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

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. 

Downloadable Resources 

Speech delivered in 2019 by Refugee Council of Australia CEO Paul Power anOm 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. 

Our Stories

we asked 5 inspirational people to talk about what they imagine a welcoming community for refugees is…

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Some ideas so you can contribute towards a welcoming community

Listen to Our Stories

Stories are powerful and have the ability for us to develop greater understanding, empathy and compassion for each other.

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Be a Volunteer or Mentor

Local Charities, religious organisations, community organisations provide valuable support and services to vulnerable groups in the community and rely on the support of volunteers.

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Support Refugees in Employment and Business

Giving people the support they need to integrate and become productive members of our society in turn strengthens and enriches the welcoming community, both socially and economically.

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Join that committee

Joining a local group or network is one way on of getting involved with community life.

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Learn and support organisations who assist refugees and people seeking asylum

Supporting organisations that assist refugees and migrants

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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.

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