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Time to shine for the Daytime Singing Group

Ability Links NSW is always looking for opportunities to organise activities that bring people together, tackling social isolation and celebrating diversity and inclusion. A great example of this is the Daytime Singing Group based in Cooma, NSW who have just had their first opportunity to showcase what they love doing.

Welcome2Sydney participants and ambassadors celebrate 40th year of Newtown Festival

On Sunday, November 11, participants and ambassadors from the Welcome2Sydney project attended Newtown Festival, spending a fun day out enjoying music, markets and food.

In conversation: SSI Arts and Culture Program Manager, Carolina Triana talks New Beginnings Festival from inception to evolution.

The arts and culture festival that brings diversity to the fore — the SSI New Beginnings Festival in Spring — took place at the iconic Darling Harbour on Saturday, November 3, 2018.

Artists from refugee backgrounds launch new work at thriving street festival

Eat Your Heart Out Liverpool — a celebration of art in the Liverpool CBD on August 25 — will combine mouth-watering food, live music and performances, markets, garden games and art into a feast for the senses.

Sam’s Space – Armidale Community News for July 2018

The settlement journey has continued for our 23 families in Armidale this July, with special emphasis on working directly with newcomer leaders and youth to establish their interests and support them in what they hope to achieve in Armidale. I’ve also had new opportunities to meet more of the amazing community groups around Armidale, who are excited to explore ways of helping our new families settle.

Public film screenings bring communities together during Refugee Week

As part of Refugee Week 2018 celebrations, Settlement Services International (SSI) hosted public screenings of The Staging Post in regional Armidale and at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) in Sydney. The screenings fostered a positive narrative about refugees and resettlement in local and regional communities.

New Beginnings Festival brings Inner West locals and new communities together to celebrate Refugee Week 2018

Hundreds of Inner West locals recently showed their support for refugees and a thriving arts community as part of Refugee Week 2018 celebrations.

TEDxSydney partnership enables SSI program participants to attend conference in celebration of diversity and inclusion

Settlement Services International (SSI) was proud to be the official charity partner for the TEDxSydney 2018 Humankind-themed conference on Friday, 15 June 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

Sam’s Space – Armidale Community News for June 2018

June has been an incredible month for SSI, our volunteers and our settling families in Armidale, marking Refugee Week, Volunteer Week and many more great events and initiatives.

Refugee Week: What’s on

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

Innovative artist blends technology with art to build engagement during Refugee Week

Iranian refugee, artist and engineer Majid Rabet is facilitating a series of creative workshops for newly arrived artists in the lead up to the SSI New Beginnings Festival for Refugee Week 2018, staged at the Refugee Welcome Centre, Lilyfield.

Joint Media Release: New Beginnings Festival for Refugee Week to close Open Inner West

SSI New Beginnings Festival event The Spirit of Welcome will officially close 2018 Open Inner West at the Refugee Welcome Centre in Callan Park, Leichhardt, on 24 June.

Welcome to ’Sam’s Space’

Welcome to ’Sam’s Space’, my space, where in each edition of SSI’s Community News Armidale, I’ll be keeping you briefed on the latest projects, events, discussions and services led and supported by SSI, in the Armidale community.

Designer harnesses talents to help Ignite participants accelerate business

SSI Ignite Small Business Start-Ups works together with a pool of specialists to help Ignite participants to achieve their business goals.

Celebrate Harmony Day with SSI!

Harmony Day, March 21, has become a significant day of the year when Australians are encouraged to celebrate the cultural diversity of our country.

SSI celebrates IDPwD with community, local government and business

SSI observed the 2017 International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) by celebrating community organisations, local governments, businesses and community members working towards disability inclusion.

New Beginnings Festival in Spring provides launchpad for refugees

Hundreds of Sydneysiders showed their support for refugees when an eclectic group of Sydney’s newest community members took centre stage at Darling Harbour on November 18.

Festival highlights contribution of refugees to Australian society

An eclectic group of Sydney’s newest community members took centre stage at an arts and culture festival in Darling Harbour over the weekend.   On Saturday November 18, Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour hosted Settlement Services International’s (SSI) New Beginnings Festival in Spring, where thousands of Sydneysiders gathered to enjoy the musical, culinary and artistic talents of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.  

Corporate volunteers: ‘very busy, very enjoyable’, bringing community together

Seven staff from Deutsche Bank who volunteered at SSI’s Armenian-themed Community Kitchen on November 15 were so excited by the experience they have vowed to return with more of their colleagues.

Festival shatters refugee stereotypes

Artists, craftspeople and gastronomes forging new lives in Australia will take centre stage at a free festival in November that challenges stereotypes about newly arrived communities. On November 18, Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour will host the New Beginnings Festival in Spring, where thousands of Sydneysiders will gather to enjoy the musical, culinary and artistic talents of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.