our projects

  • Cultural Advantage
    Cultural Advantage
    Cultural Advantage

    The Cultural Advantage programs works with organisations over a 1-year period to conduct a comprehensive audit that addresses issues of inclusion in the workplace and identifies key areas for development. The goal is to promote existing diversity within the current staff while also developing recruitment and policies that enhance social cohesion and reflect the diversity […]

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  • Social Outfit – Retail Training Program
    Social Outfit – Retail Training Program
    Social Outfit – Retail Training Program

    The Social Outfit’s Retail Training Program addresses the multiple, complex barriers to employment faced by young women from refugee backgrounds. The young women are engaged in a 6-months of training and employment in our live retail environment. Designed to support social cohesion, the women develop new networks and build confidence through interacting with broader Sydney […]

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  • Australian Refugee Volunteers
    Australian Refugee Volunteers
    Australian Refugee Volunteers

    The Australian Refugee Volunteers (ARV)  run 11 program days each year, with an adventurous activity such as horse-riding, canoeing or a high ropes course, supplemented by team building activities and discussions. Their ‘Teens’ are buddied one on one with a volunteer, offering opportunities for mentorship and cross-cultural conversations as many volunteers are migrants themselves. It’s […]

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  • ‘Cook and Chat’
    ‘Cook and Chat’
    ‘Cook and Chat’

    Cook and Chat enables individuals to enter a safe space to learn and interact with others. Within this space, we seek to build confidence through learning together in a judgement free environment. The participants of the group have shown a steady growth in cohesion through the willingness of participants to mentor one another when working […]

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  • The Bread & Butter Project
    The Bread & Butter Project
    The Bread & Butter Project

    The Bread and Butter Project is Australia’s first social enterprise bakery, whereby 100% of profits are reinvested into baker training and employment pathways for refugees and asylum seekers. 

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  • CareerSeekers
    CareerSeekers
    CareerSeekers

    CareerSeekers provides support to both refugees and asylum seekers, who are either currently studying at university, or looking to restart their professional career in Australia.

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  • Refuge of Hope
    Refuge of Hope
    Refuge of Hope

    Refuge of Hope aims to support the wellbeing of immigrants, refugees and international students from Latin America, who are living in Melbourne.

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  • City East College Mentor Program
    City East College Mentor Program
    City East College Mentor Program

    The Mentor Program aims to support and empower professional, work-ready migrants and refugees to reach their employment goals. 

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  • Enterprising Wyndham
    Enterprising Wyndham
    Enterprising Wyndham

    The Enterprising Business Start-Up Intensive offers the opportunity for people with early stage business ideas to gain business skills, learn about business and create networks.

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  • Community Four
    Community Four
    Community Four

    This project aims to improve the life-skills of 40 newly arrived Australian Hazara women, by developing connections between their group and more established Australian communities. 

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  • Taste Tours
    Taste Tours
    Taste Tours

    Taste Cultural Food Tours is a food tour organisation and social enterprise, that provides training to Australian migrants, refugees and local youth.   

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  • TRY Build
    TRY Build
    TRY Build

    TRY Build is a social enterprise that creates training and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people, whilst building affordable, sustainable social housing. 

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  • Welcome Dinners
    Welcome Dinners
    Welcome Dinners

    The Welcome Dinner Project brings together newly arrived people and established Australians over a facilitated shared meal, to create a platform for meaningful connection. 

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  • All of Us – 10 years on
    All of Us – 10 years on
    All of Us – 10 years on

    In 2008, the Scanlon Foundation supported the photographer Michel Lawrence to show the great diversity of people from all over the world who then called Australia home. Ten years on, we revisit some of those stories to see what has changed.

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