CaLD Civics & Citizenship Development
Today, according to 2016 census data, one in three Western Australians are born overseas. WA is home to people from more than 190 countries, speaking approximately 270 languages and dialects including around 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages making WA one of the country’s most diverse and multicultural societies in Australia.
When people come to Australia they come for a a better life, but often as a new Australian, particularly those that are middle aged (in their 30s, 40’s and 50s) there are huge challenges including English as a second language, cultural barriers, lack of recognition of overseas qualifications and lack of work experience to name a few. Even feeling a sense of belonging to a new community is a challenge, often just simply understanding the Australian way can be of huge advantage.
To assist those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Auspire delivers Understanding Civics and Citizenship Masterclasses and Forums.
Benefits for attendees include understanding what we mean by active citizenship, how community participation and contribution to public life can create strength in communities and gaining confidence in being a part of the fabric of our community.
In addition, Masterclasses also provide the opportunity to engage on a deeper level with members of our Auspire Network and provide information on the three levels of Government, the electoral process; peoples’ rights and responsibilities as citizens and our values as a dynamic modern nation.
Contact us if you would like to book a Masterclass or Forum for your community.