PACE Women’s Leadership Program

Multicultural Centre for Women's Health Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health are offering FREE interactive Zoom workshops for migrant and refugee women in Victoria. The PACE (Participate, Advocate, Communicate, Engage) Leadership Program builds on migrant women’s knowledge and experiences to take on leadership roles in their lives, work and community.

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World Day for African and Afro Descendant Culture

World Day for African and Afro Descendant CultureEstablished by UNESCO in 2019 and held every year on 24 January, the World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture aims to celebrate the many vibrant cultures of the African continent and African Diasporas around the world, and promotes them as an effective lever for sustainable development, dialogue and peace.

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Guide to Harvest Trail Work

Guide to Harvest Trail Work MADEC – who provide Harvest Trail Job-Ready sessions – have provided both short sharp information and graphics as a guide to harvest trail work in Shepparton, Cobram, Echuca, Beechworth and Myrtleford regions. A guide to what picking work is available in each season (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring) is also given.

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Culturally appropriate food relief distributed in Shepparton

Ethnic Council
Organising deliveries: (front) City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Kim O’Keeffe and Ethnic Council of Shepparton’s Sam Atukorala with (back, L-R) Aleena Qazikhil, Deng Mading and Abdullah Naveed. Photo by Rodney Braithwaite
Boxes of thoughtfully chosen food items are being distributed to 50 households around Shepparton this week, as COVID-affected communities struggle to stock pantries with the essentials. The donation was supplied by Future Foundation for Kids, a Melbourne-based not-for-profit run by volunteers with Sri Lankan backgrounds.

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Community Leadership Program – Shepparton

Community Leadership Program - Shepparton
Are you interested in strengthening your leadership skills and meeting like-minded people who strive to be leaders within the community? The Community Leadership Program is a free program that provides community with an opportunity to build on their leadership skills and capacity for both personal and professional development as a leader in the community. Applications are now open. Applications close on Sunday 6 February 2022.

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VMC Multicultural Communities Leadership in Action Program

VMC Multicultural Communities Leadership in Action ProgramIn recognition of the vital role played by multicultural and multifaith community leaders during COVID-19, and at all times, the VMC is delighted to announce that today, a new program has opened for applications from current and emerging multicultural and multifaith community leaders. Applications close on January 20th.

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Support for Older Multicultural Victorians

support for older Victorians from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Victorians are being encouraged to make a submission to a new parliamentary inquiry as it considers the needs of older Victorians from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

The Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee is examining the adequacy of services for culturally diverse older communities and the unique challenges they face.

This is an important opportunity for people aged 60 and over, or those who know someone that is, to tell us what helps them to live happily. Your ideas can be made in your first language either in writing, by filling out a survey online or making a recording.

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Children’s vaccinations ready to roll at McIntosh Centre

Vaccination centre for children

The first doses of coronavirus vaccines will be given to children aged five to 11 from Wednesday at a redecorated Goulburn Valley Health vaccination hub at Shepparton’s McIntosh Centre.

Now with animal cut-outs, cartoon wallpaper and hopscotch on the floor, the entry and vaccination pods are looking more child-friendly and welcoming.

A low-sensory room with a dimmable light and more comfortable couch has also been set up for children with ADHD or autism or those who need a quieter space.

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