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CMY Board grants continued support to the Youth-Led Unit
The Youth-Led Unit members are excited to announce that continued support has been granted by the CMY Board to proceed with building their project for the next three months. The Youth-led Unit (YLU) – led by Boudene Hauraki – consists of nine youth panel members under the age of 30. Together they adopted a co-design process over […]
New program to ensure a seat at the table for young women from refugee and migrant backgrounds
CMY is delighted to be among 60 organisations across Australia to receive a grant in the Women’s Leadership and Development Program, announced this week by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Office for Women.
Victorian Budget 2021-22 backs vulnerable young people and communities – spreading the safety net
“We are pleased and heartened by the Government’s considered investment in a safety net that will stretch across vulnerable young people and communities. It will prevent them from falling further into disadvantage, particularly as communities are struggling to recover from the recent lockdown,” said CMY CEO Carmel Guerra.
Federal Budget 2021-22
CMY shares the concerns of the Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network (MYAN Australia) that the Federal Budget 2021-22 released this week has no long-term plan for young people.
Le Mana Pasifika Project hosts celebration of culture and community
On Saturday 24 April, CMY’s Le Mana (Empower) Pasifika Project hosted a vibrant City of Casey Pasifika Community Gala Dinner, with over 100 guests in attendance. The event was the culmination of the Casey Pasifika Community Youth Justice Consultations, carried out by CMY’s Le Mana Pasifika Project with support from the Victorian Government.
CEO message: Cultural Diversity Week
This Cultural Diversity Week (21-28 March) is an opportunity for us all to celebrate living in a multicultural community, as well as reflect on the challenges we still face and the work that needs to be done to foster a more welcoming and inclusive Victoria.
Final report into anti-vilification protections in Victoria
CMY welcomes the announcement of a number of critical, and long overdue, measures to address hate and tackle discrimination and racism in our communities and our nation.
Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Final Report
We commend the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System final report. It presents a bold, visionary plan to create a mental health and wellbeing system in Victoria.
CEO message: 2019-2020 Annual Report
It has been a flying start to the year, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on last year and all that was achieved together despite challenging circumstances. It was a year unlike any other in CMY’s history; the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of young Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds will be felt well into the future.
CEO message: We need a unifying date for our national celebration
CMY acknowledges that Australia Day on 26 January is a day of sadness and pain for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, marking the beginning of their dispossession in 1788.
CEO message: Thank you to Hass Dellal AO, retiring as Chair of CMY
Hass Dellal AO, has retired as Chair of CMY and we welcome Bao Hoang as the new Chair for CMY and Jen Sharpe as Deputy Chair.
CMY’s Welcome Football wins Multicultural Award for Excellence in Sport
At the 2020 Victorian Multicultural Awards for Excellence last night, the Centre for Multicultural Youth and Football Victoria were the proud recipients of an Award in the category of Excellence in Sport for the Welcome Football program.
Tailored mental health services needed for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds: report
Young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds need tailored mental health services and therapies that are appropriate, effective and culturally relevant, a new report from Orygen and CMY has found.
Young People to Take Over ABC Melbourne
The ABC has announced the 31 young winners of the inaugural Takeover Melbourne storytelling competition. CMY is a proud partner in this new initiative, which amplifies the voices of young Melburnians (aged 12 to 18 years).
Victorian Government delivers a State Budget that makes a strong investment in young people and commitment to multicultural communities
The budget recognises that multicultural communities and young people have been among those most negatively impacted by COVID-19, and provides welcome relief and vital support.
We’re investing in youth-led change
CMY is investing in a new Youth-Led Unit for multicultural young people to lead, create and deliver projects to drive social change.
Helping young multicultural Victorians find employment
Career Convos is a new webinar series run by our Employment Empowers team, to help young people get back on track to finding employment.
Le Mana Pasifika team supports over 300 families during COVID-19
CMY’s Le Mana Pasifika team has delivered Family Support Packages to over 300 Pasifika families during COVID-19, thanks to the support of the Victorian Government.
‘Racism pandemic’ hits young multicultural Victorians
A new report from The Australian National University (ANU) and Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is the first-of-its-kind to examine experiences of racism during the COVID‐19 pandemic and impacts on the lives of young people aged 16‐25.