Provide settlement support services to newly arrived migrants and refugees who are assessed by the association as facing poverty, suffering, helplessness, or distress. Develop client-based programs to alleviate suffering and distress caused by the intersectionality of LGBTQIA+ migrants and refugees, and for migrants and refugees with disabilities and mental health issues due to traumatic life experiences. Facilitate social, sporting, and recreational opportunities that promote integration and inclusion of migrants and refugees, identified as in genuine need of relief by the association, with the broader mainstream community.

Settlement Support

  • Building social connection
  • Facilitating employment pathways
  • Developing life skills
  • Providing access to settlement services
  • Helping migrants, refugees and asylum seekers understand their rights
  • Support for mental health and well-being, including for marginalised migrants who identify as LGBTQI+





Post-Settlement Experiences of LGBTQIA+ Refugees and Asylum Seekers - A Mental Health Perspective

Join us in a discussion on the post-settlement experiences of LGBTQIA+ refugees, with a focus on impacts to mental health arising from settlement stress, language and cultural barriers, racial discrimination, ostracism from their own communities/families, and economic and social isolation.

From 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm

At Venue: Online Event

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Refugee Week 2020: Issues and Perspectives

Please join us for our webinar celebrating Refugee Week 2020, as our panel of speakers share their experiences as refugees, as well as working with refugees in Australia and internationally.

From 09:30 am until 10:30 am

At Venue: Online Event

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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.