Welcome to Community Migrant Resource Centre
Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) is a registered charity, community based, not for profit organisation. CMRC provides settlement services in the Western and Northern Sydney regions.
About Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC)
Originally established in 1996, the organisation focuses on providing specialised support services to newly arrived migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants. These services include:
- Settlement services which assist new arrivals to build self-reliance and integrate into the local community;
- Employment and training which assist the target group to understand and access the Australian labour market programs;
- Social enterprise and career based opportunities;
- Family support initiatives which address some of the social and cultural challenges for new entrants to Australia.
CMRC operates within a community capacity building framework by encouraging individuals and multicultural communities to identify and address their own issues and to work in collaborative partnership with other agencies to provide services which have both an immediate and long term benefit for the community.
The MRC employs over 60 full time, part-time and casual staff.
Inspiring Change Conference 2016
Conversations With A Muslim High Schooler - Leyla Kaya
Last month the CMRC Young Storytellers began a project to counter the abundant misrepresentation of Muslim youth in the media by providing them with a platform, wherein they are able share their experiences and thoughts on topical issues that are important to them. This month we were able to sit down with Leyla Kaya, a proactive school leader from Sydney’s West, who hopes to share her experiences growing up in Australia, whilst offering a little advice for other young Muslim girls. Leyla, a thoughtful and optimistic Muslim student talks to us about school, cultural misunderstandings, being Australian, her faith and her decision to put on the Islamic hijab.