLSP) to the success of the learning and engagement of students from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Victoria.