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G20 Cultural Celebrations: Brisbane On Parade

You are invited to join Brisbane on Parade – a vibrant and dynamic event that celebrates our diverse cultures. This carnival-style parade will feature many community groups showing off their colourful costumes and exciting performances.

When: Saturday 1 November, 4:00pm onwards

Where: Brisbane Riverstage to South Bank Parklands.

FIND OUT MORE: For more information and to register your interest click here

Embracing cultural diversity in kindergarten - free training

The EMBRACE Culture in Kindy program aims to increase kindergarten participation for children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds. The program works with community-based organisations in 14 priority locations across Queensland to provide support to both kindergartens and local communities. The program is an initiative of QCOSS, funded by the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Getting the data we need and using our data well - some lessons from the Maori mob

How can non-profits, non-government, government sector agencies position themselves as viable investment ready, cost-effective entities? What happens when they do?

Peter Mataira has worked with communities across the Pacific and North America growing capacity to develop evidence-based data to help organisations become sustainable businesses. In an interactive session, Peter will describe a culturally relevant approach that values the communities’ world view while providing strong evidence of social impact to convince funders and investors of their social and economic benefits.

Migration to Australia: a quick guide to the statistics

Australia is considered to be one of the world’s major ‘immigration nations‘ (together with New Zealand, Canada and the United States of America (USA). Since 1945, when the first federal immigration portfolio was created, over 7.5 million people have settled here and Australia’s overseas-born resident population—estimated to be 27.7 per cent of the population in June 2013—is considered high compared to most other OECD countries.

Joining the Conversation: ethnic communities media toolkit

Joining the Conversation is a toolkit for ethnic communities to engage with the media and become positive spokespeople for their communities.

This capacity-building project was established to help Queensland’s diverse communities learn about how to promote correct and positive stories in the media. It was also to help address ongoing negative stereotypes about refugees and migrants in Queensland, and promote an understanding of cultural diversity and its benefits to the wider community.

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