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SSI CEO named 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year

Violet Roumeliotis has been recognised as the 2017 Telstra Australian Business Woman of the Year.

SSI foster carer commended at 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards

SSI’s foster carer Alaweia Kual has been recognised as a finalist in the 2017 NSW Grandparent of the Year Awards for her valuable contributions to the community both as a kinship carer for her grandson and as a community leader supporting newly arrived refugees from her home country of Sudan.

Cultural Shift 2017 showcases settlement innovation for migrant and refugee families

More innovative and tailored initiatives for refugee and migrant families are essential to overcoming settlement challenges and fostering a long-term sense of belonging, delegates heard at a conference last week.

Revitalised runner will now help others with SSI in City2Surf 2017

A vision-impaired runner will join the SSI team in City2Surf 2017 thanks to a connection his Ability Links linker made with the Achilles Running Club in Sydney.  

UNHCR Consultations 2017: SSI in Geneva working for greater outcomes for refugees

It has been a full few days at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement in Geneva. SSI is one of a number of international NGOs attending, to discuss pressing issues in response to the global refugee crisis.

National Volunteer Week 2017 profile: Meet Ladan

Ladan Haghighat volunteers for SSI in the Friendship Garden at Auburn Centre for Community. That’s fitting because her name, Ladan, is Persian for the nasturtium flower.

National Volunteer Week 2017 profile: Meet Al

His name is Clodoaldo Moroni but you can call him Al. Al, originally from Brazil, loves volunteering.

National Volunteer Week 2017 profile: Meet Zakia

When Zakia Housaini started working with SSI it changed her personality.  “It made me more confident. And I kind of know the world better,” she said.

SSI has a new Board and Chair to lead it in 2016-2017

A number of new directors were welcomed to the Settlement Services International Board Annual General Meeting, while three stepped down, including long-term Chair Kamalle Dabboussy.