SSI Community Portal

Due to the risk posed to staff and client wellbeing as a result of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, SSI and Access locations have been temporarily closed from Monday, March 30, 2020. 

However, we will continue to deliver essential services to our clients and communities with staff working remotely and are committed to finding ways to bring the community together even though we are physically distancing.

At the SSI Community Portal, you will find a range of information, activities and opportunities to help us become a more connected and inclusive community here with SSI. 

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SSI Community Portal



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    Humanitarian Settlement Program HSP

    The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) supports refugees from the moment they arrive at the airport.

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    The Staples Bag

    The Staples Bag arecommitted to empowering our community’s low income earners by providing easy access to low cost and high quality nutritious food staples.

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    #PayItForward today by donating a Care Package of essential goods to make a positive change in the lives of people in need of support.

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    Freedom Sessions

    Freedom Sessions are a series of five performances and artist discussions featuring a diverse group of talented performers who come from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

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    SSI Artist Voices: experiences of the pandemic and a desired future Report launch and online panel discussion

    Tune in and join us for a free lively panel discussion about the experiences and future aspirations of culturally diverse artists in the face of a pandemic that has amplified pre-existing inequality.

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    Gender and (in) Security; Standing Against Violence Against Women

    This session intends to explore how civil society, governments and other actors can actively include women in immediate and long-term decision making, especially in relation to commitments in various realms such as the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Serving with a Purpose

    As part of the #16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Muslim Women Australia invited SSI CEO Violet Roumeliotis as one of the sector leaders to join a discussion about the impacts of COVID-19 on some of the vulnerable communities.

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    Western Sydney Q&A Portal

    A centralised email helpline during COVID-19, to access a panel of selected experts to respond to questions or provide advice to community sector agencies in Western Sydney.

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    Build Beyond Bricks - A podcast by Western Sydney Community Forum

    Greater Western Sydney is home to around 2 million people. Its richness of culture is unique. Its diversity is inspiring. In this space, we lead and shape social policy and service delivery.

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    SameSame Different - This is Western Sydney Podcast

    This podcast series leverages the beauty and richness of cultural diversity and highlights the many stories that makeup Western Sydney. 

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    City of Sydney Community Centres: Online programs

    Enjoy exercise classes, workshops and inclusive events from the City of Sydney's community centres.

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    School holiday programs

    Filled with hundreds of unique experiences, sports clinics, educational workshops and overnight camps, ‘School Holiday Programs’ is proudly Australia’s only online resource dedicated to advertising quality school holiday programs for school aged children.

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    Keen to make new friends? Here are simple three techniques to try

    Making friends is a life-long practice, says Relationships Australia CEO Elisabeth Shaw.

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    Supporting Community Voices: Apply Now!

    Community Voices will provide 12 outstanding Australians with training, support, practical experience and industry knowledge to help them engage effectively with the media.

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