Metro Assist's Board and staff acknowledge the significance of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and wholeheartedly support the establishment of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament, as well as the inclusion of the proposed wording for this initiative in Australia's constitution.
September was an eventful month for Metro Assist. Here are some of the highlights from this month.
Join us in celebrating Refugee Week, 18th-24th June 2023. Every year, this week raises awareness of the many issues refugees face and shines a light on their stories and valuable contributions refugees make in our community.
Metro Assist stands in solidarity with First Nations peoples’ calls for equity, including further truth-telling and treaty making, and remains committed to contributing to a more just Australia.
Last Saturday, Metro Assist partnered with Burwood Council to celebrate and showcase Burwood's colourful and vibrant multicultural community. The day was packed with food, music, dancing and performances from local residents of all cultural backgrounds.
Yesterday, Metro Assist Settlement Services collaborated with City of Canterbury Bankstown to hold an International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination event, discussing the urgency of combatting racism and racial discrimination.
This week is Harmony Week! Harmony Week celebrates Australian multiculturalism and champions inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.
Last week, our Settlement Services team celebrated International Women's Day at Bankstown Sports Club with a diverse range guest speakers, cultural performances, community organisations and activities including make-up & nails, henna and kids’ activities.
Today is International Women's Day. The theme this year is "Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future".
The Board of Metro Assist is delighted to announce that Nina Shahi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Metro Assist Limited.
Last week, Metro Assist Settlement Services met with 19 community leaders from 16 different communities for the second Community Capacity Building Workshop, aiming to address and advocate for small and emerging communities' issues, needs, and concerns.
Metro Assist welcomes the federal government’s announcement earlier this week of a new pathway to permanency for 19,000 refugees on temporary visas.
This year, Metro Assist gathered with members of the community to celebrate Lunar New Year together and make traditional Chinese dumplings!
In partnership with City of Canterbury Bankstown and as part of the “Free Bus to the Beach” initiative, Metro Assist organised an outing to Cronulla Beach for mothers and children who have experienced Domestic and Family Violence.
Alongside refugees, community leaders and those who work with refugees in the community services sector, we celebrated Refugee Week with events including s Soccer Gala and celebration dinner.
If you've been impacted by recent flooding, you may be eligible for free Financial Counselling. Call (02) 9789 3744 to learn more.
Let's reflect on what we know about the experiences of women and get on with the work that still needs to be done to ensure women can live in safety and fulfil their potential.
Western Sydney MRC, CORE CS, Metro Assist and SSI organised the South-West Sydney COVID-19 Rapid Response targeted Community Leader meeting on July 8, 2021.
Another group of 11 newly arrived refugees have completed their Cert. III in Driving Operations.
Metro Assist together visited and distributed essential packs to residents in boarding houses in Campsie.
Best wishes from all of us at Metro Assist! Please note our office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and relaxing holiday season.
If you are experiencing difficulties with money, we can help. If you have any problems understanding your finances; or feel stressed because of overdue bills then please call us.
Metro Assist has developed a fact sheet and videos on cervical screening for multicultural communities.
Sohel has experienced hardship and challenges since coming to Australia from Bangladesh. Read his story here.
Despite COVID-19, the English conversation lessons for native Chinese speakers are continued online via WeChat.
Meet Aliyah, she is a single mum who has recently migrated from India and left a domestic violence relationship.
Meet Rohin, who has newly arrived in Sydney. With the help of the SkillME program he has found a job despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
SkillME, in partnership with Clavax, is holding an IT Career Advice Workshop for overseas-trained IT Professionals.
Thread Together sources brand new clothing from retailers all over Australia and redistributes to the community though charities, including Dress for Work.
Meet Askar, a Project Engineer originally from Egypt. Aksar gained confidence through the SkillME program which helped him prepare for job interviews.
Anna is a migrant mother of four. Her and her partner lost their jobs recently due to COVID-19 and they are struggling to provide for their family.
Amali and her husband has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how our relief service has helped them in a time of need.
Congratulations to Mariana, with her perseverance, she has finally resumed her career in environmental engineering.
The Inner West Music Fest Bushfire Appeal was on 19th January 2020 at Pratten Park.
Read about our amazing event at Burwood Park!
Hicham Jansis came to Australia with his parents just two years ago from the war torn city of Homs.