Entries by Cathy Harper

Colac program shortlisted for an award!

A program based in Colac has been shortlisted for an award for their out-of-school-hours learning support program for the Centre for Multicultural Youth My Education Awards! The MY Education Awards recognise excellence and showcase the outstanding contributions made by students, volunteers, schools and Out-of-School-Hours Learning Support Programs to the success of the learning of primary […]

Reconnect Program 3 update

Diversitat’s Reconnect Program has been working with early school leavers in Geelong and Colac for nearly three years. The Reconnect Program provides support to early school leavers (aged 17-64) to enrol and complete the accredited training which they are interested in, while addressing any learning and non-learning needs. It’s a Volunteer Program and the five […]

Local Matters

We’ve been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Pakington St this September! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300 / $100 / $100. HOW YOU CAN HELP? We’d love […]

Festival of Sport

GMHBA Stadium will throw its doors open to the community on Sunday 6 October as the FREE Festival of Sport returns to Kardinia Park, and some of our cultural communities will be there!   A national SPL skate competition, an all-new Kids Triathlon and Medieval Jousting displays will headline over 60 ‘come and try’ experiences […]

September Meal invite

Join us on September 13 for the Diversitat Aged Support monthly Friday Meals Program, where we celebrate culture & cuisine from around the world! This month we are celebrating all things Croatian! For only $10 you will receive a main, dessert and friendly company. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 5222 7275 by 12 September.

WorkSafe Community Consultation to better support CALD employees

The WorkSafe Innovation team recently approached Diversitat to co-design a potential service that better supports employees from a CALD background to make a claim if they have been injured at work. Diversitat Bicultural/CALD Aged Support Workers attended the session, providing valuable feedback about their personal experiences with WorkSafe, employment, and access to support services. The […]

Diversitat Futsal outcomes

The Diversitat Futsal Academy was a program to support young Middle Eastern youth to deal with racism, prejudice and decrease their attraction to anti-social behaviours. This includes mitigating any potential attraction to extremist narratives.  DFA played an important role in building youth leadership, well being and connectedness with their community using sport as a vehicle […]

A taste of Morocco at Diversitat Aged Support

On Friday 9th August the Diversitat Friday Meals Programm showcased flavours of Morocco with a traditional spiced Moroccon soup, a buttermilk and almond basbousa, and a Moroccan mint tea. Approximetly fifty people from the Geelong community including students from Sacred Heart and people from MACS attended the lunch, letting the winter chill melt away with […]

Donate life

Currently, 1,400 Australians are waitlisted for a life-saving organ transplant. While the majority of Australians (69%) are willing to become organ and tissue donors, only one in three Australians have joined the Australian Organ Donor Register. The Federation of Ethnic Communities Council Australia (FECCA) hopes this project will help to address information gaps, myths and […]

Multicultural Connect Jobs Fair

Save the Date! Multicultural Connect Jobs Fair will be held at the Northern Community Hub between 2pm and 7pm Friday 4th October. The event is designed to provide an opportunity, free of charge, for employers to connect with job seekers from multicultural communities keen to create a positive future in Geelong.  Those seeking work have […]