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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.
Lost opportunity: lost generation
“Young people do not need short-term hand-outs but a broader youth jobs guarantee, as part of a targeted and forward-thinking youth employment strategy.”
CMY Ballarat’s Awa virtual choir project goes viral
CMY’s Ballarat team recently launched Awa, an intercultural choir project, which brought together participants from Ballarat, Horsham, Nhill and Ghana.
CMY celebrates learning communities at the first virtual MY Education Awards
Last night CMY celebrated the 6th MY Education Awards and first virtual ceremony; a wonderful celebration of triumphs, despite the challenges 2020 has presented.
New COVID-19 Insights paper
Our latest paper explores how the COVID-19 crisis response has been experienced by young people from refugee and migrant communities in Victoria.
REVERB youth facilitators launch two mental health workshops
The REVERB project was the initiative of CMY’s Youth Advisory Group in 2018 and 2019, who saw the need for a mental health and wellbeing program to address the stigma surrounding mental health in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Crucial investment to support young people’s recovery from COVID-19
A coalition of youth services led by Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) has secured $6.77 million from the Working for Victoria Fund to create new jobs to help address the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of young Victorians.
CEO message: We need to engage our multicultural communities as key partners in any crisis response
We need to engage our multicultural communities – especially young people and community leaders – as key partners in any crisis response, not only during implementation but much earlier, in planning and prevention efforts, and after, in recovery efforts too.
CEO message: We’re concerned for the wellbeing of public housing residents in lockdown
Yesterday the Premier announced coronavirus Stage 3 restrictions would be extended to postcodes 3031 and 3051, as well as an immediate and total lockdown of nine public housing estates in Flemington and North Melbourne.
New education resource to support Victorian secondary schools in standing up to racism
The new Schools Standing Up To Racism website features a series of resources to support Victorian secondary schools to address racism and discrimination within the school community.
Locked Down and Locked Out? New report on the impact of COVID-19 on employment for young people
This new report provides a snapshot of the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on employment for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds in Victoria.
Celebrating Refugee Week: 14-20 June
Refugee Week offers an important opportunity for us all to listen, learn, and gain a greater understanding of individual refugee experiences and the challenges refugee communities face on their journey to Australia and during settlement.
We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter
We all need to acknowledge the history of racial inequity in our own country and confront the racism that exists in our own backyard.
Racism during COVID-19: Survey for young Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds
CMY is conducting a survey to find out more about young people’s experiences of COVID-19, racism, and mental health and wellbeing.
New Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2020-2030 – A welcome reform but greater focus on multicultural youth needed
CMY is pleased to see the needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds recognised in this plan, with 39% of those in the youth justice system identifying as culturally and linguistically diverse.
CEO message: Young jobseekers at risk of being left behind in COVID-19 recovery
One of the most devastating impacts of the current COVID-19 health crisis we are seeing is the increase in youth unemployment. We know this will have far-reaching consequences, not only now but for many years into the future.