Harmony Day Bake Off 2018

On 21st March members of the Western Sydney Community eagerly arrived at our Liverpool office, ready to enter their specialty dish into first ever Bake Off. The contestants came from all over the world, bringing Samoan, Iraqi, East Timorese, Polish, Aboriginal, Sudanese, Syrian, Italian, Maltese, Vietnamese and Fijian (to name a few) flavours to the judges’ table.

Syrian-Conflict Refugees

The conflict in Syria, and the refugee outflows it created around the world, has dominated Australian news headlines over many years. What is less well-known is how Syrian conflict refugees have settled into the countries that have received them, and especially their journey towards building a new life. Three major Australian universities (UTS, WSU, USyd) […]

Acting U.S. Ambassador James Carouso Visits Western Sydney MRC

His Excellency toured our Liverpool office and joined us for afternoon tea, using the opportunity to meet with different community groups and their leaders. The afternoon was a great success with many members of the community utilising the space to have their voices heard. We were very pleased to present His Excellency with a tour of our office, allowing him to gain more insight into our programs and services and familiarise himself with the work that we do with migrants and refugees.

Men’s Wellbeing Group – Poetry Group

Western Sydney MRC, through the Liverpool Refugee and Migrant Interagency Health and Wellbeing Subcommittee, launched a weekly men’s group, during which men who speak Arabic were invited to come together to learn more about mental wellbeing. The men attended a seven-part series of poetry workshops, exploring concepts of mental wellbeing, through the Five Ways to Wellbeing approach.

End of Year Youth Celebration

On Tuesday 19th December, we held our first annual End of Year Youth Celebration. Though it was an extremely hot day, we had so much fun celebrating our youth and all that makes them so special.  

Community Visitors Scheme Volunteers

Recently, we held an end-of-year celebration for our Volunteers who have devoted so much time to this worthy cause. With all volunteers taking home a certificate of appreciation, five volunteers received certificates honoring their service over the last five years. Last year, one of our wonderful volunteers, Rosalia, reached the ten-year mark!

Coffee With A Cop – Refugee Week

Coffee with a Cop is a project aimed at increasing positive interactions between residents and police officers. This event is held all over the world including Australia and has been successful in breaking down barriers between the overage community and the police officers.  

Ray Williams MP visits Western Sydney MRC

Throughout his time at our Liverpool Head Office, the Hon. Ray Williams was able to closely interact with members of various communities who were pleased to have been given an opportunity to have a voice with the Minister. This was a great opportunity for the starting of conversations, furthering connections and strengthening ties with community members and leaders.

Advancing Community Cohesion Conference 2017

The Advancing Community Cohesion Conference is an annual event that works to address the challenges relating to social cohesion in diverse communities whilst exploring methods through which they can be effectively addressed. This has seen a coming together of over 250 thought leaders, influencers, decision-makers and practitioners from all over the world for two years in a row. The event facilitates discussions relating to diverse communities, including: migrants, CALD communities, ethnic and religious minorities, the indigenous community, people living with a disability, and the LGBTIQ community. 

White Ribbon Campsie Lakemba March 2017

On Friday 24th November 2017, the staff at Western Sydney MRC marched with the local community at the White Ribbon Campsie Lakemba March 2017 to raise awareness about violence against women.    The White Ribbon March is an annual event that sees hundreds of people come together to stand up and speak out against domestic violence. The […]