The Multicultural Communities Council of SA is the peak organisation that efficiently services, innovatively empowers and strongly advocates for cultural and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in South Australia.
The Hon Minister Zoe Bettison Announces A New Pilot project with MCCSA
The MCCSA is pleased to inform our members that during the launch of our Successful Communities Toolbox website on the 28th of June 2017, the Honorable Zoe Bettison Minister for Multicultural Affairs announced that she would provide funding of $70,000 to Multicultural Communities Council of South Australia to pilot a Community Development Officer position.
The Minister said she supports the establishment of this important position which will be delivered by MCCSA staffer Megs Lamb. “Megs position will focus on grant writing … good governance advice … and strategic policies that will build the capacity and confidence of our multicultural community organizations” said the Minister.
The MCCSA looks forward to working with the Department and CALD communities in this pilot initiative. For more information click on the Successful Communities Toolbox
Refugee Stories Q&A : Real Stories of Real People Who Make A Difference
The Multicultural Communities Council together with City of Adelaide are hosting i “Refugee Stories Q&A : Real Stories of Real People Who Make A Difference”.
This will be a Free Community Event on 29th June, with the purpose of raising awareness around Refugee Week through stories of Refugees. It is from 6pm – 7.30pm at Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, ADELAIDE.
This event “Refugee Stories Q&A : Real Stories of Real People Who Make A Difference”. will have some wonderful speakers who are or are former Refugees, we will be providing some refreshments provided by local business who are owned by Refugees. And is a part of the international Refugee Week events.
The aim of the event is to encourage local residents and people who visit the city for work, or otherwise, to hear the stories of people of refugee background who now are making a difference in our city and surrounds.
By doing this we create understandings and it leads to communities who engage with one another and to foster a strong community life by celebrating diversity and acknowledging the contributions that Refugees, past and present, bring with them to South Australia.
Please register for the event via Eventbrite: https://refugeerealpeoplerealstories.eventbrite.com.au
MCCSA recently released CALD age-friendly SA report, commissioned by the Office for the Ageing (OFTA).