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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.
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.