Diversity | Inclusion | Respect

Established in 1975, MCCI delivers services to and represents the interests of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) in the Illawarra, ACT and Queanbeyan.

Our services include aged care, youth development, community capacity building, volunteering, and training and we are proud to be a dynamic organisation that represents the ever changing needs of our community.

All of our programs and services continue to operate in COVIDSafe ways. Contact us for more information.

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Diversity Insclusion Respect

Support Us

MCCI aims to change the world in a positive way for the Culturally & Linguistically diverse community in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and ACT. We know the challenges facing the CALD communities is ongoing but we believe that if you donate you really can make a difference by becoming a monthly donor. We need you, We are living in challenging times, but we believe in equity of opportunity and know that it can’t wait.


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Join our Team

Do you share a passion for working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities? Are you committed to an inclusive society that embraces, celebrates, and values diversity? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then we’d love to hear from you. As a community-based organisation, we are committed to developing stronger relationships, programs, and services with others who want to collaborate and work with us.

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Partner With Us

Our many generous partners, including businesses have an incredible impact on multicultural families that we support. Working together we can achieve measurable social impact through shared value, capacity building and cause-driven programs. On behalf of all of the communities we support, we thank our corporate partners for their solidarity.

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“Discussing with other service providers gave me a better understanding of how to be more inclusive of people in CALD communities and the challenges they face in regional areas”

Fiona Henwood, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Guide Dogs, attended a roundtable with MCCI’s cultural trainer Gail (photo) on how to make the aged care system more inclusive.

“Mum loves you. Dad loves you. I don’t want anybody else”

For Steve, having a trusted aged care provider to assist his mother Fifi and father Anastasios at home, takes off some of the stress caring for ageing parents.

“I think my daughters are envious because I have a better social life than they have”

Lucia (right) attend our monthly carers group with Maria.

“Bec is an inspiration. She has been a mentor for me”

Hasnaa met Youth Worker Bec when she arrived in Wollongong as a 14-year-old and attended MCCI’s Links to Learning. Seven years later they are still in contact.

“I love it. It’s the next best thing to me mum’s cooking”

Ivan who is Australian of Macedonian descent receives fresh hot meals from our multicultural kitchen.

“I think that what you need in a group, is that friendliness and the confidence you feel as if it’s the family. I always feel we have that”

Nancy attends the Indian group.

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