Get ready to test your knowledge, have fun and raise funds for MCCI Refugee Support at the Champions of Welcome Trivia Night 2024!

The MCCI Refugee Support Champions of Welcome Trivia Night is back for 2024! All funds raised will go towards supporting people from refugee backgrounds living in the Illawarra.

Join us for an epic night of trivia at The Fraternity Club! Get ready to put your knowledge to the test and compete against other trivia enthusiasts. Whether you’re a trivia whiz or just looking for a fun night out, this event is perfect for everyone. Gather your friends, form a team, and get ready to showcase your brainpower.

Dinner can be purchased from downstairs and served in the trivia room. We recommend getting there half an hour early and ordering your dinner before trivia starts. A small selection of snacks will be available at every table and drinks will be available to buy from the bar in the trivia room all evening. People under 18 years of age are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $20 each with tables of 6, 8 and 10 available to purchase. For any questions, please contact cristina.sacco@mcci.org.au.

Together for a culturally inclusive aged care system

This aged care event is an opportunity for service providers and multicultural community leaders in the New England region, NSW, to meet, share perspectives and build partnerships to ensure a more accessible, equitable and appropriate aged care services in rural and remote areas.

For more information, please contact MCCI on 6169 3986 or email admin@mcci.org.au

Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) NSW & ACT is part of the nationwide PICAC Alliance which is funded by the Australian Government to support aged care service providers to deliver care that meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people. PICAC NSW & ACT is auspiced by the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI).

Football 25 January – Free School Holidays Program

Come along to the Fraternity Club for football

Join us for football at the Fraternity Club from 4-5:30pm.

There will be prizes, drinks & snacks!

This day is for people aged 12-24 from a multicultural background.

Please make sure you register if you would like to come along.

Adequate staff supervision will be provided during all activities, however you will need to find your own transport to and from activities, unless otherwise stated by MCCI. All activities follow the MCCI COVIDSafe Plan. If you feel unwell or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.

Come along and test your bowling skills at tenpin bowling!

Join us for some fun tenpin bowling.

Please register if you would like to attend this event.

If you require transport, please let us know and meet at MCCI, 117 Corrimal Street, at 10:30am to catch an MCCI bus to Northern Bowl, Bellambi. We are booked to bowl from 11am until 1pm then return to the MCCI office at 2pm.

If you don’t require transport, arrive at Northern Bowl at 10:45am.

This event is for people aged 12-24 from a multicultural background.

Adequate staff supervision will be provided during all activities, however you will need to find your own transport to and from activities, unless otherwise stated by MCCI. All activities follow the MCCI COVIDSafe Plan. If you feel unwell or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.

Connect, learn and share knowledge on how to improve aged care

The Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care Program (PICAC) providers from NSW, ACT, and VIC are delivering a joint national webinar focusing on specialisation verification, trauma-informed care, the need for a multicultural aged care strategy and consumer expectations. This webinar is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in providing culturally inclusive aged care .

Agenda Highlights

Presentation – Specialisations Verification Framework from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Perspective

Panel discussion – Policy Advocacy for a Multicultural Aged Care Strategy

Presentation – Trauma-informed Care from a Multicultural Perspective

Panel discussion – Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Consumer Voices

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of transformative discussions on culturally appropriate care. Enhance your professional skills and contribute to the development of inclusive aged care services.

This webinar is organised by the Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing and MCCI.

Have fun and learn how to paddle board!

Learn how to paddle board! Meet at Belmore Basin, Wollongong. Please wear clothes that can get wet. Life vests will be provided for those who need one and certified instructors will be running the session. No experience needed! Please meet at at 3:30pm at MCCI, 117 Corrimal Street, and walk over to Belmore Basin with MCCI staff Steve and Emily.

You must be 14 years or older to take part in this session.

Please make sure you register if you would like to come along. Your parent or guardian needs to be present when registering for this event.

This event is for people aged 12-24 from a multicultural background.

Adequate staff supervision will be provided during all activities, however you will need to find your own transport to and from activities, unless otherwise stated by MCCI. All activities follow the MCCI COVIDSafe Plan. If you feel unwell or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.

Come along to the Fraternity Club for football

Join us for football at the Fraternity Club from 4-5:30pm.

There will be prizes, drinks & snacks!

This day is for people aged 12-24 from a multicultural background.

Please make sure you register if you would like to come along.

Adequate staff supervision will be provided during all activities, however you will need to find your own transport to and from activities, unless otherwise stated by MCCI. All activities follow the MCCI COVIDSafe Plan. If you feel unwell or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.

Join us for free games of games, FIFA, table tennis, art & craft at MCCI.

Join us at the MCCI youth space for free games of table tennis, FIFA, Table Tennis and art & craft.

Please register if you would like to come to this event.

This event is for people aged 12-24 from a multicultural background.

Adequate staff supervision will be provided during all activities, however you will need to find your own transport to and from activities, unless otherwise stated by MCCI. All activities follow the MCCI COVIDSafe Plan. If you feel unwell or have COVID symptoms, please stay at home.

Together for a culturally inclusive aged care system

This aged care event is an opportunity for service providers and multicultural community leaders to meet, share perspectives and build partnerships to ensure a more accessible, equitable and appropriate aged care services in rural and remote areas.

This face-to-face networking event is followed by a free lunch.

For more information, please contact MCCI on 6169 3986 or email admin@mcci.org.au

Partners in Culturally Appropriate Care (PICAC) NSW & ACT is part of the nationwide PICAC Alliance which is funded by the Australian Government to support aged care service providers to deliver care that meets the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people. PICAC NSW & ACT is auspiced by the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra (MCCI).

Understanding cultural drivers and influences in the palliative approach to care

You will learn how to increase client satisfaction by delivering culturally appropriate services, including strategies to improve health professionals’ knowledge, skills and confidence in the palliative approach to care for people with a life-limiting illness. The training will enable you to understand how to provide the best possible care and support for people with different cultural needs.

Target Audience

Allied health clinicians, registered nurses, enrolled nurses and AINs working with older people in the community and residential aged care services.

Topics include

  • Understand the palliative approach to care
  • Learn how culture influences expectations, decision-making and reactions to the palliative approach
  • Apply the palliative approach to a cultural briefing

The cultural aspect of this session does not include any clinical information.

PEPA is funded by the Department of Health and is aimed at preparing Australia’s health workforce to deliver quality, holistic, person-centred and culturally responsive care to people with a life-limiting illness.

PICAC, auspiced by MCCI, is a government initiative that can help you to develop and enhance relationships with CALD aged care communities, identifying their unique needs.

For more information contact Rachel on 02 6264 7330 – rachel.simek@calvary-act.com.au

Please note that access to the office is from the traffic lights at the intersection of Phillip Avenue and Northbourne Avenue. Turn into the Kamberra Function Centre and follow the signs to the far end of the carpark.