October was full of networking at Polaron. Among others, we took part in numerous events including The Celebration of Culture, Community and Collaboration organised by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, as well as a Panel discussion on CALD communities & NDIS and ECCV’s Policy Paper Launch organised at the Multicultural Hub in Melbourne.
Celebration of Culture, Community and Collaboration
Held at the Immigration Museum, the event was a great opportunity to see the launch of next year’s series of events planned by the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) for Cultural Diversity Week in 2020. Polaron’s representatives had chance to catch up with friends and meet the new Chair of the VMC, Vivienne Nguyen, Deputy Chair Maria Dimopoulos and several VMC commissioners.
Polaron as one of the partners of VMC’s Cultural Diversity Week, is happy to share that the amazing theme of Cultural Diversity Week in 2020 will be: Curiosity, Conversation and Community.
We look forward to what will come in 2020 and cannot wait to be a part of next years Cultural Diversity Week.
Panel discussion on CALD communities & NDIS and ECCV’s Policy Paper Launch
Held at the Multicultural Hub in Melbourne, the event’s purpose was to promote a better understanding of the perspectives of people with disability from a CALD background. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV), with kind support from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, organised a panel discussion with members of individuals with a disability.
The event was a great opportunity for organisations and government representatives to hear directly from people with disability on how we can work together towards a more inclusive and culturally responsive NDIS. On the same occasion, ECCV launched its latest policy paper ‘It’s Everybody’s Business’: Multicultural Perspectives on Disability and the NDIS, which highlights experiences of individuals from ethnically diverse backgrounds accessing the NDIS and disability services in Victoria.
The work ECCV conducts in this space is so valuable and we urge everyone to support them in their efforts.