S&K Interagency Alert – 26 Oct 2012

Free Multicultural Communication Resources

Moreland City Council has agreed to share its catalogue of Multicultural communications called CALDCOM [Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communication] storyboards and videos with other councils at no cost to your council from Moreland.

To view the catalogue visit the Moreland website

The CALDCOM storyboards are designed to help newcomers to Australia and Moreland settle into our community. They are widely used by teaching institutions including Australian Multicultural Education Service [AMES]; TAFE and Neighbourhood House Networks. They have also won several Awards over the last two years including:

  • 2012 ALGA National Excellence Award
  • 2012 ALGA National “Strength in Diversity” Award
  • 2012 Best Accessible Communications Award
  • 2010 Victorian Multicultural Customer Service Award
  • 2010 Australian Multicultural Marketing Award

The CALDCOM catalogue covers a wide range of social and local government situations that non English speakers may encounter in society. They are intended as a guide to assist discussion in teaching, family and individual settings so that newcomers can understand our ways and become knowledgeable about your community. They have always been available as free downloads and now you can brand them for your own council.

For more information about using any or all of the storyboards simply email Moreland Council agreeing to the information below:

  • Your council agrees to acknowledge the copyright of Moreland City Council. [E.g. of recognition on storyboard = ©MCC]
  • Your council agrees not to commercially exploit or sub-license other commercial entities to use the CALDCOM Storyboards and videos.
  • Your council agrees, should you create CALDCOM storyboards of your own, to share those with Moreland and other councils at no cost.

When you email back your “agreement” to the above, Moreland will give you the contact details of the creative artists [Intellectual Property owners] so you can make changes and brand the storyboards and videos to suit your own council purposes and at your own cost.

‘Walk and Talk’ with Port Kembla Community Project

The ABCD Illawarra Network would like to invite you:

‘Walk and Talk’ with Port Kembla Community Project

9-11am Thursday 1st November 2012

Meet at Port Kembla Community Centre, corner of Wentworth and Church Sts, Port Kembla for a 9.30am start

Wear your walking shoes for a morning of walking and talking with the Port Kembla Community Project (nothing too strenuous, just a light stroll!).

We will have a walk & talk around the centre, then visit the laneways of Port Kembla through to King George’s Oval to hear how the project has harnessed the strengths and skills of the community to run programs and activities in partnership with the community.

Morning tea will be provided and coffee available for purchase.

Numbers are limited. Please RSVP to abcdillawarra@gmail.com or by phone 0477 317 224 by Monday 29 October.

Finding Our Way

Koori Women – Strong, Black & Deadly

Wednesday 31st October, 10am-3pm

Illawarra Women’s Health Centre, 2-14 Belfast Ave Warilla

The day will include:

  • Sweeping Ceremony
  • Koori Women’s Story Time
  • Local Koori Women Singers
  • Young Koori Dancers
  • Activities for Mums and Bubs, including Park & Play
  • Mini Health Checks will be available

PLUS: Help set up an Illawarra Strong, Black & Deadly Koori Women’s Group

All Koori women welcome. For more information contact Janelle Brown on 0429112618 or email carolb@womenshealthcentre.com.au.

This event has been a collaboration of many individuals and groups. Thanks to everyone who has been involved! The services that have been represented so far are:

  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local
  • Barnados
  • The Housing Trust
  • Aboriginal Medical Service
  • Warrigal Employment (Aunty Mary Davis Outreach Centre)
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • Illawarra Legal Centre
  • Mission Australia

If your service would like to join our organising committee please let me know by return email. Koori workers are particularly welcome to participate, though everyone is welcome.

Koori Women’s Day final

The Denny Foundation Traditional Australian Christmas Luncheon

The Denny Foundation is preparing once again to host its annual Traditional Australian Christmas Luncheon; an event born out of the desire to see Christmas become a time to remember for all families in our community. The Christmas Luncheon is a free event hosted on Christmas Day at the Warilla RSL Club, manned by dedicated volunteers, which invites local families in need, to celebrate Christmas in a memorable way; with a Christmas banquet, live entertainment, activities for children, and a visit from Santa with a gift for every child in attendance.

This year, The Denny Foundation aims to cater for 100 men, women, and children in need, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the magic of Christmas, let alone hope to sit at a table laden with Christmas treats or dare ask Santa for a present.

It would be appreciated if you could circulate this invitation to your colleagues and staff that work with disadvantaged persons and families, to identify any of your clients that would be likely to miss out on a Christmas celebration event and would like to participate in our free Christmas Luncheon activity on Christmas Day.

Please R.S.V.P. details of any of your relevant clients (including an indicator of any children’s age range) that would benefit from attending our Christmas Luncheon event by December 15, 2012 to (02) 4297 2220 or by email to admin@dennyfoundation.org

TDF Christmas Menu

Xmas invitation12

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