Bringing multicultural young people and their families back into sport

Multicultural Youth and SportThe Centre for Multicultural Youth recognises sport as an effective tool for engaging newly-arrived young people, and facilitate programs to increase their access and ongoing participation in sport and recreation opportunities in the local community – promoting social cohesion and championing diversity and inclusion in sport. What will support a return to sport after COVID-19 for multicultural young people and their families and communities? Join an online seminar on 8 December 2020 and learn more.

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Seasonal Work in Agriculture: In Language Explainers

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Agriculture Victoria and Victorian Multicultural Commission are inviting you to a meeting about seasonal harvest jobs. The sessions will be given in language with interpreters for Vietnamese, Punjabi, Kareni, Mandarin, Zo and South Sudanese language groups. There is also a warning about Scam targetting young people and the Chinese community.

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Understanding your Community: An age-friendly checklist

Age Friendly North East VictoriaSupporting communities to become age friendly is one of the most effective strategies to create thriving places in which everyone can live, learn, work, play and age to the best of their abilities. ‘Understanding your Community: An age-friendly checklist’ is based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities and incorporates steps to Engage and Understand, Plan, Act and Measure – so that communities can come together to see themselves from the perspectives of older people. A launch of this checklist will take place on Friday, 4 December – online – at 10:00am

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Victorian Afghan Community Youth Forum

 Victorian Afghan Community Youth Forum

Victorian Youth Week will go digital for a special, month-long event in 2020.

After being postponed earlier this year due to coronavirus (COVID-19), Victorian Youth Week 2020 has a new date and a new format. A special month-long Victorian Youth Week will be held from 15 November to 15 December 2020, with all events to take place online and in line with coronavirus restrictions at the time of the activity.

This approach responds to feedback from young people and the youth sector about the importance of providing safe spaces for young people to build social connections and have fun to support their health and wellbeing.

Victorian Afghan Associations Network Inc will hold Youth Forum گفتمان جوانان on Monday 30 November at 7pm!

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Implementing the Victorian African Communities Action Plan

Victorian African Communities Action Plan

Although interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Victoria’s African Communities have put effort and are rolling out the Victorian African Communities Action Plan across six focus areas and 250 activities. A Progress Update is given for the Action Plan.

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Visa Holders working in the Agriculture Sector

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard for Australian farmers to find the workers they need to harvest valuable food crops.Temporary visa holders can help fill some of these shortages to ensure harvest work continues and agriculture can continue to play its important role in securing Australia’s prosperity.

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Ethnic minorities in Melbourne felt targeted by Victorian government referencing ‘large families’

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The ‘second wave’ in Victoria has subsided but some of the state’s ethnic communities have felt hurt by the government’s use of language around large families. Victoria has not recorded a positive case of COVID-19 in over three weeks.

And as the state rejoices over the success in containing the spread of the ‘second wave’, some members of Victoria’s multicultural communities are still feeling hurt by the Victorian government’s references surrounding big families making the state’s ‘second wave’ more difficult to contain.

The Feed spoke to members of Melbourne’s ethnic communities who say whenever ‘large families’ have been mentioned during the pandemic they believe it’s been code for ‘ethnic families’.

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