By sharing the knowledge we’ve gained over the past 30 years, we aim to support others to work more effectively with Victoria’s diverse youth population.
CMY undertakes significant research and consultation with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to inform policy and advocacy at local, state and national levels.
We partner with researchers to build our knowledge around young people and the changing world in which they live. This evidence helps us design programs that address contemporary challenges, create opportunities that are accessible and appropriate, and develop stronger communities.
Through our work we also link decision makers and researchers directly with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, supporting youth participation in policy and advocacy.
We form strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders to advance the issues of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, providing advice in a range of contexts in order to inform and influence policy development.
In 2019, the Victorian Legislative Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committee invited written submissions on the social and economic benefits of seeking to place disadvantaged jobseekers into sustainable employment.
Current research projects
CMY is an integral community player of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies (CRIS). This independent university & community collaborative think-tank is developing research & programs to tackle hate, examine violent extremism, racism & discrimination.
Read the latest report: Tackling Hate in Australia, Stocktake Report 2019-2020.
Informal sport as a health and social resource for diverse young people
CMY is a partner in this Australian Research Council linkage project which investigates the contribution of informal sports participation to the well-being of diverse young people and considers how governments, sport and health agencies can support this participation.
Research & issues papers
‘Don’t drag me into this’: Growing up South Sudanese in Victoria after the 2016 Moomba ‘riot’
This report presents the findings from the first phase of an ongoing research project titled Intergenerational Perspectives on the Criminalization […]
Forging futures: How young people settling in Victoria are faring
In this paper, we take a look back on the settlement experiences of young Victorians who arrived in Australia in the past five to ten years.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young People and Digital Citizenship
In this paper, we explore how young first and second generation Victorians are accessing and using digital technology to engage in social, economic, […]
Multicultural Youth Australia Census Status Report 2017/18
CMY undertakes significant research and consultation with young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to inform policy and advocacy […]