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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.
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.