Our Mission

About CDNI

CDNI was incorporated in February 2020 under the Associations Incorporations Act NSW 2009 and is a ‘Registrable Body’ by ASIC under the Corporations Act 2001 (C’wealth). The ASIC registration allows CDNI to operate in all States. It must report annually to both ASIC and the NSW Department of Fair Trading. CDNI is registered as a charity under the ‘Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission Act 2012’ (C’wealth) and it must report annually to ACNC.

Our Vision

An Australian society that is equal, just and inclusive, where all people are treated with respect and dignity, where everyone belongs and has a place within the community.

Objectives and Purposes

  • Recognising and alleviating the suffering, misfortune, helplessness, distress and/or poverty facing some newly arrived migrants and refugees by providing unique, culturally appropriate services
  • Addressing gaps in other services (i.e. providing services not currently being provided) to alleviate as above; and
  • Consult with government agencies & community about the poverty and distress being faced and requiring alleviation.

Our Values

  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Inclusiveness

Affiliate Member

    I confirm my intention to be a member of Cultural Diversity Network Inc (CDNI). I have read and understood CDNI's constitution. I undertake to abide by the constitution; to act in a manner that is consistent with CDNI's values of equality, inclusion, diversity and embracing of difference; and to support CDNI's mission of helping migrants and refugees achieve a sense of belonging, independence and purpose through education, work, social connection and friendships.

    Cultural Diversity Network Inc (CDNI) and its members acknowledge the Aboriginal people who are the traditional custodians of the land on which CDNI operates.