The Geoff McPherson CRS Scholarships presentation in 2017 took place on Tuesday 20 June – World Refugee Day. For a full report, go to the Events page on our website at https://actrefugee.org.au/events/
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 of providing support. We are now confronted with a case that stretches our resources to the limit. That’s why I am writing to appeal to you for additional financial support. Continue reading
On this page you’ll find News, Information and Where to Get Help
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Last updated: 17 May 2015
These sessions are designed to introduce new members, let interested people know of our activities and update others. See the events page for the next scheduled session. All are welcome – just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend.
Calvary Health Care ACT Refugee Mentoring Program
Canberra Refugee Support is proud to be associated with Calvary Health Care ACT’s Refugee Mentoring Program. The program aims to provide people with a refugee background and/or their children with the opportunity to gain some experience of an Australian workplace. The intention is to assist them gain a clearer idea of the career direction they might wish to pursue and what study might be necessary to achieve this.
It is also seen as a way of enhancing the participant’s self esteem, assisting participation in the community and fostering networks towards enabling effective and satisfying engagement within the Australian social and cultural context.
More information is available at http://www.calvary-act.com.au/refugee-mentoring-program.html
Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA).
CRS is proud to belong to RCOA. As the national umbrella body for more than 130 organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is actively involved in new research, policy development, information and representation on refugee issues. RCOA is now managing the A Just Australia campaign, bringing together two of the most significant voices for refugees and asylum seekers.
RCOA’s website is at www.refugeecouncil.org.au
Where to Get Help
Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme
Are you seeking a protection visa and need some help with your application? The Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS) may be able to help you. The IAAAS offers advice about, or assistance with, applications for eligible people at no charge.
Would you like to find out more about the IAAAS? Follow this link to a brochure with more information.
If you would like to enquire about the IAAAS service in the ACT region please call Companion House on 6251 4550 during office hours.
Torture and Trauma
Companion House, a non profit community based organisation, works with people who have sought refuge in Australia from persecution, torture and war related trauma. Most of the people Companion House works with are asylum seekers or from a refugee background. Their website is at: http://www.companionhouse.org.au/