Multicultural Communities

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 Refugee Welcome Zone

 As a Refugee Welcome Zone, Council has made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.

https://www.refugeecouncil.org.au/refugee-welcome-zones/

 Multicultural Communities

Sutherland Shire Council strives for a connected and safe community that respects people and nature and enjoys active lives in a strong local economy.

We are a diverse community of residents from a variety of cultures. 

Information about Translation and Interpreter services

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Multicultural services in the Shire

Gymea Community Aid & Information Centre

Gymea Community Aid & Information Centre provides settlement assistance and support for newly arrived residents, migrants and refugees and multicultural aged care services. Ph: 9524 9559

Other services

Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service
The Diversity Health Coordinator provides assistance with translators, menus and culturally specific requirements in hospital.
Ph: 9522 1000

Transcultural Mental Health Centre 
Promotes access to mental health services for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Ph: 9912 3851.

Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc. 
Focused on people with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse / non English Speaking backgrounds.
Ph: 9891 6400

Harmony Day

Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Council supports community organisations in Harmony Week events. In 2021 to celebrate Harmony Week, Council invites you to enter a Competition aiming to 'Spotlight' local Multicultural Businesses.

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  Schools Refugee Forum: Awareness Advocacy Action

 

The Schools Refugee Forum: Awareness Advocacy Action   provides an opportunity to build young people's awareness of the issues facing refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. It gives them a chance to take action in creating more welcoming communities through table-talk discussion, listening to inspiring guest speakers, and creative ideas. 

If you would like your school to be involved pleas contact James Jackson on 9710 0381 or email at jjackson@ssc.nsw.gov.au 

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