The Centre For Multi-Cultural Youth Issues CMYI is a community based organisation that advocates for the needs of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds. It combines policy development and direct service delivery with a community development approach that gives it strong connections with young people and their communities.
The Centre is funded to develop a policy discussion paper each year to inform government and services on emerging issues for refugee young people. In 2006 they published Settling In and in 2007 they developed Playing for the Future.
In 2008, CMYI plans to explore the issue of refugee young people and employment, with a particular focus on policies and programs that support young people’s transition into meaningful employment (e.g. Job Network, targeted support programs, traineeships and apprenticeships). They will:
If you would like to be involved in the consultation process you can: