SSI Insights

As a thought-leading community organisation, SSI provides insights and in-depth research on topics including domestic and family violence, access to employment​, CALD access to NDIS​, regional settlement, and early intervention. Read SSI’s latest insight papers here.

SSI Artist Voices Report

pdfSSI Artist Voices Report

'SSI Artist Voices: experiences of the pandemic and a desired future’ presents the findings of a series of virtual in-depth artist roundtables facilitated by SSI between August and September 2020. The roundtables aimed at providing an opportunity for artists involved in the SSI Arts & Culture program to discuss the future of the arts and their own artistic practice and to define what recovery and support would look like for them.

Foundations for belonging: A snapshot of newly arrived refugees

pdfSignature Foundations Report

Successful settlement and integration is a goal shared by refugees, the communities where refugees settle and government at all levels. This research shines a light on aspects of integration that are often overlooked: refugees’ social connections and their access to rights and fulfilment of responsibilities

SSI Women and Girls Strategic Plan 2021–2023

SSI’s Women and Girls Strategic Plan targets all women employed and supported by SSI. The plan has a particular focus on women of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Newly arrived and CALD women make up a significant proportion of our constituency and SSI has expertise in representing multicultural communities.

pdfSSI Women and Girls Strategic Plan 2021-2023

Stronger starts, brighter futures

pdfStronger starts, brighter futures
pdfStronger starts, brighter futures Appendices

Learning and development in the early years of a child's life can have lasting impacts throughout the life course. This research examines the early development trajectories of children from CALD backgrounds in Australia by exploring the existing evidence base and drawing on a detailed analysis of data from the Australian Early Development Census. The research found that children from CALD backgrounds are more likely to developmentally vulnerable at school entry than other children and much less likely to attend most types of early childhood education (e.g. preschool, playgroups). The report makes a series of recommendations aimed at reducing developmental disparities among children to secure Australia's social, cultural and economic future. 

All in for Armidale: A whole-of-community approach to Ezidi settlement

pdfAll in for Armidale9.87 MB

A unique approach to regional refugee settlement is delivering strong results in the new settlement location of Armidale, offering insights that will guide other regional centres seeking to welcome newcomers as long-term members of their communities.

Western Sydney Community Pulse Report on COVID-19

pdfSSI Western Sydney Community Pulse Report on COVID-19

As a community organisation providing settlement and a range of other social services, including foster care, employment and disability services, Settlement Services International (SSI) is experiencing the impacts of COVID-19 on some of our most vulnerable individuals and communities. The identification of pockets of Western Sydney as COVID-19 “hotspots” has brought increased attention by SSI, our members, partners and collaborators as to how people and communities are experiencing the pandemic.