Open Garden (as seen on TV) a huge local success

The Open Garden created and hosted by local Tina van Raay, (as seen on Better Homes & Gardens) was to raise funds for CRS. CAFÉ MILALA run by young women from Afghanistan served delicious cakes along with coffees and teas all weekend long. The weekend was a huge success and we thank everyone for their support.

CRS Fundraising Dinner – 12 October 2017

Vietnamese food

The 2017 CRS Fundraising Dinner was held at The Hellenic Club in Phillip on Thursday 12 October. Once again, the Hellenic Club provided a terrific venue, with efficient and courteous service and delicious food. This is more than a club: worth making the effort to visit. Our first keynote speaker was Dr Kim Huynh. As an Indochinese Boat person, Kim …

CRS Fundraising Dinner – October 2017

The 2017 CRS Fundraising Dinner took place on 12 October 2017 at the Hellenic Club’s Olympus Room, Woden ACT. Guest speakers were Paul Power, CEO of Refugee Council of Australia (RCoA) and Kim Huynh, a local identity, academic and author. The MC for the evening was the wonderful Alex Sloan, 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year and former ABC Local …

AGM 2017

The Annual General Meeting of Canberra Refugee Support Inc was held  on the 6 September 2017. The audited Statement of Accounts and the Auditor’s Report are at this link: CRS Finance AUDIT 2016-17

2017 Ceremony

CRS 2017

To mark UN World Refugee Day each year, Canberra Refugee Support sponsors a refugee scholarship program to recognise and support refugees in Canberra. 2017 was the thirteenth year a public scholarship program has been delivered. This is probably the most significant event in the CRS calendar which is held in June at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre in Civic. The purpose …

2017-18 Federal Budget

The Refugee Council of Australia has produced an analysis of how the 2017-2018 Budget measures affect refugees and those seeking humanitarian protection, along with a media release on those changes.

CRS Family in need

Dear CRS supporter Your spontaneous generosity over the past few years has enabled us to do a great deal to be good neighbours in assisting asylum seekers and refugees to find a life in Canberra and be supported while their claims are assessed. In the last year the impact of Government policy has been to increase the cost to CRS …

A Special Donation

An asylum seeker family in Canberra has been receiving support from Canberra Refugee Support and some of its members for the last couple of years. At the end of a recent family/CRS members outing, the family concerned gave a cash donation of $250 dollars to CRS. The family indicated that they had kept careful records of every financial contribution ever …