Sponsorship Grants | CRC

http://www.crc.nsw.gov.au/multicultural_advantage_grants_program

The purpose of the Sponsorship Grants category is to support events and activities that foster community cohesion and promote the benefits of a multicultural society.  It provides public support by the New South Wales Government to multiculturalism and the value of cultural diversity.

Applications are not sought through public advertisement outside the Commission’s website.

Priority areas for Sponsorship Grants

Projects supported under this category are:

  • the hosting of seminars and conferences
  • multicultural, inter-community and inter-faith forums
  • local festivals and major cultural events such as exhibitions and concerts
  • teaching craft skills to target groups from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Funding

The sponsorship fund provided by the Commission is a nominal amount, typically in the order of $1,000 to $2,000, to indicate support of the activity by the Commission. It is not provided to facilitate the financial viability of the event.

The Commission will accept applications for Sponsorship Grants all year round for consideration and approval at its monthly meetings. It will also introduce a risk management approach to grants of $1,000 or less aimed at making the auditing and administrative requirements more efficient and cost effective for both the recipient and the Commission.

Grant Application Information Sessions | CRC

Picture1UPDATE: Additional grant application information sessions are now available in Wollongong, Newcastle and Blacktown.

A new round of CRC Community Inclusion grants opened on 11February 2014 and close on 14 March 2014.

The grants are for up to $20,000 for projects with a particular focus on mentoring and on inter-cultural activities and inter-faith activities that bring diverse groups of people together.

In addition, in this round of grants, the Commission is also keen to receive applications that assist smaller communities through projects that strengthen community infrastructures and cultural initiatives.

To assist the community to understand the guidelines and the process to submit their application information sessions will be held, and now an additional 3 will be held in Wollongong, Newcastle and Blacktown. Details are provided below.

RSVP is essential. Light refreshments will be served, please RSVP Shabnam Tavakol by phone on 02 8255 6781 or email shabnam.tavakol@crc.nsw.gov.au.

Community Inclusion Grant Information Sessions

DATE

TIME

VENUE

SYDNEY METROPOLITAN
Tuesday, 18 February 6 – 8pm Arab Council Australia

Level 1, 194 Stacey Street, Bankstown

Thursday, 20 February 6 – 8pm Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre

Ground Floor, 108 Moore Street, Liverpool

Wednesday, 26 February 10 – 12pm Blacktown City Council

Level 5, Narimba Room

62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown

WOLLONGONG
Monday, 24 February 10 – 12pm Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra

117 Corrimal Street, Wollongong

NEWCASTLE
Tuesday, 25 February 6 – 8pm The Ethnic Communities Council at John Gebhardt Multicultural Community Centre

2A Platt Street, Waratah (Opposite Waratah Railway Station in Waratah Park)

Information on the grants program is also being provided through the Commission’s Regional Advisory Councils.

The Commission acknowledges the assistance of the above organisations for providing facilities for the information sessions.

Violence against Women in Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities

Date | 19th -20th November 2013

Location | University of Wollongong

Presented by | Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)

Audience | Health workers, interagency workers, bilingual and ethno-specific workers who provide services to women and children who experience domestic violence.

Description | This 1 day course outlines prevention and intervention strategies that effectively address the needs of women from culturally and linguistically diverse communities who experience violence. The course is designed to reflect the diversity of cultural and social considerations that matter when dealing with women and their children. Relevant legal issues are covered such as immigration laws and apprehended violence orders. Workers are provided with the opportunity to examine practical scenarios and to learn about relevant referral services and resources.

Costs apply.

For further details and registrations see ECAV CALD workshop.

 

IMS is moving on………

Win a voucher to the value of $500 at your nominated store or service!

Illawarra Multicultural Services Inc. (IMS) has begun a journey to review its service delivery and re-engage with the wider communities in the Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee areas.

As part of our journey, we are inviting members of our community to help with suggesting a new name for our organisation, which commenced operations in August 1981 as the Illawarra Migrant Resource Centre.

Please submit your nomination to ournewname@ims.org.au

We will accept one nomination from each individual. Nominations will be considered by our Management Committee, who will select the new name that best suits the future directions of our organisation.

Nominations close on Friday 20 September 2013 @ 5pm.

The winner will be invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 16 October 2013, where the formal announcement will be made by our Guest Speaker – Mr Jim O’Callaghan PSM, Assistant Secretary, Humanitarian Branch, Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

Invitations to our AGM are scheduled to be emailed by the week beginning 16 September – Please email us on info@ims.org.au if you would like to receive an invitation.

IMS has not swayed from its original objective of sharing with and easing the settlement challenges faced by new arrivals in our communities – we will always honour this commitment. Over the years our suite of services has expanded, reflecting the changing needs within our communities.

We currently deliver:

  • Settlement Services as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to newly arrived humanitarian and partner visa entrants during their first 5 years while establishing themselves in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven & Wingecarribee areas
  • Intensive Family Support Services by way of short-term interventions for families with at least one child with a disability, to prevent family challenges escalating to need out of home care
  • Early Intervention & Placement Prevention short-term interventions and positive parenting initiatives
  • Community Capacity Building information sessions & activities to support socially & financially disadvantaged families from Culturally & Linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • A range of Multicultural Supported Playgroups that focus on delivering positive early learning outcomes for children and supporting parents to enhance their nurturing skills
  • A Casual Child Minding Scheme that supports community organisations to engage with and deliver training and information sessions to vulnerable community members

In addition, IMS has recently been accepted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be an Approved Proposing Organisation, to progress refugee entrants under the Community Proposal Pilot.

We are looking to further enhance our suite of services to newly arrived members of our community and begin exploring service options for out-of-home care for children from CALD backgrounds.  In addition, we are working towards expanding our boutique support services for people with disabilities who are of a CALD background, under the Disability Care Australia initiative. These initiatives may not be achieved through working in isolation – we will be looking to partner with like-minded agencies to deliver cost-effective services that avoid duplication and waste of the limited financial and other resources within our communities.

A voucher to the value of $500 awaits……

Nominations close on Friday 20th September at ournewname@ims.org.au

So…..  be bold …. be creative …. and share in our journey…. as the sun sets on IMS a new dawn is beckoning

S&K Interagency Alert – 7 Feb 2013

QUICK WORD from the HARP Unit February 2013

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RESOURCE order form Jan 2013

Issues Paper: On the future of Commonwealth funded Employment Services

The Commonwealth Minister for Employment Participation, Kate Ellis, has released an Issues Paper seeking community input on the future of Commonwealth funded Employment Services, targeted at the most disadvantaged.  These include members of CALD communities and refugees.  This public consultation is an opportunity for CALD community input.

The Issues Paper is available here: http://deewr.gov.au/employment-services beyond-2015.

The time frame is short.  Submissions due Friday 15 March 2013.

General Invitation: Berkeley Women Inspired Launch

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UnitingCare Institute of Family Practice

Many of our IFP courses are directed at certain audiences within the Human Services Sector. Our programs have been developed in response to perceived needs for staff working with children, young people, specifically with men, groups and with families. Please take time to look at our website to see the wide range of Professional Development and Nationally recognised courses available at www.ifp.nsw.edu.au. We specialise in Counselling and Mediation qualifications. A few examples of short courses are listed below:

Early childhood/Primary

  • Strength Based Therapeutic Work with Children
  • Parenting Children with ADHD
  • Helping Your Child with Early Learning
  • Helping Your Child with Primary School
  • Group Work with Children
  • Attachment Theory
  • Keeping Children Safe
  • Group Work with Children

Young People

  • Activating Assertive Behaviour
  • Managing Angry Adolescents Differently
  • RAGE
  • Managing the Bull
  • Working with the Potential for Violence (in Youth Work)

Families

  • Working with Families
  • Introduction to Family Therapy
  • Working with Addictions in Child and Family Work

Men

  • Engaging Men in Family Based Programs
  • Working with Men

All ages

  • Suicide Prevention
  • Accidental Counsellor
  • Effective Group Leadership
  • Introduction to Strengths

Please call us on (02)88300755 for information or email info@ifp.nsw.edu.au and we can send out a flyer and registration information. Many of our courses can be delivered as consultancies in your workplace.

New Working with Children Check sessions – Wollongong

A new Working With Children Check will start in NSW in 2013. The previously advised start date of 11 February is no longer applicable. A rescheduled start date will be advised in early 2013. Until the start of the new check, the current check continues.

Free one-hour information sessions are being held regularly throughout NSW. The next sessions in Wollongong will be on Friday 15 March. Follow this link to register for the session http://kids.nsw.gov.au/director/working/newcheck/informationsessions.cfm?nPageNum=3

Under the new check:

  • workers and volunteers will apply for their own check once every five years
  • employers will verify a child-related worker’s or volunteer’s clearance number
  • the same Working With Children Check will apply to everyone – paid workers, self-employed people and volunteers
  • everyone with a clearance will be continuously monitored for serious sex or violence offenses.

There can only be two results for a new Working With Children Check – a clearance or a bar. People with a bar may not work or volunteer in child-related roles.

  • Easy to access: Online applications, online verifications, online employer registration (no online forms will be available until the start date).
  • Cost: The new check will be free for volunteers and cost $80 for paid workers and self-employed people. A volunteer check cannot be used for paid work with children.

Find out more: http://kids.nsw.gov.au/kids/working/newcheck#ixzz2Jb56wtM5  

Banardos Position Vacant

C4C Community Projects Officer 2013 final

COTA – Free Internet Training

FREE Internet safety talk

Stir it up! Info Session

Invite to Stir it up Information Session 27 Feb 2013

S&K Interagency Update – 1 Feb 2013

Bringing Up Great Kids

The BUGK Program is built upon an understanding that all parents need good support to be the kind of parent they aspire to be, for their children. It acknowledges the significant challenges faced by parents and provides self-care strategies for parents. This program will offer parents practical help to understand the emotional development of their child, develop attentive communication skills with children and to enjoy the two-way learning journey of parent-hood.

  • Dates: Friday 15 February 2013  – 22 March 2013 (program finishes week prior to Easter)
  • Time: 10am to 12pm
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Venue :   Corrimal Community Centre with child care

BUGK flyer term 1 2013

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Return to Work Co-ordination

The Return to Work (RTW) Coordinator training course is held over 2 days and will provide your Return to Work Coordinator with the skills they need to perform their role effectively. This is a WorkCover NSW course designed to train a person as a Return to Work Coordinator according to the requirements of the NSW.

14th and 15th March 2013  8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $225.00 members, $300.00 non-members
Your booking URL links are: http://www.trybooking.com/CGPL and http://www.trybooking.com/39609

Change Management

This workshop with Judi Apte will cover:
• Analysing continuous improvement strategies for their workplace
• Managing the change process
• Consulting and collaborating techniques
• Working with barriers and resistance to change
17th April 2013 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Members $110.00, Non-members $150.00
Your booking URL links are: http://www.trybooking.com/CIFA and http://www.trybooking.com/40690

Illawarra Forum Training Rooms, 106 Industrial Road, Oak Flats NSW 2529 For more information, please contact 4256 4333 or Monique@illawarraforum.org.au

ACNC Consultation

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities. ACNC is seeking feedback on their approach to regulation:
• How they communicate their approach
• Ideas on how they can use their enforcement powers
• General ideas for improvement
More information including the Statement for Consultation can be downloaded at http://www.acnc.gov.au You can also make an online submission https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACNCregulatoryapproach

The closing date is 1 March 2013.

The Illawarra Forum will be having an afternoon tea and discussion session on the 7th of February 2013, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Come along and share your ideas, listen to other’s ideas of the ACNC, and contribute to the Illawarra Forum’s feedback to the ACNC. For more details tel 4256 4333.

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry: Strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people

The inquiry by the Legislation Council will inquire into and report on strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in NSW. The terms of reference include:
• the effect of alcohol advertisements and promotions on young people, including consideration of the need to further restrict alcohol advertising and promotion
• the effectiveness of alcohol harm minimisation strategies targeted at young people
• measures to minimise the impact of alcohol in the workplace
• the effectiveness of measures to reduce drink driving
• measures to reduce alcohol related violence, including in and around licensed venues
• measures to address the impact of alcohol abuse on the health system
The submission closing date is Friday 1 March 2013.

For more information go to http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/

The Illawarra Forum will be holding an afternoon tea and discussion session for those interested in this issue and would like to contribute to a response to this inquiry, 21st February 2013, 2pm – 4pm. For more details tel 4256 4333.

How the Housing System Works

A Shelter NSW free community education workshop on Housing Policy Issues
Wednesday 27 February, 2013 10.00am – 4.00 pm
Bomaderry Bowling Club, 154 Meroo Road, Bomaderry
Are you a community sector worker working outside the housing industry, but assist clients who have a need for affordable, accessible and appropriate housing? This workshop aims to build an understanding of how the Australian housing system works and the drivers behind the formation of key housing policies.
Register by 22nd February 2013, Donna Brotherson  donna@illawarraforum.org.au or 4256 4366.

Overcoming Depression

An 11 week course using cognitive behavioural therapy for women
• Overcome depression and anxiety
• Challenge negative thinking
• Gain control over emotions
The Housing Trust, Thursday February 28, 2013 10:00am to 12:30pm

Bookings essential RSVP by 22nd February tel 4229 8523.

Return to Work Co-ordination

The Return to Work (RTW) Coordinator training course is held over 2 days and will provide your Return to Work Coordinator with the skills they need to perform their role effectively. This is a WorkCover NSW course designed to train a person as a Return to Work Coordinator according to the requirements of the NSW.

14th and 15th March 2013  8:45 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $225.00 members, $300.00 non-members
Your booking URL links are: http://www.trybooking.com/CGPL and http://www.trybooking.com/39609

Change Management

This workshop with Judi Apte will cover:

  • Analysing continuous improvement strategies for their workplace
  • Managing the change process
  • Consulting and collaborating techniques
  • Working with barriers and resistance to change

17th April 2013 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Members $110.00, Non-members $150.00
Your booking URL links are: http://www.trybooking.com/CIFA and http://www.trybooking.com/40690

Illawarra Forum Training Rooms, 106 Industrial Road, Oak Flats NSW 2529 For more information, please contact 4256 4333 or Monique@illawarraforum.org.au

ACNC Consultation

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the independent national regulator of charities. ACNC is seeking feedback on their approach to regulation:

  • How they communicate their approach
  • Ideas on how they can use their enforcement powers
  • General ideas for improvement

More information including the Statement for Consultation can be downloaded at http://www.acnc.gov.au You can also make an online submission https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACNCregulatoryapproach

The closing date is 1 March 2013.

The Illawarra Forum will be having an afternoon tea and discussion session on the 7th of February 2013, 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Come along and share your ideas, listen to other’s ideas of the ACNC, and contribute to the Illawarra Forum’s feedback to the ACNC. For more details tel 4256 4333.

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry: Strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people

The inquiry by the Legislation Council will inquire into and report on strategies to reduce alcohol abuse among young people in NSW. The terms of reference include:

  • the effect of alcohol advertisements and promotions on young people, including consideration of the need to further restrict alcohol advertising and promotion
  • the effectiveness of alcohol harm minimisation strategies targeted at young people
  • measures to minimise the impact of alcohol in the workplace
  • the effectiveness of measures to reduce drink driving
  • measures to reduce alcohol related violence, including in and around licensed venues
  • measures to address the impact of alcohol abuse on the health system

The submission closing date is Friday 1 March 2013.

For more information go to http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/

The Illawarra Forum will be holding an afternoon tea and discussion session for those interested in this issue and would like to contribute to a response to this inquiry, 21st February 2013, 2pm – 4pm. For more details tel 4256 4333.

How the Housing System Works

A Shelter NSW free community education workshop on Housing Policy Issues
Wednesday 27 February, 2013 10.00am – 4.00 pm
Bomaderry Bowling Club, 154 Meroo Road, Bomaderry
Are you a community sector worker working outside the housing industry, but assist clients who have a need for affordable, accessible and appropriate housing? This workshop aims to build an understanding of how the Australian housing system works and the drivers behind the formation of key housing policies.
Register by 22nd February 2013, Donna Brotherson  donna@illawarraforum.org.au or 4256 4366.

Overcoming Depression

An 11 week course using cognitive behavioural therapy for women

  • Overcome depression and anxiety
  • Challenge negative thinking
  • Gain control over emotions

The Housing Trust, Thursday February 28, 2013 10:00am to 12:30pm

Bookings essential RSVP by 22nd February tel 4229 8523.

WEA Illawarra Special Deals February 2013

Certificate IV in Project Management including MS Project

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Upgrade TAA – TAE
https://enrol.weaillawarra.com/modules/find?value=specials

Phase II of the National SACS Education and Information Workshops

National Disability Services (NDS), Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and Jobs Australia are pleased to announce the roll-out of Phase II of the National SACS Education and Information Program (SACS EIP) Workshops across Australia. The workshops will update participants on ongoing changes to the industrial landscape within the disability and community sectors. See more information at http://www.ncoss.org.au/content/view/3772/111/
The workshops are open to all disability and community service providers.

The Wollongong workshop is Tuesday 30 April 2013.
Contact National Disability Services tel 02 9256 3164 dion.beverakis@nds.org.au

Confirm your charity details with the ACNC

If your charity has been transferred from the ATO to the ACNC, you will receive a letter from the ACNC shortly asking you to confirm your charity details. To check if your charity has been transferred, search the ACNC Register at http://www.acnc.gov.au. If you have not received a letter from the ACNC by the end of March 2013 and believe you should be registered, telephone 13 ACNC (13 22 62).

Law and Justice Foundation of NSW Grants

The Foundation’s General Grants program aims to improve access to justice, particularly for economically and socially disadvantaged people, by supporting selected projects to improve access and decrease barriers to justice, or through research, to identify needs or ways to improve access to justice. The current focus of the grants program is on projects from which lessons will be learned that contribute to identifying effective reforms, initiatives and programs to address legal need. General grants are awarded for projects with budgets of between $5,000 and $50,000 (excluding GST). Applications close 5pm, Sunday 31 March 2013. See more information at http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/grants

ASCIA Anaphylaxis E-training First Aid

ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) has been developed by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) in response to the recognised need for ready access to reliable and consistent anaphylaxis education throughout Australia and New Zealand. ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for first aid (community) has been designed to be undertaken by the broader community such as parents, friends, carers, patients, workplace or student colleagues and club members.  The course is available free of charge at http://anaphylaxis.ascia.org.au

Inquiry into Racial Vilification Law in NSW

The NSW Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice is conducting an inquiry into racial vilification law in NSW. The Committee has been asked to examine, in particular, the effectiveness of section 20D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, which creates the offence of serious racial vilification. The closing date for submissions is Friday 8 March 2013.
See more information at http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lawandjustice

ICAC recommends shift in how Government Funds NGOs

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) recommends a deep shift in the way non-government organisations (NGOs) delivering human services are funded by government in NSW. See ICAC’s position paper at http://www.icac.nsw.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/article/4241

The IFI policy submission to ICAC has 14 recommendations, see http://www.illawarraforum.org.au under ‘Community Services’, ‘Policies and submissions’.

Research Young People, Mental Illness, Housing

Research: The role of informal community resources in supporting independent housing for young people recovering from mental illness: a guide for housing policy-makers and practitioners
This project analysed housing policy interventions that help young people in recovery from mental illness. In particular it examined the way independent housing assists them access informal resources (e.g. family, peer and social networks such as sporting, church, cultural and community groups) at a local community level, and how this might promote other outcomes such as social inclusion, employment, and better health.

Download this report from AHURI Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute http://www.ahuri.edu.au/publications/projects/p50682

Calling all young Multicultural Athletes

AFL NSW/ACT are calling for nominations from young talented multicultural athletes to participate in the Under 17’s NSW Multicultural Athletic Trials.

The AFL define Multicultural as one or two parents born overseas; or player born overseas

Players need to be aged between 12 to 17 years of age and do not need to have AFL experience.

The athletic trials will be held on Tuesday 19th Feb,

Wednesday 20th Feb and

Thursday 21st Feb 2013

The trials start @ 4.00pm and finish @ 7.00pm.

The trials will be held at 3 different locations across Sydney. Please refer to the flyer attached for more details and for a venue closest to your home/school.

There is no cost to participate.

If transport is required to attend the trials, please contact the Multicultural Programs Manager.

Registration is compulsory.  To register, clicking here or download the form attached and fax the completed form to Nickie Flambouras on 02 9360 2255.

The 20-40 most talented players from the Athletic Trials will be nominated to attend the NSW Multicultural TALENT CAMP held on 17/18 April 2013. Please make sure the players that register to attend are also available on 17/18 April

Details information is available on the flyer and registrations form.

If you have any questions, please contact Nickie Flambouras, Multicultural Program Managers on 02 8333 8024 or via email on nickie.flambouras@aflnswact.com.au

Multicultural Athletic Trial Flyer Multicultural Athletic Trial Form

IFLPN Invitation: AVERT Cross Displinary Domestic Violence Training

The Illawarra Family Law Pathways Network and the Institute of Specialist Dispute Resolution (ISDR) have partnered to offer a one day training course for local family law service providers on family violence, based on the latest research and best practice principles.

Details of event as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Time: 9am-5pm
Venue: Wollongong Golf Club

Cost: $58.50 (price includes course material, Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea provided)

This activity may attract professional development points.

Registration is essential. Places are limited to the first forty (40) registrants.

Please see attached flyer and registration form for further details.

AVERT Flyer Event Registration Form

S&K Interagency Alert – 22 Nov 2012

KidzCare School Holiday program and booking forms for January 2013!!

Places are limited for excursion days and 30 for club based activities, and with the rebate now available I would encourage anyone interested to get in quick!

JAN 2013 KidzCare Summary

KidzCare Booking Form – Vacation Care

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Promotion for White Ribbon Day – Bunnings BBQ’s

Tell your mates………

…workmates, tradies, brothers, fathers partners, sons…

Come on down to Bunning’s this Friday 23rd Nov  (Shellharbour or Wollongong) and buy asausage sandwich – 8.30-4pm

We’re raising awareness about   White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day – White Ribbon is a male-led campaign that seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate violence against women. White Ribbon believes that most men are good and that good men abhor such violence.

Why is the work of White Ribbon important?

  • 1 woman is killed every week by a current or former partner.
  • 1 in 3 women over the age of 15 report physical or sexual violence at some time in their lives.
  • Domestic and family violence is the major cause of homelessness for women and their children, and a recognised form of child abuse.
  • In 2009 it was estimated that violence against women and their children cost the Australian economy $13.6 billion annually.
  • White Ribbon works to stop this insidious violence.

It is up to men to speak up and step in when they witness violence against women, and it is up to men to condemn the indefensible actions of the few and assert the will of the many.

But above all, White Ribbon must engage men because the victims are not merely statistics in a report; they are their wives, sisters, mothers, daughters and friends.

The Illawarra Committee Against Domestic Violence

There will also be an event held in Crown Street Mall on Saturday 24th November 12pm to 1.30pm – come and sign the oath! See flyer below attached.

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List of key CALD and community contacts in the LGA

The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is conducting a state-wide portable pool safety campaign “Kids Can Drown Without a Sound” targeting English and non-English speaking community groups. The campaign was developed after experts were concerned with the number of children experiencing drowning and near drowning incidents in portable swimming pools.

A poster, brochure and pool safety checklist will be available in 16 community languages on the Kids Health website. Printed copies of the posters and brochures in English, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese will be available free of charge from Kids Health. Paid media in these languages have also been organised on radio and in print.

Kids Health are launching this campaign around the second week of December and are building a database of key English and CALD contacts who may be interested in this campaign and the resources that will be available.

Would you happen to have contact details, particularly email addresses for organisations and services in your local area that deal with CALD communities so we can inform them of the campaign and resources that will be available? Community organisation details will also be useful for people who speak English.

Erin Simmonds

Health Promotion Officer | Kids Health
Erin.Simmonds@health.nsw.gov.au

 

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

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CF Information Session