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STARTTS annual Refugee Ball

The 6th annual STARTTS Refugee Ball was held on October 23, at Cockle Bay Wharf, and was enthusiastically supported by SSI staff. The ball raises much needed funds for the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS).

Our progress on creating a safer environment for children and young people at SSI

Most of the programs at SSI include children and young people, so it is critical that we take active steps to create a safe environment. As we enter National Child Protection Week, here’s a recap of the steps we’ve taken to create a culture of child safety at SSI over the past 12 months.

Intergenerational Report reinforces need for forward-looking immigration strategies to bolster Australia’s future

Today’s release of the 2023 Intergenerational Report (IGR) shows the important role migration plays in sustaining the health of Australia’s ageing nation and the importance of long-term planning to strengthen the country’s migration system.  

SSI celebrates renewal, shared purpose and a year of achievements

Renewal, shared purpose and reflection were at the heart of SSI’s 2022 Annual General Meeting, which brought together more than 160 staff and community members to celebrate the past year.

Iraqi newcomer balances community work with volunteering and claims ‘volunteering is good for the soul!’

International Volunteer Day, held annually on December 5, is an opportunity to celebrate the important role volunteers, like Welcome Ambassador Ms. Alaa Al Karam, play in connecting communities and enhancing people’s lives.

Freedom Sessions returns to showcase new sounds and diverse artistic talent

SSI continues to celebrate artistic talent from migrant, refugee and First Nations backgrounds through its Freedom Sessions that combine virtual performances and candid artist discussions.