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Media Release: Blacktown celebrates Harmony Day 2017

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:54

People of all ages and cultures were invited to celebrate Harmony Day in Blacktown on Tuesday 22 March at Bowman Hall.

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Staples Bag Pop Up Shop comes to SydWest Multicultural Services

The Staples Bag pop up shop visits SydWest's Blacktown head office, giving our local community the chance to save on their grocery items, every fortnight from 7 March, 2017.

This social enterprise initiative of Settlement Services International offers 70% savings off grocery and household items while also providing valuable work experience for job seekers. Keep an eye out for when the Staples Bag will be returning to Blacktown.

Checkout SydWest Activities Calendar for upcoming dates and times at Blacktown.

Join Job Club and get job ready!

SydWest Multicultural Services has launched Job Club, a service for refugees and humanitarian entrants to help them on their journey to employment.

Job Club provides specialised employment and training support to assist new arrivals living in the Blacktown and Penrith LGA’s to help them prepare for the Australian workplace.

Our Employment Officer can assist you with things like resume writing and cover letters, how to prepare for job applications and how to impress at the next job interview. Guest speakers will also be on hand to provide expert tips on a range of topics from education pathways options, Australian workplace cultures and expectations to linking you with prospective employers.

Job Club is held every Tuesday from 10am to 12pm at SydWest’s Blacktown Office. Call us on 9621 6633 and receive tailored assistance and advice to help you become successfully employed.

Every Tuesday
Starting 21 February 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm

Women's Small Business Project

SydWest Multicultural Services has launched the new Women’s Small Business Project in Blacktown.

The project provides business skills training and mentoring for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women to help them establish their own small business.

Media Release: Stories of Making Australia Home

Monday, 28 November 2016 14:23

SydWest Multicultural Services will launch a collection of stories from refugees, humanitarian entrants and migrants who have made Australia their home.
Connecting Cultures, Building Community: Stories of Making Australia Home profiles 11 individuals and families who have recently made the journey to Australia from war-torn countries like Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and others who have fled persecution in Bhutan and Iran.

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Blacktown Community Services Expo - Community Services under the One Roof

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 17:04

More than 90 community services providers will converge on Bowman Hall on Wednesday 12 October for the 2016 Community Services Expo.

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Healthy Brain Ageing in your language

Monday, 12 September 2016 12:21

SydWest Multicultural Services has teamed up with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW to host a series of Healthy Brain Ageing information sessions across Blacktown.

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Media Release: Western Sydney Seniors producing Art from the Heart

Friday, 08 July 2016 12:13

Art Therapy exhibition launch at SydWest Multicultural Services

An innovative Art Therapy exhibition will be unveiled at SydWest Multicultural Services on Tuesday 12 July showcasing some of the heartfelt artworks from seniors within the community.

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Report: Key issues facing refugees and migrants to Australia

Discover the key issues facing migrants who have settled in Greater Western Sydney along with some of the recommendations to address these issues in a new report titled, ‘Assessing the impact of post migration lifestyle changes on migrants settlement trajectories in Greater Western Sydney’. 

Launched by Western Sydney University Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold, the report is a collaboration involving WSU and SydWest Multicultural Services and focuses on post migration lifestyle and life experiences relating to changes in income, employment and social status, family dynamics, language difficulties, available settlement services and cultural integration among seven migrant communities living in Greater Western Sydney.

Headed by Professor Andre Renzaho, Humanitarian and Development Studies, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, the report follows three months of study involving 164 participants including over 100 SydWest clients, and is an important tool for policy makers and those working in the settlement space.

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