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An Introductory Resource Manual: Islam and Living in Australia

On Tuesday 29th October 2019, the Board of Imams Victoria, supported by the Australian Multicultural Foundation launched a a resource titled “An Introductory Resource Manual: Islam and Living in Australia”. The resource provides endorsed responses and talking points for religious leaders to specific topics which can often be misrepresented or misinterpreted.

AMF Round Table Forum

On Friday 9th August 2019, the Australian Multicultural Foundation held a forum with a small, selected group of partner organizations and practitioners the AMF has enjoyed a working relationship with over the past 30 years. The event was to share ideas and views on issues that are currently facing Multicultural Australia and respective organizations, and to develop a collective vision for the future.

Managing Cultural Diversity Training Program

Managing Cultural Diversity Training (MCD Training) aims to enable small and medium enterprises to better understand cultural diversity and how to manage it effectively to improve workplace relationships, teamwork, productivity, market knowledge, community relationships, customer service and competitiveness.

Countering Violent Extremism in Australia and Abroad

A Framework for Characterising CVE Programs in Australia, the United States, and Europe

Mapping Social Cohesion: The Scanlon Foundation Surveys 2018

Now in its 11th year, the 2018 Scanlon Foundation national survey on social cohesion, immigration and population issues has been released. Click here to access the full report.

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates of the Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentoring Program!

Now in its second consecutive year of delivery in partnership between the Australian Multicultural Foundation and the Islamic Council of Victoria, we'd like to extend a warm congratulations to the outstanding graduates of the 2019 Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentorship program.

CyberParent on App Store and Google Play!

CyberParent has been launched on the App Store and Google Play for download today! CyberParent is an interactive learning tool that encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes. It is free and available in 17 different languages, covering topics such as cyberbullying, social media, grooming and online recruitment. Click here to access CyberParent.

Contemporary Islam in Australia - Professional Development Session

The Islamic Museum of Australia will be running a free professional development seminar on the topic of Contemporary Islam in Australia inspired by their new exhibition theme, Ways To Be Muslim. The free seminar will run from 5:30pm - 8:30pm on Wednesday 9th May and is open to teachers, service providers, and anyone working with Muslim communities.

South East Asian Network of Civil Society Orgnisations Meeting

The Australian Multicultural Foundation attended a meeting with civil society organisations from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines for a day of developing a forward plan to build community resilience and establish connections.

Young Women's Empowerment Weekend

Addressing issues like mental health and community wellbeing, the impact of domestic violence, and how to foster greater participation and inclusion of women, eleven inspiring young women from Somali backgrounds came together for a weekend of workshops, networking and innovation.

CyberParent Web App

The Australian Multicultural Foundation has launched an app called CyberParent which encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes. It is free and available in 17 different languages, covering topics such as cyberbullying, social media, grooming and online recruitment. Click here to access CyberParent.

CyberParent Guideline

The Australian Multicultural Foundation has developed a guide to help new users download and navigate CyberParent. The document also provides trainers and facilitators with a plan, tools and some tips on running a training session about CyberParent. Available in 7 languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Somali, Turkish and Urdu

Congratulations to the graduates of the Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentoring Program

In partnership with Islamic Council of Victoria, the Australian Multicultural Foundation delivered the Australian Muslim Leadership and Peer Mentorship training program designed to challenge 16 young people to further their skills in advocating on issues important to their community. After completing program components from March - October this year, the young leaders attended a graduation ceremony on 13th November to celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to all!

Sunshine Photo Project

To celebrate the launch of SBS’s new drama series, Sunshine, SBS partnered with the Centre for Contemporary Photography and Brimbank City Council to give eight aspiring photographers a chance to tell the story of their community through images.

Champions of Innovation | Domestic Violence Communique Launch

On 17 August 2017, ten of the twenty-three young participants from the 2016 Australian Youth Leadership Program: Champions of Innovation were selected to travel to Canberra and present a Communique on Domestic Violence at Parliament House. The Communique outlines four distinct areas to be addressed to empower young people from CALD backgrounds to deal with issues relating to domestic violence.

Youth Off The Streets Leadership Program

On the 22nd of July the Australian Multicultural Foundation hosted the Youth Off The Streets Leadership Program with the New South Wales Government for a day of workshops, training and presentations to address key issues for young people in the community and foster leadership skills.

Stocktake Research Report: Victoria University & Australian Multicultural Foundation

A Systematic Literature and Selected Program Review on Social Cohesion, Community Resilience and Violent Extremism 2011-2015. The full report is now available to view here.

Australian Government's Multicultural Statement

Multicultural Australia – united, strong, successful is the Government’s public statement recommitting to multicultural Australia; setting both priorities and strategic directions for the coming years. The Australian Government's Multicultural Statement document is now available.

Australian Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentorship Program

Australian Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentorship Program jointly hosted by the Australian Multicultural Foundation and the Islamic Council of Victoria.

Oromo Community - Youth Leadership Program

The Oromo Community Youth Leadership Program was a two-day leadership program for members of the Oromo community in Victoria, hosted by the Australian Multicultural Foundation and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. It took place at the Grange Macedon Ranges conference centre from 22-24 July. The aim of the program was to help participants build leadership skills to address specific issues affecting or arising in the Oromo community. To such ends, a series of workshops were hosted by Dr Hass Dellal, Lynn Cain, Simon Nette, Mishma Kumar, Dr Tania Miletic, as well as youth leaders.

Australian Youth Leadership Program: Champions of Innovation

The Australian Youth Leadership Program: Champions for Innovation forum took place from 23-25 May 2016 at Old Parliament House in Canberra. It was jointly hosted by the Australian Multicultural Foundation and the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD), and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. It followed on from the Youth Leadership Program in November 2015, and brought together 23 young leaders to engage in a series of presentations and workshops aimed at building leadership capacity to champion policy innovation in an area of common concern.

#todayimet Project

#todayimet brought together 20 students from 5 Melbourne schools. The project breaks down barriers of discrimination and promotes shared understanding through photography and storytelling.

Youth Leadership Program

From 9-11 November, ten youth leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds participated in a two day Youth Leadership Program, run by the Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with the Museum of Australian Democracy and supported by the Scanlon Foundation. The program was held at the Museum at Old Parliament House in Canberra.