Cultural Diversity Hub Toowoomba
Fostering vibrant, inclusive communities for all.
At Mercy Community’s Cultural Diversity Hub, we deliver a range of multicultural programs for refugees and migrant families in the Toowoomba and South West Regions, Queensland’s highest area of regional refugee settlement.
Our dedicated team has extensive experience working with refugees and migrants settling in Queensland. This makes the Cultural Diversity Hub a valuable advice and information point for families and other agencies in the region who work with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Programs we deliver
Greencare Mental Health Program: Mercy Community’s new Green Care Program gives migrants and refugees the chance to get outdoors and learn new skills in a positive, healing environment.
Community Action for a Multicultural Society (CAMS): Funded by the Queensland Government Multicultural Affairs, the CAMS program works with agencies and the community to increase accessibility to services for refugee and migrant settlers.
Linking Leaders: Community development program to increase migrant and refugee leader’s project management, networking and leadership skills.
Open Doors: Introduces new culturally-diverse arrivals to facilitate and organisations that enable social connection and belonging within our region’s community life.
Boukra Ahla ‘Tomorrow will be better’: Reduces social isolation among settling Arabic-speaking refugee women and children through facilitated family-friendly social interaction.
Multicultural and Settlement Resources
Produced by the Cultural Diversity Hub team
Strengthening Communities: helps migrant and refugee communities manage family life in Australia in areas such as parenting, intergenerational relationships, education, the labour market and Australian law.
Darling Downs Multicultural Services Directory: a community resource which introduces newly-arrived culturally diverse communities to the region’s services, community associations and facilities.
The Forum Communique: summarises the key points from our two-day forum ‘Connecting our Communities: Social Connection and Cultural Diversity in Regional and Rural Life’.
Contact the Cultural Diversity Hub team today!
Cultural Diversity Hub partners
Our programs are funded by Multicultural Affairs Queensland and the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
We work in partnership with a wide range of regional stakeholders to deliver our programs and services, including Toowoomba Regional Council, TAFE South West, MDA Ltd and other settlement providers, Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, Essilor Vision Foundation, Empire Theatre, HumeRidge Church, East Creek Community Centre, Boboto Connections and the Toowoomba African Multicultural Association.