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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.
CEO Message: Action for Afghanistan
This week marks 20 years since the Tampa affair, a significant moment in the history of Australian asylum and migration policy. While many things have changed in the last two decades, some remain the same. In 2001, most of the 438 asylum seekers aboard the Tampa were Hazara refugees from Afghanistan, fleeing Taliban persecution. With […]
Explore Researchers to investigate digital participation amongst refugee & migrant background youth
This month, CMY will commence a new project exploring digital technology accessibility for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. CMY’s Explore Youth Researchers will support the project, working alongside Deakin University and Western Sydney University, through the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies consortium. The team will investigate the opportunities and challenges facing young […]
New research with Swinburne University supporting Pasifika students to succeed
Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is pleased to announce an important research project in partnership with Swinburne University. The two-year project will help to support positive education outcomes for Pasifika young people. Funded by the Building Safe Communities Grant from the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice and Community Safety, the project seeks to uncover the […]
CEO Message: Homelessness Week, Everyone needs a home
The theme of this year’s Homelessness Week, ‘Everyone needs a home’, has never felt more true or urgent than now, as Melbourne/Victoria enters its sixth lockdown tonight, joining two other Australian states currently under strict pandemic restrictions. For those of us with the security of a stable, safe and warm place to call home, this […]
The 2021 MY Education Awards – last chance to nominate!
If you have not yet registered your nomination for the 2021 MY Education Awards, now is the time to do it! The deadline has been extended until 5pm, Thursday 5 August 2021. The MY Education Awards recognise excellence in the learning support sector. The Awards showcase outstanding contributions Out-of-School-Hours Learning Support Programs make to the […]
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.