'Death, Dying, Grieving and Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness – A Cultural Perspective' Conference
The Australian Multicultural Foundation, funded by the Organ and Tissue Authority through the Community Awareness Grants Program, hosted a one day national conference and a half day forum entitled: ‘Death, Dying, Grieving and Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness – A Cultural Perspective’. The conference and forum were held on 19 – 20 June 2014 in Melbourne.
The Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul hosted the 7th Diversity Matters Forum on 11-14 May, 2014. The theme of the Forum was: Preserving Culture and Heritage Through Generations.
Volunteering Australia will be hosting the 23rd IAVE World Volunteer Conference at the Gold Coast from 15 – 20 September 2014.
The AMF is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chairperson and its newest Board Member.
The Mapping Social Cohesion 2013: Scanlon Foundation Surveys Local Areas Report and Recent Arrivals Report have recently been published to further understanding about the current immigration program and the impact of cultural diversity.
The Regional Interfaith Network website brings news and events of interfaith activities in the principal action areas of the Regional Interfaith Dialogue.
The young Australian Muslim participants who took part in the two day workshop in Sydney in December 2013
This report presents the findings of the sixth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion Survey conducted in 2013 prepared by Monash University and supported by the Australian Multicultural Foundation
'DonateLife… the greatest gift' is a community education campaign for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities that aims to increase family discussion about organ and tissue donation wishes. It’s an important conversation to have. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people and, on average, 1,600 Australians are on transplant waiting lists at any one time.
Cultural diversity and inclusion in the workforce enhances many different aspects of business. A Taste of Harmony celebrates cultural diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues from different cultural backgrounds to share food and stories.
The Baklava Bake Off is an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation in partnership with communities under the Unity through Partnerships Grant Program, funded by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship.
Sir James Gobbo honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Australian Migration and Settlement Awards
Sir James Gobbo was honoured for his services to migration and settlement with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Australian Migration and Settlement Awards. The Awards took place on Monday 18th March 2013 and were hosted by the Migration Council Australia. Sir James was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Hon Tony Abbott MP, and in the presence of the Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP.
CultureMate is an innovative, information rich, online portal providing a mixture of generic and industry specific information and development opportunities to increase users' cross cultural competence.
The Religious Leaders and Civics Media Training has been delivered by the Australian Multicultural Foundation for Imams across Australia to further build their skills, confidence and networks in relation to working with media and understanding Australian governance.
The Building Bridges Project, funded by the Department of Social Services under the Diversity and Social Cohesion Programme, aims to engage young Australians from around Australia to participate in addressing some of the community harmony challenges.
The Australian Muslim Youth Leadership and Peer Mentorship Program, an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, was funded by the Australian Government acting through the Attorney-General’s Department.
During the past three years, much was learnt by the service providers who delivered the projects and by the Scanlon Foundation. The projects have produced useful resources based on these learnings, which we are now sharing in the belief that the information might help.
Leadership Australia - A New Generation was designed to develop a group of confident and well connected young Australian Muslims to present / represent the views of young Australian Muslims to the wider community through participating in activities such as volunteerism and provide a unique resource for other young Muslims who seek mentorship and leadership within the community.
Memory loss: Disrupting daily life. A national dementia campaign & A National Radio Dementia Awareness Program – in Community Languages
This photographic exhibition stemmed from the Bridging the Gap project, an initiative of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, and is proudly supported by the Australian Government's National Action Plan funding program.