The Refugee Council of Australia is extremely grateful to the following sponsors who have already committed to support of Refugee Week.
Through its festivals and events sponsorship program, the City of Sydney aims to support festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage the city’s communities. This includes village and community festivals and events that celebrate the spirit of a community and build opportunities to share its cultural characteristics with a wider public, or events that nurture and amplify the unique characteristics of the city and village precincts, and meet the City’s broader place-making objectives and showcase a local community, including local business.
For more information visit www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
Settlement Services International (SSI) is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential.
We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.
The City of Melbourne values and respects our cultural, religious and linguistic diversity. We acknowledge the contribution that people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds make to our community. As a signatory to the Refugee Welcome Zone Declaration, the City of Melbourne develops plans and programs in partnership with refugee communities and service providers to promote capacity building and foster sustained engagement and connections between the council and newly arrived communities.
For more information visit www.melbourne.vic.gov.au
Community Migrant Resource Centre
Community Migrant Resource Centre provides specialised support services to newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants across Western and Northern Sydney. Our goal is to ensure the best possible settlement outcomes for migrants and people of refugee backgrounds. Our main services are:
· Settlement services which assist new arrivals to build self-reliance and integrate into the local community;
· Employment and training which assists with understanding and accessing labour market programs
· Social enterprise and career based opportunities;
· Family support initiatives which address some of the social and cultural challenges for new entrants to Australia.