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Latest updates and community news.

Leadership and Governance Program

May 6, 2021
Applications are now open for OMI's 2021 Leadership and Governance Program.
man wearing a kippah speaks into a microphone

Western Australian Culture and Religion guides now available

Mar 26, 2021
OMI’s Culture and Religion guides offer useful information for service providers, students and anyone interested in finding out more about the diverse cultures and religions that make up multicultural Western Australia.
Two women from the Chinese Mothers' Group experiment with a Chinese abacus

Mothers celebrate Harmony Week

Mar 26, 2021
WA Chinese and Aboriginal communities get together during Harmony Week
OMI Multicultural Award winners 2021

Recognition for WA’s champions of multiculturalism

Mar 23, 2021
Eleven recipients have been recognised at this year’s Western Australian Multicultural Awards.

Smiling for Harmony Week

Mar 18, 2021
Award-winning Senior Constable Sam Lim talks about making harmony happen

New council to help steer multiculturalism in WA

Feb 2, 2021
Council established to consult on issues facing culturally and linguistically diverse communities of Western Australia.

$3 million to improve CaLD community facilities

Feb 2, 2021
One-off grants support projects that maintain, refurbish or extend existing facilities that are owned and operated by community associations.
Sadeqa Sarvari

International Migrants Day — a day to speak up for others

Dec 16, 2020
International Migrants Day is a welcome reminder for Sadeqa to reflect on the opportunities she has gained.
Lisa Smith

International Migrants Day — making the life you want to live in WA

Dec 16, 2020
Reach out to get to know new - and old - migrants

International Volunteer Day recognises us  … and encourages me to keep volunteering!

Dec 4, 2020
It gives me a lot of satisfaction to see that I can do something for the people to make them happy.
International Volunteers Day

The power of volunteers in the time of Covid-19

Dec 4, 2020
At that time none of us knew what was expected of us or how long this would go on. We started off by collecting donations from members and from other member associations.
Volunteers Day

International Volunteer Day celebrates and says ‘thank you guys’

Dec 4, 2020
Volunteering … I thoroughly enjoy it! I visit people from different cultural backgrounds.
International Volunteers Day

Volunteering helped me to settle in Australia and to feel like I belong

Dec 4, 2020
Volunteering was a very important part of my settlement in Australia, it was a first step for me to connect with my new country.
Liz

Carers need to care for themselves as well as others!

Oct 15, 2020
National Carers Week is a chance to care for carers and challenge stigma
Tandi Kuwana

Now is a good time to talk!

Oct 9, 2020
Mental Health Week 2020: try three simple things to boost your mental health
Pomegranates, honey and apples

Celebrating the year of 5781

Sep 18, 2020
As Rosh Hashanah approaches, the Perth Jewish community knows how lucky we are here in WA to be able to celebrate together.
Trevor Creewel

Celebrating the Jewish New Year

Sep 18, 2020
There’s a sense of celebration but the mood is one of gratitude.
Alice Leggett

A sweet year ahead

Sep 18, 2020
"While Rosh Hashanah has its roots in our ancient religion, I also see it as an important opportunity to feel connected to those around us through our culture, tradition and common heritage."
Poh Gan

There's more to say after RU OK!

Sep 10, 2020
We are always stronger when we share
Tinsae Teshoma

RU OK Day: a good day to listen to others

Sep 10, 2020
This day is a reminder to check on others but also yourself!
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