The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is a state-wide community based organisation that provides services to and advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
In supporting young people, CMY combines policy development and direct service delivery within a community development framework. This approach gives CMY strong connections with young people and their communities while enabling positive change on a local, state and national level.
To influence both the social policy agenda and the social services network in Australia to ensure that young people from diverse cultural backgrounds have every opportunity to succeed in Australian society.
We believe that respect for the Human Rights of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds is fundamental to a fair and equitable Australia.
We are committed to diversity through encouraging and promoting inclusiveness and recognition and respect for difference in all its forms. We believe that the philosophy of multiculturalism underpins, strengthens and promotes this diversity.
We advocate for the creation of sustainable ways of meaningful participation and engagement of migrant and refugee young people in decision-making and leadership.