- Last updated:
- 09 Jun 2017
Council adopted the Sunshine Coast Multicultural Action Plan 2017-2020 at its Ordinary Meeting on 20 April 2017.
The Sunshine Coast Multicultural Action Plan 2017 - 2020 coordinates, builds relationships and strengthens networks and partnerships between council, sector agencies and community centres. It details actions that recognise, value and support people from a multicultural background and that strive to create equal opportunity for all. Actions that will help the Sunshine Coast community thrive.
The Sunshine Coast Multicultural Action Plan 2017 - 2020 contributes to achieving the intent of the Sunshine Coast Social Strategy 2015 and relevant policies pertaining to valuing diversity and equal opportunity for all. It builds upon council’s commitment for “A strong community – In all our unique communities, people are included, treated with respect and opportunities are available to all”.
Our Guiding Principles
Our Priority Areas
The Multicultural Action Plan will focus the delivery of actions through three priority areas.
Valuing Cultural Diversity
Acceptance and recognition of diverse cultures enriches experiences for people from all walks of life. Taking steps to settle and engage new residents and visitors in a manner that makes them welcome and connected to the Sunshine Coast community builds a sense of belonging.
The fostering of relationships, building of business networks and involvement in business events provides for improved skills and career opportunities. The promotion and effective involvement of people from a multicultural background in these activities supports a prosperous future for all.
Enabling Contribution and Participation
Expanding knowledge and fostering an environment that enables people from a multicultural background to actively contribute and participate in community life strengthens the cohesiveness of our community. It improves the ability of the community to respond to cultural diversity issues and develop effective local responses.
View or download the Sunshine Coast Multicultural Action Plan 2017-2020 or the fact sheet.
The Sunshine Coast Multicultural Action Plan 2017-2020 is based on the outcomes of community engagement activities undertaken during 2016 as part of the Multicultural Conversations project.
The Multicultural Conversations project was funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services through the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program.
Council acknowledges the Plan is the result of significant contribution and dedication by individuals, community organisations and government agencies. Council extends its sincere thanks to the Working Group comprising:
• TAFE East Coast
• Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland
• Caloundra Community Centre
• Nambour Community Centre
• Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre
• Maleny Neighbourhood Centre
• Carers Queensland
• Volunteering Sunshine Coast
• Public Health Network
• Buddies Refugee Support Group
• Department of Social Services
• Department of Human Services