Votes that Matter: Conversations with the Candidates

Votes that Matter: Conversations with the Candidates

The Women’s Collective – by the Victorian Women’s Trust, the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District and Matters that Count will conduct a community forum – in particular to invigilate the candidates on women’s issues and multicultural communities.

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Citizenship Classes – Study Course

Australian Passport Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District are offering a free course for anyone seeking Australian Citizenship. The course is centred around a study of the questions contained in the test. The course is free and commences on Wednesday, 11 May 2022. This is an English Medium course. Interpreters will be in attendance.

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Health Information Session – Arabic Speakers (Iraqi and Syrian) Community

Wise Well Women Community Health Educator ProgramWise Well Women in collaboration with Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District will present a Community Health Information Session for the Arabic speaking (Iraqi and Syrian) speaking community – at St Paul’s African House on Monday 28 March 2022, from 10:30AM – 12:30PM. Halal snacks will be provided along with activities for children.

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Health Information Session – Afghan (Dari) Community

Wise Well Women Community Health Educator ProgramWise Well Women in collaboration with Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District will present a Community Health Information Session for the Afghan – Dari and Hazaragi speaking community – at St Paul’s African House on Thursday, 31 March 2022, from 11AM – 1:00PM. Halal snacks will be provided along with activities for children.

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Improving access to RATs for Shepparton’s multicultural communities

Improving access to RATs for Shepparton’s multicultural communitiesFree rapid antigen tests and hand sanitiser will be distributed to vulnerable members of Shepparton’s multicultural communities to address barriers to access. About 1500 rapid antigen tests have been provided by the Victorian Health Department through the Goulburn Valley Public Health Unit to local multicultural organisations.

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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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Manager’s Report – Year 2021

Ethnic Council Offices

Chris Hazelman, Manager of the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District Inc., gives one Annual Report for year 2021 on 30 November 2021. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the Ethnic Council’s activities for the year 2021, and response to Covid-19 along with allocation of staff to the Vaccination Centre.

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