Intercultural Young Advocacy Leadership (IYAL) Group

Intercultural Young Advocacy Leadership Group


The Ethnic Community Council of Victoria Intercultural Young Advocacy Leaders (IYAL) program is a pathway for young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds to develop advocacy, governance and leadership experience. ECCV are currently recruiting young leaders for the program. Applications close 19 April 2021.

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Bridging the Migrant Health Gap

Wise Well WomenA female-led community health education program kicked off at St Paul’s Lutheran Church on Thursday 8 April, in a bid to improve health literacy among Shepparton’s diverse communities. Wise Well Women, a joint program convened by Lorna Gillespie and Christine Nunn, will assist 12 refugee and migrant women to provide a bridge between the health system and their respective communities.

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Free English language classes for migrants

Free English language classes for migrants

The Adult Migrant English Program currently provides up to 510 hours of free English tutoring combined with Australian culture and customs lessons.

Students need to register with an adult learning provider within six months of their arrival in Australia.

From 19 April 2021, more migrants will be able to access unlimited hours of free English tuition without timeframe restrictions.

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Indigenous Voice Consultations – Shepparton

Indigenous Voice Consultations - Shepparton

The proposals for an Indigenous Voice would provide a way for Indigenous Australians to provide advice and input on matters that are important to improve their lives.

It could be made up of two parts – Local and Regional Voices and a National Voice.

Indigenous voice consultations will be held in Shepparton at 12:00 and 5pm on Wednesday 7 April at the Department of Rural Health, Graham Street, Shepparton.

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