Fawkner Social Cohesion Project

Are you a newly arrived resident to Fawkner seeking employment opportunities?

Would you like the opportunity to gain local experience and start to build your professional networks?

The Fawkner Community House can help and support newly arrived residents in their employment journey. Come and talk to us about how to join this program.

Welcome dinner

Free welcome dinners are being held at Fawkner Community House in each month for new residents between 4 -7 pm. Halal and vegetarian options available.

Dates for upcoming welcome dinners are:

  • 31 March
  • 28 April
  • 26 May
  • 30 June

Please register by ringing Fawkner Community House on 9357 3415.  

Employment mentoring program

Council is looking to pair up local business and employers with newly arrived migrants as part of an 8 week mentoring program with benefits for both parties.

This program is funded by Office for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship to deliver a place-based social cohesion project in Fawkner. 

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Strengthen connections across diverse cultural and faith communities at the local level
  • Increase the inclusion, participation and capacity of vulnerable members of faith and cultural communities, for example women, youth and new and emerging communities
  • Raise the awareness and education of the wider community around respect for difference and benefits of cultural diversity, and
  • Support local government and community organisations to identify and respond to challenges to community harmony.

Skills for community leadership

This program is designed for members of the Fawkner community facing multiple challenges. This program aims to provide participants with the skills to practice community leadership across faiths and cultures. It is designed for members of the Fawkner community facing multiple challenges including marginalisation, discrimination and social cohesion.

This intensive three-day course, on 14, 15 and 21 May 2016 will focus on a range of leadership skills including team building, social negotiation, public speaking and community leadership. Find out more.

Further information

Contact Daniela Surace, Fawkner Community House Social Cohesion Project Worker on 9357 3415 or email Fawkner Community House