Become a Community Champion
A Community Champion is an individual, school, church group or team who are passionate about creating change and making the world a better place – below are some useful resources which provide guides in way to create a welcoming community in your town or city, for refugees, migrants and people seeking asylum.
Fairfield City Settlement Action Plan
The Fairfield City Settlement Action Plan was response to the large influx of refugees and humanitarian entrants settling in Fairfield City between January 2016 and June 2018. The Plan was a proactive response by local agencies to explore how they could enhance service delivery, coordination and collaboration to contribute to better settlement outcomes for those arriving as refugees or vulnerable migrants into Fairfield City. The Action Plan and Progress Report provides a valuable resource for other community organisations, Council and State Government Department who would like to adopt a similar model in their city.
Welcoming Cities supports local governments to advance communities where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life. Local governments are supported by given access to evidence-based research, resources, policies and case studies. Welcoming Communities also recognises local governments that demonstrate leading practice and innovation in welcoming efforts.
Speech delivered in 2019 by Refugee Council of Australia CEO Paul Power and Om Dhungel, Working Group Member, Refugee Communities Advocacy Network. The speech highlighted the importance of people with lived experience of being a refugee, playing an active role in advocacy and public discussion of refugee issues.
Some ideas so you can contribute towards a welcoming community