Humanitarian Settlement Program provide essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants

Refugee Support

Humanitarian Settlement Program provide essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants. Learn more:

IgniteAbility

IgniteAbility Small Business Start-ups is a pilot program established to facilitate business creation for people with disability. Learn More:

International Metropolis Conference 2018 : text "New thinking on migration starts here"

Metropolis 2018

New thinking on migration starts here at Metropolis Conference  Register nowJoin global thought leaders of the migration sector to drive innovation and social change at #Metropolis2018

SSI Employment

Employment is integral for newly arrived refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and for other vulnerable people in our community. Learn more:

Community Innovation Fund workers

Community Fund

The SSI Community Innovation Fund enriches community members, leaders & groups to build a stronger, more vibrant and resilient life together in south-west Sydney. Learn more:

Success stories

Adi Tefera: Ethiopian refugee recognised for strong entrepreneurial spirit in Sydney inner-west café

Adi Tefera photographed by William Robinson in Summer HillEthiopian refugee and 33-year old single mother Adi Tefera arrived in Australia as a young child. Today she keeps herself busy in Sydney with her young son Yonathon along with her passion for food and a rapidly expanding pipeline of new business projects.

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Quality services and support

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.