ACT CALD Conference — Saturday 17th October 2009
A large gathering of emergency services personnel, CALD community organisation representatives and community members attended a conference on Saturday 17th October organised by ACT’s Emergency Services Agency in conjunction with the Australian Federal Police and Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of Disability Housing and Community Services.
The conference was opened by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Honourable John Hargreaves with various guest speakers from the community and emergency services, sharing information about their previous experience of and the various organisational roles in emergency management. The importance of continuing the vital work of developing relationships and actively involving and partnering with CALD communities and organisations, was a message that resonated throughout the day.
Group discussions explored 5 key areas:
A summary will be developed by ACT Emergency Services Agency’s CALD Liaison Officer to further future initiatives for the ACT.
This activity was undertaken by ACT’s Jurisdictional Community Partnership project, a component of AGD’s Inclusive Emergency Management with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Program.
Further information regarding this program can be provided by contacting AGD’s CALD Project Officer on (03) 5421 5295