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Victoria’s population is increasingly diverse. In the 2016 Census, 48% of young Victorians had one or both parents born overseas.


Supporting inclusive service provision

Our work draws on CMY’s 30+ years of experience working with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

We deliver training and professional development opportunities, provide secondary consultations, support research and advocacy activities, develop useful resources, and encourage and facilitate cross-sector partnerships.  

We collaborate with a wide range of sectors, including: settlement services, youth work, education, employment and business, health services, local government, youth justicesports and recreation, and the multicultural sector.

Training and Professional Development

We offer in-depth training and professional development packages for individuals and organisations who want to build their cultural competence in working with multicultural young people, their families and communities, with a focus on:

  • Culturally Responsive Practice
  • Youth Settlement

Our services include:

  • Tailored Secondary Consultation
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Workshops
  • Forums
  • Tip Sheets/info sheets
  • Issues Papers

We offer frameworks for developing good practice and provide individual workers with greater knowledge and confidence to work with young people. This work ensures that young people have access to appropriate support and inclusive services. It also promotes and fosters innovation and the development of strengths-based, responsive models that facilitate sustainable change.

Find out more about training opportunities

Statewide Forums

CMY hosts regular Statewide Forums for sector workers, researchers and young people to come together, network and discuss relevant topics and challenges faced by young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and how we can better support them.

Some of the themes we’ve focused on at previous forums are: Youth Participation, Employment, Mentoring, Mental Health, and Inclusive Sport.

Upcoming Forums

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